Program Coordinator: Dr. Alison Barton
Phone: (423) 439-7682
The mission and purpose of the foundations program unit in the Clemmer College is to plan, coordinate, and deliver educational experiences consistent with the college’s core requirements regarding knowledge, skills, and values deemed to be essential requisites for all of the college’s graduates We believe that all of the college’s graduates should demonstrate:
- Research competence (possess inquiry skills);
- Technological literacy;
- Effective communication skills;
- Grounding in historical, social, psychological, philosophical, political, and legal foundations related to their area of preparation;
- Multicultural competencies;
- Leadership and followership skill, attitudes, and behaviors;
- Commitment to lifelong learning and development.
The educational foundations unit plans, coordinates, and delivers courses and other educational experiences that provide:
- Teacher education courses foundational for preparation of teacher candidates in both undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the college.
- Courses for Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood, Special Education, Physical Education and Counseling programs, contributing to competencies and qualifications in research, human development, and service.
- Courses and an interdisciplinary minor in Leadership Studies.
The unit’s course listings support the professional growth and development of these competencies for undergraduate and graduate students across the college and university.
Special Education (SPED)
Tina Hudson, Ph.D., Program Coordinator
423 Warf-Pickel Hall
Phone: (423) 439-7838
The Department of Educational Foundations/Special Education in the Clemmer College offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education.
This licensure program is designed to provide academic preparation in Special Education leading to license in the state of Tennessee which enables candidates to teach special education students K-12. In addition, the special education program offers a minor in Special Education and opportunity for adding a Special Education endorsement to existing education licenses.
The Special Education Program offers graduate programs leading to a master’s degree in the following:
- Special Education, M.Ed. (Advanced Studies in Special Education Concentration)
- Special Education, M.Ed. (Early Childhood Special Education Concentration)
- Special Education, M.Ed. (High Incidence Concentration)
- Special Education, M.Ed. (Low Incidence Concentration)
Further information on these programs may be obtained from the School of Graduate Studies.