Counseling and Human Services
The B. S. in Human Services seeks to educate human service professionals who are self-reflective practitioners, competent care-givers, and community leaders. The Human Services Program curriculum emphasizes the development of human services professionals who will be responsive to contemporary needs and serves as an excellent foundation for students interested in pursuing a master's or doctorate degree in counseling, psychology, speech/language pathology, social work, or other related fields. Please note that a minor is required to complete the degree
The Human Development and Learning minor is designed to provide students with a solid knowledge base in human development through the life span. Students wanting additional exposure to family development, working with groups, or educational psychology have those choices as electives within the minor. The HDAL minor prepares students for entry-level careers or graduate study in a variety of fields such as counseling, school counseling, early childhood education, psychology, education non-licensure programs, criminal justice, social work, and marriage and family therapy.
The Family Studies minor offers students a theoretical and practical understanding of the family as a social institution and a vital social system. The Family Studies minor seeks to prepare students for entry-level careers or graduate study in a variety of fields such as public policy human service, counseling, law and research.
The Master's degree in Counseling has four concentrations: Clinical Mental Health, College Counseling/Student Affairs Higher Education, Couples and Family Therapy, and School Counseling that may lead to national certification or state licensure in School Counseling or licensure as a Professional Counselor or Couples and Family Therapist.
Curriculum & Instruction
Majors and minors include:
The Teacher Education program for the Master of Arts in Teaching degree designed to meet teacher licensing requirements at the graduate level for the state of Tennessee.
How to Apply
The first step for admission to the program. Apply online to the School of Graduate Studies.
Next, review admission requirements for the Teacher Education program.
Finally, get detailed information on required Praxis Exams.
Please visit the MAT website for more information.
Early Childhood Education
The Department of Early Childhood Education oversees undergraduate programs in early childhood education, both licensure (PreK-3) and non-licensure (Early Care and Education); masters' programs in early childhood with 3 concentrations: initial licensure (PreK-3), master teacher (MTEA) and research/thesis (RSEA); a doctoral program in early childhood (PhD); a minor in early childhood education; and an Early Childhood Emergent Inquiry certificate program (ECEE).
Educational Foundations and Special Education
The minor in Educational Foundations is designed to provide an opportunity for students, through the integration of foundational educational knowledge, to become productive and enlightened about the field of education, and to understand the prospects that are available for multi-disciplinary and inter-agency interfacing with the educational community. The objective for the minor in Educational Foundations is to offer a foundational understanding of education to students who do not wish to become teachers, but may pursue careers that interface with the educational system.
Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
The department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) offers programs that focus on developing the leaders of tomorrow. ELPA offers a wide range of opportunities and programs for students to apply their knowledge in a dynamic environment. Students complete internships and residency activities aimed at targeting their individual leadership and career focus while expanding their current knowledge and understanding of the leadership field.
Sport, Exercise, Recreation, and Kinesiology
The Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation, and Kinesiology offers the following degree programs:
- Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a concentrations in
- Exercise Science
- Kindergarten - 12th grade Physical Education Teacher Education
- Bachelor of Science in Sport and Leisure Management with concentrations in
- Sport Management
- Park & Recreation Management
- Master of Art in Kinesiology and Sport Studies
- Master of Science in Sport Science and Coach Education with concentrations in
- Applied Sport Science
- Strength and Conditioning (online)
- Doctorate of Philosophy in Sport Physiology and Performance with concentrations in
- Sport Physiology
- Sport Performance