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Master of Education in Initial Teacher Licensure (MEdITL)

The Master of Education in Initial Teacher Licensure (MEdITL) Program offers an opportunity for adults who have already earned a bachelor's degree to earn teaching certification simultaneously with a master's degree. Our accelerated program is ideal for individuals looking for a career change or who have obtained a degree in the desired field but have not yet received a teaching license. The MEdITL program has a unique structure that is ideal for busy adults. Courses are delivered in hybrid, online, and face-to-face formats, with schedules planned for you in advance. We know every student may not be able to attend class during the standard weekday time frame, so we designed our Master of Education programs with flexibility in mind. We do everything we can so that you have the best chance of success.

During the program, you will be expected to analyze, explore, question, reconsider, and synthesize old and new knowledge and skills you had learned during your undergraduate degree to work with your newly added teaching certificate and graduate-level coursework. The program is proven to develop the specialized skills necessary to prepare teaching candidates for diverse opportunities while still encouraging creativity and assisting you to build your vision for the future.

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Master of Education Degree Requirements

Earning your master's degree with a teaching certificate from LMU requires you to meet specific benchmarks during the program. To graduate, you must meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Completion of the credit hours specified in your program of study.
  • Passing score on the PRAXIS® exams (see job-embedded requirements).
    • You must pass the PRAXIS® as a pre-requisite for student teaching.
  • Complete all requirements for clinical practice  EDUC 591 or EDUC 593.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B).
  • Payment of all fees.
  • Completion of necessary interviews and surveys.
  • Compliance with Institutional Research Board policies.
  • Where applicable, passing score on the edTPA© Assessment while enrolled in EDUC 591 or EDUC 593 courses.

See the Masters of Education Initial Teacher Education Handbook (PDF) for the detailed initial teacher licensure requirements list.

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Stephanie Johnson

Carter & Moyers School of Education
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway,
Harrogate, TN 37752