This course of study leads to initial certification in Elementary Education (K-6).
The program provides students with the specific professional education knowledge and
skills necessary for teachers of young children, kindergarten through grade six. The
program includes coursework in child development, learning theory, social foundations
of education and teaching methods. Many courses have extensive fieldwork and are frequently
taught at public school sites. The degree program is designed to prepare students
to meet competencies for Tennessee licensure. Upon completion of all degree requirements,
including student teaching, and all testing (PRAXIS) requirements, students may apply
for initial teacher licensure in Tennessee.