Tennessee Masters in Education Programs

All around The Volunteer State, there is a demand for qualified educators and administrators to work in public and private schools at all levels, museums, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and corporations. You can set yourself apart from the rest of Tennessee’s educators with a Master’s in Education from a nationally accredited program. Below you will find the Tennessee colleges and universities that offer nationally accredited graduate programs in Education.


Austin Peay State University
College of Graduate Studies

The College of Graduate Studies at Austin Peay State University offers a variety of Master’s programs for educators. They offer Master of Arts in Education programs in the following specializations:

  • Curriculum and Instruction (Concentrations available in Advanced Studies, Instructional Technology, Mathematics, and Special Education)
  • Reading
  • Educational Leadership Studies

They offer a Master of Education degree in Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning with an optional concentration in Childhood Literacy/Reading as well as Master of Arts in Teaching programs with specializations available in Elementary Education K-6, Special Education K-12, and Secondary Education 7-12.

Additional educator-related programs are also offered at the university. They offer Master of Science programs in the following areas of study:

  • Biology
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Health and Human Performance (Concentrations available in Health Leadership with Public Health Education, Health Leadership with Health Administration, and Sports and Wellness Leadership)
  • Management
  • School Counseling

Master of Arts programs are available in the following fields of study:

  • Communication Arts
  • English
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Military History

They offer other graduate degrees including a Master of Social Work, a
Master of Music (concentrations available in Music Education and Performance), and a Master of Professional Studies (concentrations available in Strategic Leadership, Human Resources Leadership, and Training and Development).

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

Kimbrough (KB), Room 203
PO Box 4458
Clarksville, TN 37044
(931) 221-7662


Carson-Newman College
Graduate Studies in Education

Carson-Newman College offers Master’s programs for both licensed educators and those seeking initial licensure. Those who hold a non-teaching Bachelor’s and are seeking initial teacher licensure should pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching degre offered in one of the following specializations:

  • Early Childhood Education PK-3
  • Elementary Education 1-6
  • Middle Grades 4-8
  • Secondary Education 7-12 and K-12 (Concentrations available in Biology, Business, Child and Family Studies, Chemistry, English, Family and Consumer Science, French, Government, History, Mathematics, Music/Instrumental, Music/Vocal, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, Theatre, and Visual Arts)
  • Special Education K-12
  • Chinese as a Second Language
  • English as a Second Language/ESL K-12

Licensed teachers who wish to advance their professional development can choose from a variety of Master of Education programs in the following specializations:

  • Coaching Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • Reading Specialist

Other programs are available to educators including Master of Science in Counseling (concentrations available in Mental/Behavioral Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Spiritual Guidance and Care). Master of Arts programs are offered in Applied Theology and Applied Social Justice (concentrations available in Christian Community Development and Social Entrepreneurship).

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

2130 Branner Avenue
Jefferson City, TN 37760
(865) 471-3224


Christian Brothers University
Graduate School

The Graduate School at Christian Brothers University offers several graduate programs designed specifically for educators and administrators of academic institutions. For those who hold a Bachelor’s degree and wish to become certified in teaching, they offer Master of Arts in Teaching programs in the following specializations:

  • Art Education/Visual Arts K-12
  • Early Childhood Education PK-3
  • Elementary Education K-6
  • Middle Grades Education 4-8
  • Secondary Education 7-12 (Concentrations available in Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, and Physics)
  • French PK-12
  • German PK-12
  • Spanish PK-12
  • Reading Specialist PK-12
  • Special Education Modified K-12

For licensed teachers seeking advanced professional development, Christian Brothers University offers Master of Education programs in two specializations: Teacher Leadership and Curriculum & Instruction. A Master of Science in Educational Leadership is also available.

Other graduate degree programs offered which might be applicable to career goals for certain educators include programs leading to Master of Accountancy, Master of Arts in Catholic Studies, Master of Science in Engineering Management, and Master of Engineering Management degrees.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104
(801) 321-3000


Cumberland University
School of Education & Public Service

The School of Education & Public Service at Cumberland University offers severa graduate programs for educators and administrators alike. They offer several Master of Arts in Teaching programs for those with non-teaching Bachelor’s degrees who are seeking initial teacher certification via a Master’s program. The Master of Arts in Education can be earned in one of the following specializations: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education.

