Educational Studies


The Department of Educational Studies has as its primary mission the preparation of P-12 classroom teachers, administrators, and school service personnel for the public schools in Tennessee as well as the nation. Some options exist for students desiring to obtain the skills and strategies of the education professional for use in nonpublic school situations.

The Department of Educational Studies offers graduate and undergraduate degrees as well as licensure programs in a variety of educational and counseling fields.


Programs are 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.


All teacher 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).


Interim Department Chair  - Cynthia West,

Program Resource Specialist - Tarica Coble ,

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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