We offer the following options:
1) Special Education, M.Ed (Advanced Studies in Special Education Concentration)
Individuals who are not seeking special education licensure, but who are interested in obtaining an advanced degree in special education may elect to earn a master's degree through the Master of Education in Special Education degree. This program is designed for individuals who already posses a teaching license or have no desire to earn a teaching license. This program option has been most conducive for majority of our international students. Add-on licensure requirements can also be built into the program. Click here for catalog description!
Dr. Nyarambi is a contact person for students who identify themselves as International and/or diverse and feel that they need special support for adapting and adjusting as they pursue their studies.
2) Two Concentration Options for Initial Licensure
The Special Education (SPED) Program offers a Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) for the advanced preparation of personnel to serve children, youth, and adults who have disabilities. The program offers three concentrations, with each area of emphasis designed to prepare students to teach students with mild to severe disabilities, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, behavioral disorders, and moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. Emphasis is placed on teaching students with a variety of needs within the context of the least restrictive environment, developing collaboration and consultation skills, incorporating assistive technology, and using curriculum-based assessment methods.
Teachers who currently hold a valid Tennessee teaching license may add on an endorsement in the following areas:
a) Special Education: Low Incidence Disabilities Graduate Certificate
This program is designed for individuals seeking add-on licensure in Comprehensive Special Education or wanting to enhance their knowledge of Low Incidence Disabilities. This program mirrors the add-on requirements while also earning a certificate. Students should follow the Entrance and Exit Requirements on the add-on sheet if earning an add-on. All applicable course credits can be transferred into the Special Education Master’s program if admitted. Click here for catalog description!
b) Special Education: High Incidence Disabilities Graduate Certificate
This program is designed for individuals seeking add-on licensure in Special Education Interventionist K-8/6-12 or wanting to enhance their knowledge of High Incidence Disabilities. This program mirrors the add-on requirements while also earning a certificate. Students should follow the Entrance and Exit Requirements on the add-on sheet if earning an add-on. All applicable course credits can be transferred into the Special Education Master’s program if admitted. Click here for catalog description!
PRAXIS Information -New Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Interactive Practice Tests
The Praxis program is pleased to announce the introduction of Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Interactive Practice Tests (IPTs). The Praxis IPTs are full-length practice tests that are available through the ETS Store. Each practice test allows candidates to answer test questions and simulate the testing experience. After each practice test, candidates can view their results and see the answers to all of the questions.
These IPTs provide answers with explanations, a timer to simulate testing conditions and automated scoring features including:
- Number of questions answered correctly
- Content category scores indicating the number of questions answered correctly in each content category to help candidates understand their performance level
After purchase of the practice tests, practice can start immediately. Each subscription is valid for 90 days after the first use or 10 uses, whichever comes first. The results of each practice test can be printed out, but they are not saved once the candidate exits the test.
These new HTML-based practice tests will help test takers prepare for the upcoming Praxis Core tests.
For more information about schedules and test windows, please visit the Praxis website.