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East Tennessee State University

Department of Educational Foundations and Special Education

Johnson City, TN

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Overview

East Tennessee State University / Department of Educational Foundations and Special Education is located in Johnson City, TN, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Post-Master's Certificate) Community leadership Low incidence disabilities
(Post-Master's Certificate) Community leadership High incidence disabilities
(Post-Master's Certificate) Community leadership Early childhood special education
(Post-Master's Certificate) Special education High incidence disabilities
(Post-Master's Certificate) Special education Early childhood special education
Master of Education (M Ed) Special education Advanced studies in special education
Master of Education (M Ed) Special education Low incidence disabilities
Master of Education (M Ed) Special education Early childhood special education
Master of Education (M Ed) Special education High incidence disabilities

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam PRAXIS I or Tennessee teaching license (for special education only)
Thesis Required for some
Practicum, residency, or thesis

Admissions

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
65
Application Fee - International

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 15th March 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam PRAXIS I or Tennessee teaching license (for special education only)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 (or complete probationary period with no grade lower than B for first 9 graduate hours for early childhood education), 2-page essay outlining past experience with individuals with disabilities and goals for acquiring an advanced degree in special education
Additional Entrance Requirements Bachelor's or master's degree in early childhood or related field; two years of experience working with young children (preferred)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards July 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Research

Focus of faculty research: Teaching students with significant disabilities, problem-solving in toddlers, children and their development and learning, connecting classroom environment to student engagement in PreK-3, bilingual education in Ecuador, positive discipline/behavior support programs, early childhood relationships, international and comparative special education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 70548
807 University Parkway
Johnson City, TN  37614
United States
Contact Dr. Cathy Galyon-Keramidas
Chair
Email: galyonkerami@etsu.edu
Phone: 423-439-7688