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On-Campus Graduate Education Programs


Master of Arts in Teaching

The Educator Preparation Program (EPP) at Carson-Newman University is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Carson-Newman University's Master of Arts in Teaching* degree results in teacher licensure. Each initial licensure area listed below was part of the most recent joint review conducted by CAEP and the Tennessee Department of Education.  


*In addition to course requirements, candidates for the M.A.T. must also meet licensure requirements in order to graduate.


The M.A.T. is available in the following licensure areas:

  • Elementary Education (K-5),
  • Middle Grades (6-8) Language Arts & Social Studies,
  • Middle Grades (6-8) Science & Mathematics,
  • Secondary Education (6-12),
  • Special Education Comprehensive (K-12),
  • K-12 Education (PE, Visual Arts, Music, Theatre),
  • Special Education Interventionist (K-8 or 6-12),
  • English as a Second Language (K-12)


Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction - Practitioner Licensure (job-embedded)

Carson-Newman University collaborates with school systems who wish to hire individuals through Tennessee's alternate pathway to licensure.  More information regarding this program can be found at the following link:
Degree Option: M.Ed. with Job-embedded Practitioner Licensure



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