For licensed teachers they offer a Master of Arts in Education program, a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership program, and Master of science programs in Public Service Management and Sports and Exercise Pedagogy.

Other schools at Cumberland University also offer Master’s programs that might help meet the career goals of certain educators. They offer Master of Science program in Public Service Management and a Master of Arts in Fine Arts with concentrations available in Music, Studio Art, and Theatre & the Dramatic Arts.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

Bone Hall
1 Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087
(800) 467-0562


East Tennessee State University
Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education

The Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education at East Tennessee State University offers numerous graduate programs designed specifically for educators and administrators. For those seeking initial licensure the offer Master of Arts in Teaching programs in Elementary Education K-6, Middle Grades Education 4-8, and Secondary Education K-12. Those choosing the Secondary Education specialization can choose from a variety of 7-12 licensure concentrations including the following:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • English as a Second Language/ESL
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Government
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Speech Communication
  • Technology Engineering 5-12

Master of Arts in Teaching programs are also offered leading to K-12 licensure in Art, English as a Second Language/ESL, Music, Physical Education, and Theatre.

Master of Education programs are offered in the following specializations:

  • Educational Communications and Technology
  • Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (Concentrations available in School Administration and Leadership, Student Personnel Leadership, and Teacher Leadership)
  • Elementary Education
  • School Library Media
  • Secondary Education
  • Secondary Education/Classroom Technology
  • Teaching and Learning Advance Studies
  • Special Education (Concentrations available in Early Childhood Special Education and Advanced Practitioner)

Master of Arts programs are offered in the following specialty areas:

  • Counseling (Concentrations available in Community Agency Counseling, Higher Education Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Elementary/Secondary School Counseling)
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Kinesiology and Sport Studies (Concentrations available in Sport Management as well as Exercise Physiology and Performance)
  • Reading (Concentrations available in Reading Education and Storytelling)

Additionally, a Master of Science program is offered in Speech-Language Pathology.

Other graduate programs which are suitable for some educators depending on their career goals include Master of Science programs in the following areas of study:

  • Allied Health
  • Applied Computer Science
  • Allied Health
  • Biology (Concentrations available in Microbiology, Paleontology, and Biomedical Sciences)
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Geosciences (Concentrations available in Geospatial Analysis and Paleontology)
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Technology (Concentrations available in Digital Media, Engineering Technology, and Entrepreneurial Leadership)

Master of Arts degree programs are offered in the following fields:

  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • English
  • History
  • Liberal Studies
  • Professional Communication
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Additional programs are offered leading to a Master of Accountancy, Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Master of Professional Studies in Stategic Leadership, Master of Social Work, and Master of Public Administration (concentrations available in Not-for-Profit Administration, Public Financial Management, and Planning and Development).

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

P319 Warf-Pickel Hall, PO Box 70685
Johnson City, TN 37614
(423) 439-7626


Freed-Hardeman University
School of Education

The School of Education at Freed-Hardeman University offers Master of Education programs in Curriculum and Instruction leading to licensure in Elementary Education, Secondary Education Special Education, Administration and Supervision, and School Counseling.

Other graduate programs offered which are applicable to career goals of some educators include those programs leading to a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a Master of Arts in New Testament, a Master of Ministry, and a Master of Divinity.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

158 East Main Street
Henderson, TN 38340
(800) 348-3481


Lee University
Graduate Studies / Helen De Vos College of Education

Lee University’s Helen De Vos College of Education offers several graduate programs for educators and administrators. Master of Arts in Teaching programs are offered leading to initial teacher licensure in Elementary Education K-6, Secondary Education 7-12, Special Education, and Classroom Teaching.

Practicing Teachers who have completed an undergraduate teaching program can pursue a Master of Education program. The degree is offered in three specializations: Educational Leadership, Special Education, and Classroom Teaching.

Several other graduate programs are applicable to educators. Master of Science programs are offered in the following fields of study:

  • College Student Development
  • Holistic Child Development
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • School Counseling

Additional programs offered include a Master of Church Music, a Master of Music (concentrations available in Conducting/Choral, Conducting/Wind, Music Education, and Performance), and Master of Arts programs in Biblical/Theological Studies and Ministry Studies.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

1120 North Ocoee Street
Cleveland, TN 37320
(800) LEE-9930


Lipscomb University
Office of Graduate Studies

Lipscomb University’s College of Education offers a Master of Education program in Instructional Practice for those seeking initial teacher licensure. Students can gain licensure in over 20 different areas of teaching including Elementary Education, Middle Grade Education, and many subject specialties within Secondary Education.

