CAEP Accreditation

The Department of Educational Studies offers graduate and undergraduate degrees as well as licensure programs in a variety of educational and counseling fields. The Educator Preparation Program is designed to prepare classroom teachers who exhibit understanding and proficiency with the following characteristics: communications, reflection/relevance and purpose, collaboration, technology, higher order thinking skills, assessment, diversity, professionalism and pedagogy skills.


Vision of the University of Tennessee at Martin Educator Preparation Program
The vision of the Educator Preparation Program at the University of Tennessee at Martin is to prepare highly competent and socially responsible educators who are knowledgeable, ethical, caring decision-makers for a diverse and changing world. This vision includes fostering community partnerships, and creating a culture of learning that advances knowledge, values diversity, and promotes social justice.


Mission of the University of Tennessee at Martin Educator Preparation Program
The mission of the Educator Preparation Program at the University of Tennessee at Martin is to prepare educators in initial and advanced programs as facilitators of active learning for P-12 learners in diverse and inclusive communities.  This mission encompasses excellence in a variety of learning and field placement settings, fosters an innovative and student-focused learning community through coursework that is rigorous and standards-based, and integrates evidence-based educational practices in teaching and learning.


University of Tennessee at Martin Educator Preparation Program Shared Values


Learning and Development

  • Promoting lifelong learning
  • Fostering physical, social, emotional, aesthetic, and cognitive growth
  • Reflecting upon and refining best practices of professional and pedagogical knowledge and skills to develop a range of instructional and assessment strategies
  • Utilizing appropriate technologies which reflect best practices in education
  • Evaluating processes and outcomes to ensure continual program improvements.

Excellence in Teaching

  • Providing the highest level of academic excellence to prepare our students with real-world experiences.
  • Cultivating student growth through teaching and modeling effective pedagogy with research and evidence-based practices
  • Providing extensive community and school engagement in collaboration with exemplary practicing professionals in field-based experiences.


  • Cultivating highly competent, socially responsible, ethical and caring professionals to promote learning in diverse settings
  • Demonstrating knowledge in patterns of behaviors and candidate performances in their work with P-12 students and their families, peers, faculty, and community.

Community of Learners

  • Valuing cultural diversity
  • Accommodating individual differences
  • Developing collaborative partnerships

All Educator Preparation Programs in the Department of Educational Studies are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  In order to support NCATE's and CAEP's commitment to transparency, the UTM Education Education Program makes the following reports available for review.


2013-2014 Tennessee State Report Card

2012-2013 Tennessee State Report Card


Tennessee Higher Education State Report Card includes:

  • Average GPA of program completions
  • Retention rates in the teaching field
  • Job placement rates
  • Value-added or growth model data on teacher effectiveness
Live Text

LiveText is an electronic interface to create, submit, and complete assignments for courses helps students stay organized and receive the feedback needed to improve learning. Such documents and assignments then become the evidence needed for programs to assess and analyze effectiveness. Access tutorials and account information.


Student Teaching

Undergraduate Programs

We offer undergraduate programs in Interdisciplinary Studies, Secondary Education, and Special Education.

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Conceptual Framework for Programs

The purpose of the Educator Preparation Program at UT Martin is to provide education professionals with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to become effective facilitators of learning.

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