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University Catalog

East Tennessee State University

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    East Tennessee State University
   
 
  Nov 25, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Changes/Additions to Catalog


 Updated Catalog on 5-29-14 to Reflect Updated Mission Statement 

 

East Tennessee State University
Mission Statement
 

Approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents, January 2010

East Tennessee State University prepares students to become productive, enlightened citizens who actively serve their communities and our world. Education is the university’s foremost goal. ETSU provides outstanding programs of study, enhanced access to education, and distinctive educational and research opportunities to attract students from around the region and the world. ETSU affirms that a diverse population is necessary for the intellectual, social, economic, and professional development of our campus and regional communities. Innovation and integration of educational programs, opportunities and scholarly activities enable ETSU to enrich the cultural and intellectual environment, advance economic development, and increase the level of educational attainment of our community and region. Innovation is advanced through entrepreneurial initiatives, interdisciplinary collaboration, and community and international partnerships. The research mission of ETSU advances scholarly and creative activity that enhances the teaching and learning environment and benefits the regional, national, and global communities we serve.

ETSU awards degrees in over one hundred baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs, including distinctive interdisciplinary programs. The university provides strong, comprehensive educational, research, and service programs in the health sciences that advance the health and wellness of people throughout Tennessee and Southern Appalachia and of rural populations around the world. ETSU affirms the value of a liberal education and life-long learning by providing broadly enriching experiences through opportunities such as honors education, student research and creative activities, international study, community service, internships, and professional development. ETSU also affirms the importance of a total college experience by offering a rich campus life of cultural and artistic programs, diverse student activities, a variety of residential opportunities, and outstanding recreational and intercollegiate athletic programs.

Approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents, May 2014

East Tennessee State University prepares students to become productive, enlightened citizens who actively serve their communities and our world. Education is the university’s highest priority, and the institution is committed to increasing the level of educational attainment in the state and region. The university conducts a wide array of educational and research programs and clinical services and is the only Academic Health Sciences Center in the Tennessee Board of Regents System. Through research, creative activity and public service ETSU advances the cultural, intellectual and economic development of the region and the world. 

·          ETSU endorses the value of liberal education and provides enriching experiences in honors education, student research and creative activity, study abroad, service learning, and community-based education.

·          ETSU honors and preserves the rich heritage of Southern Appalachia through distinctive education, research and service programs and is actively engaged in regional stewardship.

·          ETSU affirms the contribution of diverse people, cultures and thought to intellectual, social and economic development.

·          ETSU offers students a total university experience that includes cultural and artistic programs, diverse student activities, a variety of residential opportunities, and outstanding recreational and intercollegiate athletic programs.

·          ETSU awards degrees in over one hundred baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs, including distinctive interdisciplinary programs and distance education offerings that serve students from the region and beyond.

 

September 24, 2015 Title and course description for CUAI 5560 changed. Title changed from Residency II: Clinical Field Experience Elementary (K-6) to Residency II: Elementary Grades. Description changed from Prerequisites: CUAI 5444, CUAI 5443. The course is supervised 15-week residency teaching experience for elementary MAT students in an approved elementary K-6 placement. Activities include teaching, observing, preparing, planning and co-teaching. Course includes a seminar. Admission to Residency II is contingent upon successful completion of Residency I. to Prerequisites: CUAI 5444, SCED 5443 Admission to Residency II is contingent upon successful completion of Residency I. The course is a supervised 15-week residency teaching experience in an approved elementary school setting for Elementary School MAT education candidates. Activities include teaching, observing, preparing, planning and co-teaching.  Effective Spring 2016.

 

Title and course description change for SPAN 5737. Title changed from Art at the Prado Museum to Spanish Art in the Imperial City. Description changed from Prerequisite: SPAN 3113 or permission of the instructor. A study abroad course focusing on the major works of art at the Prado museum, with emphasis on Spanish artists. This course requires a minimum of 28 days in Spain  to Prerequisites: SPAN 3113 or permission of instructor. A study abroad course focusing on the major works of art based in the Imperial City of Spain, Toledo. This course requires a minimum of 28 days in Spain. Effective Spring 2016.

 

May 2016 Admission Requirements for Advanced Studies in Special Education changed from:

Admission Standards-Applicants who meet the following criteria may be admitted unconditionally. Those who do not meet the criteria may be admitted conditionally, with deficiencies to be met as stipulated by the program faculty.