Other Master of Education programs are offered in the following specializations:

  • Collaborative Professional Learning
  • Educational Leadership
  • English Language Learning (leading to English as a Second Language/ESL endorsement)
  • Mathematics Specialist
  • Special Education Modified K-12
  • Reading Specialist
  • Technology Integration
  • Teaching, Learning, and Leading

Other colleges within Lipscomb offer additional programs useful to educators in meeting their career goals. Some include Master of Science programs in the following:

  • Biomolecular Science
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Engineering Management
  • Exercise and Nutrition Science
  • Information Security
  • Information Technology Management
  • Psychology
  • Sustainability

Master of Arts programs are offered in Christian Ministry, Civic Leadership, and Conflict Management. Additional graduate programs include those leading to Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Accountancy, Master of Professional Studies in Aging Services Leadership, and Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degrees.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

Ezell Center 120
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 966-6287


Middle Tennessee State University
College of Graduate Studies

Students will find no shortage of Master’s degree programs designed for educators and administrators at Middle Tennessee State University. Their College of Education offers numerous Master of Education programs in the following areas of specialization:

  • Administration and Supervision (Concentrations available in Public School K-12, Higher Education, and Library Science)
  • Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning
  • Curriculum and Instruction (Concentrations available in Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Education, Middle School Education, English as a Second Language/ESL)
  • Reading
  • Special Education (Concentrations available in Mildly/Moderately Disabled Students, Preschool Disabled Students, Severely/Profoundly Disabled Students, and Vision Disabilities)

A Master of Education program is also offered in Aerospace Education.

Master of Arts in Teaching programs are offered in French, German, and Spanish. Master of Science in Teaching programs are offered in Mathematics (concentrations available in Middle Grade Mathematics and Secondary Mathematics).

Many other Master’s programs which might be suitable for certain educators are also offered by the various other colleges within Middle Tennessee State. Master of Science
programs are offered in the following areas of study:

  • Aviation Administration (Concentrations available in Aviation Education, Aviation Management, and Aviation Safety and Security Management)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Engineering Technology (Concentration available in Occupational Health and Safety)
  • English
  • Health and Human Performance (Concentrations available in Health as well as Kinesiology)
  • Horse Science (Concentrations available in Equine Education, Equine Physiology, and Industry Management)
  • Information Systems (Concentrations available in IT Project Management as well as Information and Security Assurance)
  • Leisure and Sport Management
  • Mass Communications
  • Mathematics (Concentrations available in General Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics, and Research Preparation)
  • Professional Science (Concentrations available in Actuarial Sciences, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, Engineering Management, Geosciences, and Health Care Informatics)

Students can also pursue Master of Arts programs in one of the following fields of study:

  • Economics (Concentrations available in Financial Economics and Industrial Relations)
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • Music
  • Public History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Additional degree programs lead to Master of Accounting, Master of Business Education, Master of Criminal Justice, Master of Fine Arts in Recording Arts & Technology, Master of Social Work, and Master of Professional Studies (concentrations available in Strategic Leadership as well as Training & Development).

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

Sam H. Ingram Building
MTSU Box 42
2269 Middle Tennessee Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 898-2840


Milligan College
Graduate and Professional Studies

Milligan College offers a variety of Master of Education programs for those seeking initial teacher licensure as well as practicing educators seeking to advance their skills. Programs are offered in the following specializations:

  • Early Childhood Education PK-3
  • Elementary Education K-6
  • Middle Grades Education 4-8
  • Secondary Education 7-12
  • K-12 Education (Concentrations in Art, Music, Theatre, French, Spanish, and Physical Education)

Master of Science programs are also offered in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

Derthick Hall, 2nd Floor
PO Box 22
Milligan College, TN 37682
(423) 461-8796


Southern Adventist University
Graduate Studies

Southern Adventist University offers a Master of Science in Education in three specialization areas: Instructional Leadership, Literacy Education, and Outdoor Education. They also offer a Master of Science in Counseling in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Other graduate degrees offered which might be suitable for educators include a Master of Science in Computer Science (concentration available in Embedded Systems), a Master of Global Community Development, a Master of Arts in Religion (concentrations available in Biblical & Theological Studies and Religious Studies), a Master of Ministry (concentrations available in Church Leadership & Management, Church Ministry & Homiletics, and Evangelism & World Mission), and a Master of Social Work (concentrations available in Child and Family Advocacy & Treatment, International Social Work, Marital Therapy & Stability, Older Adult Enrichment, and Trauma & Emergency Response).

