The Department of Educational Studies has as its primary mission the preparation of K-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 profession for use in non-public school districts in curriculum development, in-service staff development and analysis and evaluation of school programs.
B.S.Ed. degree with a major in Integrated Studies (PreK-3)
B.S.Ed degree with a major in Integrated Studies (K-6)
B.S.Ed degree with a major in Integrated Studies (4-8)
B.S.Ed degree with an endorsement in Secondary Biology, Secondary Chemistry, Secondary Earth and Space Science, Secondary Mathematics, Secondary Economics, Secondary Geography, Secondary Government, Secondary History, Secondary English, Secondary French, or Secondary Spanish
B.S.Ed degree with a major in Secondary Business
B.S.Ed degree with a major in Special Education (Modified P-12)
- The Department of Educational Studies is small enough to offer each student focused, individual attention. Faculty are committed to helping each student achieve his or her potential as an educator and human being.
- The Department has a strong focus on academics and performance, so students in any degree program graduate with the necessary skills to be successful at the next level, whether that be the public school classroom, graduate school, or other related fields.
Students complete required practica as they move through the programs and a student teaching experience in the final semester of undergraduate study.
Department of Educational Studies graduates have gone on to careers in public education as teachers, counselors, and educational leadership. Other alumni have attended graduate school, earning degrees in curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, counseling, special education, and school psychology. Many graduates also go into related careers such as education consultant, education writer, grants specialist, or higher education faculty.
Students in the Department of Educational Studies can be involved in service learning opportunities or organizations, such as The Student Teacher Education Association or the UTM Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children. An application has been submitted for a chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, to be established at The University of Tennessee at Martin.
The Department of Educational Studies is currently housed on the second floor of Gooch Hall, which contains classrooms, faculty offices, the Reading Center, and the Learning Resources Center.
Early childhood curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice
Constructivist elementary and secondary science methods
Technology implementation and integration in education
Meeting the needs of diverse student learners
- Dr. Beth N. Quick
Chair, Educational Studies