  1. Completion of all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
  2. Completion of the PRAXIS I with a passing score on each subtest - Reading, Math, and Writing.
  3. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Non-teaching personnel in a field ancillary to special education may pursue a SPED master’s degree without the prerequisite teaching credentials.

to:

Admission Standards-Applicants who meet the following criteria may be admitted unconditionally. Those who do not meet the criteria may be admitted conditionally, with deficiencies to be met as stipulated by the program faculty.

  1. Completion of all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
  2. GRE Score
    1. May be waived if a valid teaching license is provided
    2. May be waived for an International applicant if an official letter of professional teaching experience is provided from the institution of record
  3. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Submission of a 2-page essay outlining past experience with individuals with disabilities and goals for acquiring an advanced degree in Special Education. 

June 2016 Admission Requirements for International Students changed from:

Certification of English proficiency. Graduate students whose native language is not English must submit a minimum score of 79 (Internet-based), 550 (paper-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), taken within the past two years; a minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); a minimum score of 53 on the PTE Academic; successful completion of the English Language Services Program at Level 112; or have received a degree from an accredited U.S. institution. (All international students who receive a tuition scholarship or graduate assistantship must sit for an oral English proficiency interview immediately upon their arrival at ETSU.)

to:

Certification of English proficiency. Graduate students whose native language is not English must submit a minimum score of 79 (Internet-based), 550 (paper-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), taken within the past two years; a minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); a minimum score of 53 on the PTE Academic; successful completion of the English Language Services Program at Level 112; or have received earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution. (All international students who receive a tuition scholarship or graduate assistantship must sit for an oral English proficiency interview immediately upon their arrival at ETSU.)

 

August 2016 Community College Leadership Certificate added to catalog.

 

September 2016

 

Kimberly Hale listed as Associate Deans in Clemmer College of Education to replace Terence Hicks.

Statements added to Policies and Procedures:

ETSU students or prospective students attending the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia who wish to file a complaint related to accreditation or regarding violations of Virginia state law not resolved at ETSU may submit a student complaint to http://www.schev.edu/index/institutional/private-and-out-of-state-postsecondary-education/pope-students.

ETSU students or prospective students attending the Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies in Asheville, North Carolina who wish to file a complaint related to accreditation or regarding violations of North Carolina state law not resolved at ETSU may submit a student complaint form to http://www.northcarolina.edu/sites/default/files/documents/student_complaint_form.pdf

Conditional Admission was changed to unconditional admission with provision(s) per Academic Council approval. 9/23/2016 Wording was changed in the Admissions and Graduate Academic Fresh Start sections and in the following departments: Nursing, Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences, Ph. D., Professional Studies, M.P.S., Environmental Health , M.S.E.H.., English, M.A., Allied Health, M.S.A.H., Audiology, Au.D., and in the prerequisite wording for CSCI 5910.

November 2016

CSCI 5220 - prerequisite changed from an introductory course in discrete mathematics such as CSCI 1900 along with a course in data structures such as CSCI 2210. to Full admission to the ACS concentration or instructor’s permission. Effective beginning spring 2017.

Beginning spring 2017, CSCI 5767 change in prerequisites from (CSCI 2210 or 2910) and (CSCI 3720 or CSCI 5720) to CSCI 5730 or permission of instructor.

The Thesis option (which had been included erroneously) was removed from Sport Science and Coach Education, MS (Strength and Conditioning Concentration). The hours were adjusted accordingly.

The following was added to all DNP programs:
Due to difficulties in some states with distance students conducting internships when enrolled in a program in another state, applications will be accepted from:

  1. Residents of Tennessee
  2. Residents of states that participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) and are within a 250 mile radius of ETSU’s Johnson City campus.

March 2017

Corrected name of degree to Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner to match the API and also corrected the certificate name by removing the Primary Care part of the title.

Nursing titles rearranged so that all Nursing courses appear together in the A-Z listing for convenience of students.

May 2017

MATH 5740, Fundamentals of Functional Analysis added to catalog. The course begins Summer 2017.

August 2017

Clinical Nutrition: Add “Advanced Standing Option: 29 credit hours” under Total Requirements as was indicated on initial proposal