Program Overview

The highly respected graduate education program at Carson-Newman has helped hundreds of educators reach their professional goals and become leaders in the field of education. Designed for graduate students who are already working full time, flexibility is a hallmark of the M.Ed. program. Completed in half-semester units, you’ll take six hours each semester but only one course at a time. You may complete studies entirely online or in a hybrid format. In several locations across the state, you can take up to four classes in a face-to-face format. Choose your area of emphasis for the specialty you’d like to pursue. 


  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Coaching 
  • Reading Specialist
  • Special Education
  • Teaching ESL 
  • Educational Leadership


The Educator Preparation Program (EPP) at Carson-Newman University is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Each licensure area listed on this page was part of the most recent joint review conducted by CAEP and the Tennessee Department of Education. For information regarding the CAEP Annual Reporting Measures, click here.


36 credit hours

5 semesters (18–20 months)

Online classes available

On-site classes available at certain locations 

Hybrid M.Ed. cohorts meet one evening each week, on the same day, for the entire program. There are no weekend classes.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. Faculty
  3. Courses
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Graduate & Professional Studies
1646 Russell Ave.
Jefferson City, TN 37760
P 800-678-9061

  • Completing my course of study at Carson-Newman helped me understand the importance of collaboration, communication and commitment to all students.
    Derek Voiles, M.Ed. / Assistant Principal, Hamblen County, and Tennessee Teacher of the Year, 2017

A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and we want to equip you to succeed.

• As a graduate student at Carson-Newman you'll receive access to the full Microsoft Office suite.

• Graduate students enrolled in at least six credit hours qualify to apply for federal financial aid. If you qualify, you can borrow up to $20,500 per year, which is more than enough to cover the total program cost.

• You'll be assigned a personal faculty advisor, who will help draft a course plan tailored to your specific goals.

Payment Plans

Our no interest payment plans help reduce up-front costs. Enrolling in a payment plan allows you to make monthly payments on your direct charges instead of paying your full balance before classes start.

Our Office of Financial Aid is available to guide you through the many options available to graduate students at Carson-Newman.

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