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Deferral, Withdrawal, or Change of Program Pathway

It is the teacher candidate’s responsibility to formally defer, withdraw or change their program pathway from coursework or teacher candidacy. You must be logged into your UT Google account to complete the deferral, withdrawal or change of program pathway form linked below. If you are having difficulty logging into your UT Google account please refer to this video.

Deferral, Withdrawal, or Change of Program Pathway Form

Please note teacher candidates must contact Dr. Geri Landry (glandry@utk.edu), the program coordinator, and academic advisor, to discuss deferring, withdrawing or a change of program area from teacher candidacy. Failure to complete these steps may result in removal from the teacher preparation program. Re-entry into the teacher preparation program requires communication with the program coordinator and completion of Teacher Candidacy Orientation. For students who have withdrawn, re-admittance into the teacher candidacy programs requires candidates to complete the admission process for graduate school and the interview process within the college. Please consult with your advisor to determine the specific steps to be taken should you decide to return. There will be no option for re-admittance, if the withdrawal process is not followed.
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