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

Wright Hall, 2nd Floor
4881 Taylor Circle
Collegedale, TN 37315
(800) 768-8437


Tennessee State University
College of Education

Tennessee State University’s College of Education offers a variety of Master’s degrees in several specializations. They offer Master of Education program in the following specialty areas:

  • Administration & Supervision
  • Advanced Studies in Teaching & Learning
  • Curriculum & Instruction (Concentrations available in Curriculum Planning, Secondary School Instruction, Reading Specialist, Educational Technology, and Teaching Non-English Background Students/NELB)
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education/Mild-Moderate

They also offer Master of Arts in Education programs in Exercise Science and Sports Administration as well as Master of Science programs in Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and PK-12 School Counseling.

Other programs applicable to certain educators include Master of Science degree programs in the following:

  • Agricultural Sciences (Concentrations available in Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Animal Science, and Plant Science)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Systems Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Speech and Hearing Science

Additional programs offered lead to Master of Engineering, Master of Criminal Justice, Master of Public Administration, Master of Social Work, and Master of Professional Studies (concentrations available in Human Resources, Strategic Leadership, and Training & Development) degrees.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council of Social Work Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

PO Box 9584
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 963-5901


Tennessee Technological University
College of Education

The College of Education at Tennessee Technological University offers several Master’s programs designed for educators. They offer Master of Arts programs in the following specializations:

  • Counselor Education (Concentrations available in Agency Counseling, Case Management and Supervision, Mental Health Counseling, and School Counseling)
  • Curriculum and Instruction (Concentrations available in Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education Library Science, Music, Reading, Secondary Education, and Special Education)
  • Educational Psychology/School Psychology
  • Elementary and Secondary Physical Education
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Fitness and Wellness
  • Adapted Physical Education

Additional programs suited for educators are offered by the other colleges within Tennessee Technological Universities. Master of Science programs are offered in:

  • Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering

A Master of Arts program is offered in English, and Master of Professional Studies programs are offered in Strategic Leadership, Human Resources Leadership, and Training and Development.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

PO Box 5092
Cookeville, TN 38505
(931) 372-3124


The University of Memphis
College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

The University of Memphis’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences offers numerous Master’s degrees for educators and administrators. Those with non-teaching Bachelor’s who seek initial teacher certification can earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in one of the following specializations:

  • Art Education K-12
  • Early Childhood Education PK-4
  • Elementary Education K-6
  • Secondary Education 7-12 (Concentrations available in Biology, Business Education, Business Technology, Care/Guidance of Children 9-12, Chemistry, Consumer Science/Homemaking 5-12, Earth Science, Economics, English, Food Management Production, French K-12, Geography, German K-12, Government, History, Latin K-12, Librarian, Marketing, Mathematics, Other Foreign Language K-12, Physics, Psychology, Russian K-12, Sociology, and Spanish K-12)
  • Special Education (Concentrations available in Early Childhood, Modified, and Comprehensive)

They also offer many Master of Science programs in the following specialty areas:

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Research
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Health Promotion
  • Instruction and Curriculum
  • Instructional Design and Technology
  • Leadership in Policy Studies
  • Reading
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Administration and Supervision
  • School Counseling
  • Special Education
  • Sport and Leisure Commerce

Other colleges at Memphis College offer graduate degrees appropriate for certain educators. They offer Master of Arts programs in the following specialty areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Earth Sciences/Geography
  • Economics
  • English (Concentrations available in Composition studies, English as a Second Language/ESL, Language & Linguistics, Literature, and Professional Writing)
  • History (Concentration available in Ancient Egyptian History)
  • Liberal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Romance Languages (Concentrations available in French and Spanish)
  • Sociology
  • Speech-Language Pathology

Additional Master of Science programs are offered in the following fields of study:

  • Accounting (Concentrations available in Healthcare Accounting and Taxation)
  • Applied Computer Science
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Sciences (Concentrations available in Archaeology, Geology, Geophysics, and Interdisciplinary Studies)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Mathematical Sciences (Concentrations available in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, and Teaching of Mathematics)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics

