Program Overview

In order to be a teacher in the United States at the kindergarten, elementary, middle, or high school level, people wishing to be teachers are required to have a minimum of a four-year degree from an accredited institution, as well as receive a license to teach in their state. Aspiring K-12 educators can enroll in any four year bachelor’s program to become a teacher. With a Master’s degree, inpiduals are qualified to teach at the four-year University or college level in most fields. In addition, teachers with graduate degrees and appropriate certifications may have additional specialized job opportunities and a larger career path opened to them.

East Tennessee State University offers a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning Advanced Studies for students seeking professional development as teachers and education. The program is designed to be available exclusively for licensed and practicing teacher. As part of the program, students will develop advanced professional skills and knowledge in the area of reading and language arts for practicing teachers. A great deal of the coursework is designed to be completed in the student’s own classroom. In addition, the interactions between the teacher and the classroom are entirely online. The benefit of online classes is that the student is afforded the ability to maintain their professional schedule and personal schedule while achieving their higher education goals.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    A candidate who has an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for all work completed is eligible for admission.

    School Overview

    East Tennessee State University is a four-year public institution of higher education located in Johnson City, Tennessee. Students at ETSU can earn their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. Founded in 1911 as the East Tennessee State Normal School and its original purpose was to be a training school for teachers. Over the next few decades the college began to expand its degree offerings and areas of specialization.

    ETSU offers a variety of degree programs. Some of the most popular degrees at ETSU are business, health sciences, education and liberal arts.


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