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Special Education: Bachelor's

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Bachelor's degree
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Program description

Special Education: Bachelor's

The Undergraduate + 5th Year Master’s Degree program incorporates a Professional Internship Program in Special Education designed to prepare highly skilled special education teachers to support students with a wide range of abilities and needs. The Special Education Professional Internship Program provides coursework and classroom experiences for initial teacher certification/licensure. Through the 5-year program, students will earn a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Science in Teacher Education. Special Education teachers will be licensed with 3 endorsements (Interventionist K-8, TN endorsement code 144; Interventionist 6-12, TN endorsement code 145; and Special Education Comprehensive K-12, TN endorsement code 461).

Admission requirements

Applicants to the graduate program should apply through the University of Tennessee Graduate Admissions Application.

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Candidates must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program in order to progress to Professional Education coursework.

Candidates must have (a) minimum 2.75 grade point average; (b) satisfactory background clearance; and (c) satisfactory admissions board interview (Conducted May, July, November, and April).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The Tuition fees are:

  • In-State Total - $13,244
  • Out-of-State Total - $31,664

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville

320 Student Services Building
37996 Knoxville TN
United States of America (USA)

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