MBA students Heather Adams (right) and Charlotte Addison work together during an on-campus meeting of their program cohort.

UT Martin graduate programs reduce course hours, add concentrations

Those seeking to earn master’s degrees in education or business administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin will have fewer credit hours to complete beginning with the fall 2019 semester.

Students pursuing a master’s degree in education with a major in teaching and concentrations in initial licensure for either elementary or secondary education will need to complete 36 credit hours instead of the previous 42 hours, and those with concentrations in interdisciplinary education and curriculum and instruction will need to complete 30 hours instead of the previous 37 hours. Students pursuing a master’s degree in business administration with a general business concentration will need to complete 30 credit hours instead of the previous 38.

These reductions, in combination with a seven-week course structure, will allow graduate-level students to complete their degrees in as few as three semesters or one calendar year.

Students seeking master’s degrees in education will also have three new options in the coming year. New concentrations in special education and literacy have been added to the Master of Science in Education program with a major in teaching. An option in higher education leadership has also been added to the major in instructional leadership, formerly called educational leadership.

UT Martin also offers graduate-level programs in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer science, and strategic communication. For more information, contact the UT Martin Office of Graduate Programs at 731-881-7012.


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