About CC/LP

The Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) Curriculum and Instruction Major with Specialization in Culture, Cognition, and Learning Process (CC/LP) is an online graduate degree program. All coursework is delivered via the D2L course management system. Online courses fill up quickly. If you plan to enroll in an online course, please do so as soon as registration opens.

Admission Requirements / Graduate School

All students should first complete an Application for Admission to the MTSU College of Graduate Studies prior to admission to Curriculum and Instruction Major with Specialization in Culture, Cognition, and Learning Process (CC/LP).  Please consult the MTSU Graduate Catalog for more details.

All application materials submitted online at MTSU College of Graduate Studies Admissions.

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Admission Requirements / Ed.S. CC/LP Program

Admission to the Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction with  Specialization in Culture, Cognition and the Learning Process requires

  1. A satisfactory score one of the following:
    • Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)  or
    • Praxis II (Principles of Learning and Teaching) or
    • Valid Tennessee Teacher license;
  2. An earned Master’s degree from an accredited university or college;
  3. Grade point average (GPA) in previous academic work that reflects potential for success in the Ed.S.;
  4. A valid teaching license. The teaching licensure requirement may be waived under special circumstances.

NOTE: Students pursuing an Ed.S. degree must be fully admitted to the program prior to the completion of their initial semester of coursework.

Degree Requirements

Once admitted to the program, candidate must

  1. Complete 30 required semester hours as listed in the Ed.S. CC/LP degree program.
  2. Successfully complete an oral presentation of the FOED 7610 research project during the semester of graduation.
  3. At this time, no thesis or final comprehensive exams are required for this degree.
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