The mission of the education 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.
The vision of the education 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.
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 - Dr. Kent Kelso, firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Resource Specialist - Debra Craig, email@example.com
We offer undergraduate programs in Interdisciplinary Studies, Secondary Education, and Special Education.
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.