Other degrees include a Master of Music (concentrations available in Conducting, Composition, Jazz & Studio Music, Music Education, Musicology, Orff-Schulwerk, Pedagogy, and Performance), a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Theatre, and Studio Art (Concentrations available in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking/Photography, and Sculpture), a Master of Public Administration, and a Master of Social Work.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Council on Rehabilitation Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

Administration Building 215
Memphis, TN 38152
(901) 678-2531


The University of Tennessee
The Graduate School

The University of Tennessee’s Graduate School of Education offers a variety of graduate educator programs. They offer programs for those seeking initial teacher licensure, for those holding a valid Tennessee teaching license, those preparing to teach at the college/university level, as well as for those preparing for careers that do not require teacher licensure.

They offer Master of Science in Education programs in the following specializations:

  • Art Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language/ESL Education
  • English Education
  • Foreign Langauge Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle Grades Education
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Science Education
  • Special Education/Modified and Comprehensive
  • Secondary Education (Concentrations available in English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies)

Other Master of Science programs are also offered by the Graduate School of Education in the following areas:

  • Child and Family Studies (Concentrations available in Child and Family Studies and Early Childhood Education)
  • College Student Personnel
  • Cultural Studies
  • Educational Administration PK-12
  • Educational Psychology (Concentrations available in Adult Education and Applied Educational Psychology)
  • Instructional Technology
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Counseling

Additional graduate programs potentially suitable for educators and school administrators are offered by other colleges within The University of Tennessee. Master of Science programs are offered in the following fields of study:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Communications
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Leadership
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agribusiness
  • Animal Science
  • Aviation Systems
  • Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Biosystems Engineering Technology
  • Business Analytics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Communication and Information (Concentrations available in Advertising, Communication Studies, Journalism & Electronic Media, and Public Relations)
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Geography
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Sciences
  • Kinesiology (Concentrations available in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior)
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Life Sciences
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition (Concentrations available in Cellular and Molecular Nutrition and Public Health Nutrition)
  • Physics (Concentrations available in Astrophysics, Biophysics, Chemical Physics, Condensed Matter & Surface Physics, Elementary Particle Physics, Geophysics, Mathematical & Computational Physics, Nuclear & Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics, Theoretical Physics, and Atomic, Molecular, Optical, & Low Temperature Physics)
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences (Concentrations available in Crop Sciences, Horticulture, Plant Breeding, Plant Molecular Genetics, and Week Science)
  • Recreation and Sport Management (Concentrations available in Sport Management and Therapeutic Recreation)
  • Reliability and Maintainability Engineering
  • Social Work
  • Statistics (Concentration available in Industrial Statistics)
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Science (Concentration available in Wildlife Health)

Students can also choose from the following areas where Master of Arts programs are available:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology (Concentrations available in Experimental Psychology and General Psychology)
  • Spanish
  • Sociology (Concentrations available in Criminology, Environment Sociology, and Political Economy)

Several other specialty Master’s degrees are available including Master of Accountancy, Master of Architecture, and Master of Landscape Architecture. A Master of Public Health degree is offered with concentrations available in Community Health Education, Health Planning/Administration, and Veterinary Public Health.

Master of Fine Arts programs are available in Art (concentrations available in Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Media Arts, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture) and Theatre (concentrations available in Acting, Costume Design, Dramaturgy, Lighting Design, and Scene Design). Master of Music programs are offered in Choral Conducting, Collaborative Piano, Composition, Instrumental Conducting, Jazz, Music Education, Music Theory, Musicology, Pedagogy, and Performance.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Council on Rehabilitation Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

111 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-2475


Trevecca Nazarene University
School of Education

Trevecca Nazarene University’s School of Education offers those who hold a Bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teacher certification Master of Arts in Teaching programs in two specializations: Elementary Education K-6 and Secondary Education 7-12. Those students specializing in Secondary Education can choose from a variety of subject areas including Biology, Business (optional concentration available in Marketing), Chemistry, English, History (optional concentrations available in Economics, Geography, and Government), Mathematics, Music K-12, Physical Education K-12 (optional concentration available in Health), Physics, Speech, and Theatre.

