General Program Information
Graduate School Contact:
Fiona Goodyear; firstname.lastname@example.org; 423-439-6148
H. Lee Daniels, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator
School Library Media
Deborah Parrott, M.L.S., Graduate Coordinator
H. Lee Daniels; Rhona Hurwitz; Deborah Parrott; Leslie Perry; Elizabeth Ralston.
The program of Educational Media and Educational Technology offers a Master of Education degree in Educational Media and Educational Technology with concentrations in educational communications and technology or school library media. The School Library Media Concentration (SLIB) prepares candidates to become certified as school library media specialists to serve in K-12 schools. The SLIB curriculum is aligned with the standards of the American Library Association, American Association of School Librarians, and the State of Tennessee licensure standards. The purpose of the educational communications technology concentration is to meet the needs of educators. The concentration’s main thrust is a systematic approach to the principles of instructional design, production and management of learning resources, and application of technology to the teaching/training domains. Additional information may be obtained from the department chair and/or program coordinator.
Program Admission Requirements
Students seeking admission to the Educational Media and Educational Technology Program must first meet the general requirements of the School of Graduate Studies and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. If GPA is below a 3.0., the GRE is required. For students who took the Revised GRE (after August 1, 2011), equivalent scores will be used, based on Educational Testing Services’ GRE Score Concordance. Obtaining a minimum of 2400 points based on the following formula:
- Sum of the GRE aptitude score (V+Q+A)
- GPA 500, and
- The sum of (1) and (2)
An oral or written interview may be requested by the program chair, in specific cases.
The coordinator of the program to which the prospective candidate has been admitted serves as the initial advisor. Students who anticipate candidacy for a degree are strongly encouraged to take courses based on guidelines provided by their advisors. Merely taking a collection of courses is not the same as matriculating within a program leading to a graduate degree. A comprehensive oral examination is required of all students completing graduate programs in school library media education. Presentation of a Professional Portfolio is a required part of the oral examination.