Courses

Hybrid Format

Students in Carson-Newman blended cohorts take core courses for the degree in a face-to-face format. These courses meet once a week, from 4:45 to 8:45 p.m. You’ll take the remaining courses for the degree online, logging in regularly to complete assignments, participate in online discussions and engage in group activities. During the fall and spring terms, you will finish one course every eight weeks and up to four online courses in the summer. Following this schedule, you can complete the degree in approximately 18 months.

Online Format

Students in Carson-Newman online cohorts take all courses for the degree in a completely online format. You’ll log in regularly to complete assignments, participate in online discussions, and engage in group activities. During the fall and spring terms, you will finish one course every eight weeks and up to four courses in the summer. Following this schedule, you can complete the degree in approximately 18 months. All online courses are asynchronous, which allows you the flexibility to complete assignments and participate in discussions at any time of the day or night.

  • Curriculum and Instruction
    Curriculum and Instruction

    The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction equips students as pedagogical experts and leaders in pre-K–12 teaching positions. You’ll be ready to serve as a teacher-leader and curriculum developer, providing exemplary classroom instruction. In this program, you will: 

    • Develop extensive knowledge of leadership and change within educational and other societal institutions.
    • Analyze and interpret school and primary research data and conduct action research to effect change.
    • Learn to foster and maintain relationships within the school, and with the district, parents and community members to support student achievement.
  • Coaching
    Coaching

    The Master of Education with Coaching emphasis is designed for educators to expand athletic coaching knowledge and for currently licensed teachers looking to renew licensure. Having completed coursework based on standards of the National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education, you’ll be prepared to excel in athletic coaching roles. In this program, you will complete coursework including sport ethics, performance, injury and athletic conditioning.

  • Reading Specialist
    Reading Specialist

    The Master of Education with Reading Specialist emphasis prepares teachers for leadership roles in classroom management and reading in pre-K–12 schools. In this program, you will complete coursework that explores reading difficulties, literacy, reading programs and writing. 

  • Special Education
    Special Education

    The Master of Education with Special Education emphasis prepares teachers for leadership roles in K–12 schools. In this program, you will complete coursework covering exceptional children, behaviors, disabilities and needs. 

    With the appropriate content knowledge exam(s) for licensure, you will have the opportunity to add one (or more) of the following endorsements to your TN teaching license:

    • K-12 Special Education Comprehensive
    • K-8 Interventionist
    • 6-12 Interventionist
  • Teaching ESL
    Teaching ESL

    The Master of Education with Teaching ESL emphasis presents education in the context of culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. You will be prepared for serving international students and those whose first language is not English. In this program, you will complete coursework including English syntax, phonology and language acquisition. 

    With the appropriate content knowledge exam for licensure, you will have the opportunity to add the P-12 ESL Endorsement to your TN teaching license.

  • Educational Leadership
    Educational Leadership

    The Master of Education with Educational Leadership emphasis equips teachers for administration roles in pre-K–12 schools. In the program, you will: 

    • Prepare for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment Praxis Exam.
    • Develop extensive knowledge of governance and change within educational and other societal institutions.
    • Learn how to develop and maintain relationships within the school and with the district, parents and community members to support student achievement.
    • Complete coursework related to school management, financial planning and leadership foundations.
    • Add the P-12 Instructional Leader endorsement to your TN teaching license.

Master of Education

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Contact

Graduate & Professional Studies
1646 Russell Ave.
Jefferson City, TN 37760
P 800-678-9061
E adult@cn.edu