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Graduate Programs

Assessment and Evaluation

Adult Education
The Adult Education Program prepares individuals with varying educational backgrounds and professional experiences for leadership roles in the education of adult learners. The program offers two degrees: Master of Science (M.S.) in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Adult Education, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education with a concentration in Educational Psychology and a specialization in Adult Education.

Applied Educational Psychology
The Applied Educational Psychology Program provides graduate study for students with varying interests in the areas of (a) learning and development or (b) measurement and applied statistics. The program offers two degrees: Master of Science (M.S.) in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Individual and Collaborative Learning, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education with a specialization in Applied Educational Psychology and an emphasis in (a) learning and development or (b) measurement and applied statistics.

Collaborative Learning
The Collaborative Learning Program uses a cohort approach in offering professional practitioners an opportunity to increase their understanding of collaborative learning processes and to develop their skills as facilitators of collaborative learning in professional and volunteer settings. The program offers the following degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education with a concentration in Educational Psychology and a specialization in Collaborative Learning.

College Student Personnel Program
The masters degree program in College Student Personnel is a practitioner-oriented program, philosophically based in college and university administration. It is designed to prepare thoughtful, compassionate student and university service administrators armed with the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to serve in a wide and growing variety of positions in post-secondary institutions. Among them are admissions, orientation, career services, records, housing, diversity resources, disability services, alumni affairs, Greek life, advising, judicial affairs, and development. Resting on standards articulated by the Council for the Advancement of Standards for Student Services/Student Development programs, the program involves two years of study and includes two different practicum experiences.

Counselor Education
The Counselor Education Concentration offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education and is designed to prepare experienced counseling professionals to advance their careers in the education and supervision of counselors. The doctoral program is for those students who have completed a masters' degree in counseling or counseling-related fields who aspire to one of the following careers: college, university, or community college teaching positions in Counselor Education or related fields; supervisory positions in schools, community agencies, state departments of education; counseling positions in student development programs and counseling centers in higher education; private mental health counseling/consultation practice; and/or employee assistance positions.

Higher Education Administration
The Interdisciplinary Executive Ph.D. Program in Higher Education Administration features course work and learning experiences for advanced graduate study to those students aspiring to enhance their leadership knowledge and skills for service in their current positions; to establish knowledge and skill bases for more responsible and executive leadership appointment; to build the capacity and inclination for active participation in policy dialogue related to the purpose and performance of higher education; and to prepare selected scholars for service in faculty and policy scholar roles.

Mental Health Counseling
The Masters' Program in Mental Health Counseling is a 60-semester hour program, which is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students enrolled in Mental Health Counseling complete a program of study that includes core courses, clinical courses, and electives. Through careful selection of electives and individualized programming, students are able to develop the skills to work in settings that emphasize alcohol and drug abuse, children, youth, families, aging, career, employment, and correctional counseling. Graduates of the program will receive endorsement for licensure as a licensed professional counselor with mental health service provider designation (LPC) and for board certification by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Rehabilitation Counseling
The Rehabilitation Counseling Program equips rehabilitiation counselors to promote and initiate the process that facilitates the movement of a person with a disability toward optimal functioning in three broad areas of learning, living, and working. The RCE Program offers a Master of Science (MS) degree with two focus options: (a) general rehabilitation or (b) deafness and is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The mission of the UT RCE Program is to prepare willing, committed, and competent clinicians who desire to provide appropriate rehabilitation services to people who have disabilities.

School Counseling
The School Counseling Program focuses on the development of competencies for those working in school counseling settings and those working as professional counselors, guidance specialists, and personnel workers. Both the Masters' and Ed.S. degrees in School Counseling provide programs of study to prepare practitioners for school counseling in the 21st century.

Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, the program fulfills the licensure requirements for K-12 school counseling in Tennessee and in most other states. More specifically, the program is designed to develop our student's ability to organize and coordinate a school counseling program appropriate to the needs of their schools, to become competent in individual and group counseling, and to develop skills for effective consultation with teachers and parents. The Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) is designed to provide advanced training for professional counselors, guidance specialists, and personnel workers.

School Psychology
The School Psychology Program is fully accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the American Psychological Association (APA). It offers advanced training in psychological, educational, and professional foundations leading to licensure as a school psychologist. The program offers two degrees: Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Education with a concentration in School Psychology, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education with a concentration in School Psychology.

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Updated 03/28/2007

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