Master of Education programs are also available by the School of Education in a variety of specializations:

  • Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • English Language Learners/ELL
  • Teacher Leadership (Concentrations available in Curriculum and Instruction, English Language Learners/ELL, Instructional Technology, Numeracy Coaching, and Reading Specialist)
  • Special Education/Visual Impairments

Other degrees offered include a Master of Organizational Leadership and Master of Library and Information Science

Other colleges and schools within Trevecca offer additional programs applicable to the career goals of certain educators. They offer a Master of Science in Management and a Master of Arts in Religion.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

333 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 248-1529


Union University
College of Education & Human Studies

The College of Education & Human Studies at Union University offers several Master of Arts in Education degree programs. The programs are designed for practicing teachers and in some specialties for those seeking initial licensure. The specializations offered include:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Library Information Specialist
  • Reading Specialist PK-12
  • Special Education
  • Sports Administration

Master of Education degree programs are offered for practicing teachers in two specialty areas: Teaching & Learning and Instructional Leadership. Master of Urban Education and Master of Social Work programs are also offered.

Other colleges and schools within Union University offer Master’s programs suitable for many educators as well. They offer Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies program and a Master of Christian Studies program.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

1050 Union University Drive
Jackson, Tn 38305
(731) 661-5374


University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
College of Health, Education, and Professional Services

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s College of Health, Education, and Professional Services offers several programs designed specifically for educators and academic administrators. They offer a Master of Education degree in the following specializations:

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Elementary Education
  • School Counseling
  • School Leadership
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Other programs offered by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga which are applicable to many educator careers include Master of Science programs in the following fields of study:

  • Athletic Training
  • Computer Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Engineering
  • Criminal Justice
  • Chemical Engineering Concentrations available in Chemical Sciences and Environmental)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management (Concentrations available in Construction Management and Power Systems Management)
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health and Human Performance (Concentrations available in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Public Health/Active Living)
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mathematics (Concentrations available in Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Pre-Professional Mathematics, and Mathematics Education)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Concentrations available in Energy and Mechanics)
  • Psychology

Other programs offered include a Master of Arts in English, a Master of Accountancy, an Executive Master of Business, a Master of Music (concentrations available in Music Education and Performance), a Master of Public Administration.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

Hunter Hall, Dept 424
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 425-4249


University of Tennessee at Martin
College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences

The University of Tennessee at Martin’s College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences offers a variety of graduate programs for educators and administrators. Master of Science in Teaching programs leading to initial certification are offered in four specializations:

  • Elementary Education K-6
  • Secondary Education 7-12 (Concentrations available in English, Math, Science, History, and more)
  • Physical Education K-12
  • Special Education K-12

Additional Master of Science in Education degree programs are offered in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, School Counseling, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

The university also offers Master of Science degrees Agriculture & Natural Resources as well as Family & Consumer Sciences (concentration available in Nutrition).

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

237 Gooch Hall
Martin, TN 38238
(731) 881-7128


Vanderbilt University
Peabody College of Education and Human Development

Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development offers students a variety of Master of Education programs in the following specializations:

  • Child Studies
  • Community Development and Action
  • Elementary Education K-6
  • English Language Learners/ELL
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Human Development Counseling (Concentrations available in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling)
  • International Education Policy and Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Performance
  • Learning and Instruction
  • Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education 7-12(Concentrations available in English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth/Space Science, History, and Political Science)
  • Special Education (Concentrations available in Early Childhood Special Education, High Incidence Disabilities, Low Incidence Disabilities, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Visual Disabilities)
  • Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools

They offer Master of Education of the Deaf, Master of Health Professions Education, and Master of Public Policy in Education programs as well.

Other colleges within Vanderbilt offer graduate degree programs appropriate for certain teachers. The offer Master of Science programs in the following areas:

  • Astronomy
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Chemical and Physical Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Students can also choose to earn a Master of Arts degree in one of many fields of study:

  • Anthropology
  • Classical Studies
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • History of Critical Theories of Religion
  • History of Art
  • Interdisciplinary Program in Material Science
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicine Health and Society
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychological Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Several of the engineering programs offered as a Master of Science degree are also available as Master of Engineering degrees. Those engineering specializations include:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Program in Material Science
  • Mechanical Engineering

Additional degree programs include Master of Accountancy, Master of Liberal Arts and Science, Master of Divinity, and Master of Theological Studies programs.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

Peabody #329
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 322-8410

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