We offer undergraduate programs in Integrated Studies, Secondary Education, and Special Education. Each of these programs is presented in three dimensions: general education, content education, and professional education. These dimensions will produce professionals who will be effective facilitators of learning.
We are dedicated to providing a variety of opportunities throughout our four year period of study. Each year the professional complexity increases to aid in the development of the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful facilitator of learning in a K-12 classroom. Students who successfully complete any of the undergraduate programs will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education.
All teacher preparation programs in the Department of Educational Studies are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
(PreK-3, K-5, and 6-8 programs)
A Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in Integrated Studies is available with five concentrations which can lead to licensure in PreK-3 (5161), K-5 (5162), Middle Grades 6-8 (5163), or Special Education Interventionist K-8 for those students who complete the outlined program of study.
Students who plan to teach in grades 6-12 will follow similar programs during the first two years. The electives in all areas should be carefully chosen so that the student can complete professional and subject matter requirements for graduation and licensure in the chosen subject matter teaching fields.
NOTE: Persons wishing to be non-licensure secondary subject majors should consult with an appropriate adviser regarding the university’s Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree requirements.
These requirements are based on a concept of human development which sees the individual as having unique interests and needs; therefore, a number of options are provided so that the student may build an individualized curriculum within the broad framework of the academic disciplines.
Curricula for Special Education - (P-12 Modified Special Education)
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with a major in Special Education, (Modified P-12), is offered for those students who complete the outlined program of study listed below. The program includes clock hours of clinical lab experiences, directed observations, limited participation in classroom settings and a semester-long program of supervised student teaching.
NOTE: Individual’s completing this program must graduate and be licensed by August 31, 2018. The new Special Education programs, now referred to as Interventionist, can be found under Integrated Studies and Secondary Education.
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