Master of Education / Teaching & Learning Advanced Studies
East Tennessee State University

Program Details

The online Master of Education in Teaching and Learning Advanced Studies program is for students seeking professional development as teachers and educators.  Students develop advanced professional skills and knowledge in the areas of reading and language arts with coursework focused on pedagogical content proficiencies related to these areas.  This degree improves the quality of teaching at the  elementary level by broadening the backgrounds of teachers in literacy as related to elementary teaching and preparing teachers as action researchers.


  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Degrees from non-accredited institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis
  • A personal essay of 150-300 words, detailing your interests in a graduate program at ETSU
  • One official transcript from every college or university where the applicant has taken courses
  • 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
  • A candidate who has an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale may be granted admission by either of the following two (2) procedures:
    • Obtaining a minimum of 2400 points based on the following formula:
      • The sum of the GRE aptitude scores;
      • GPA x 500; and
      • The sum of the two above identifiers
      • If the applicant has taken the Revised GRE (after August 2011), concordant scores will be used in the admission formula
    • Participating in an interview with the appropriate admission committee

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges