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Graduate Programs

The David T. Bailey Graduate School of Education (GSE) is diverse and varied, with six specialized certificate programs, seven majors at the master’s level, two majors and multiple concentrations at the educational specialist level, and five majors and concentrations at the doctoral level.

All of the Bailey GSE programs of study are fully recognized by the Tennessee Department of Education as well as the appropriate national accrediting units:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE-CAEP)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)

Our internationally known faculty comprises experts in research design, ranging from single-subject design to qualitative study to linear hierarchical modeling. These experts have knowledge in many fields, including reading and mathematics education, leadership studies, and school psychology. Bailey GSE faculty are dedicated to building strength and capacity through a variety of educational settings, particularly PreK–12 schools.

A diverse group of students

Contact Information

Susan M. Benner, EdD
Director, GSE and Associate Dean for Professional Licensure
865-974-6638
sbenner@utk.edu

Diane Booker
Administrative Assistant
865-974-6638
dbooker@utk.edu


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