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Student Success Center: College of Education
Advising for Undergraduate Programs & Teacher Licensure

Undergraduate Teacher Licensure Programs

IMPORTANT: Transfer and/or readmitted students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative college GPA to enter any of the licensure programs listed below. Students who do not meet this requirement but do meet general admission requirements may be admitted into a non-licensure programs of study.

The following undergraduate and teacher licensure programs of study are advised through the College of Education Student Success Center:

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  • ARED (Art Education), K-12
  • ECED (Early Childhood Education) Early Childhood/Special Education, Pre K-3
  • EXPW (Exercise Science) Licensure, K-12
  • MDS (Multidisciplinary Studies) Elementary, K-5
  • MDS (Multidisciplinary Studies) ESL, K-12
  • MDS (Multidisciplinary Studies) Middle School English, 6-8
  • MDS (Multidisciplinary Studies) Middle School Math, 6-8
  • MDS (Multidisciplinary Studies) Middle School Science, 6-8
  • MDS (Multidisciplinary Studies) Middle School Social Studies, 6-8
  • MUS (Music) Instrumental/General Music Licensure, K-12
  • MUS (Music) Vocal/General Music Licensure, K-12
  • SEED (Secondary Education) Biology, 6-12
  • SEED (Secondary Education) Chemistry, 6-12
  • SEED (Secondary Education) Earth & Space Science, 6-12
  • SEED (Secondary Education) Economics, 6-12
  • SEED (Secondary Education) English, 6-12
  • SEED (Secondary Education) French, 6-12
  • SEED (Secondary Education) Geography, 6-12
  • SEED (Secondary Education) German, 6-12
  • SEED (Secondary Education) History, 6-12
  • SEED (Secondary Education) Mathematics, 6-12:
  • SEED (Secondary Education) Physics, 6-12
  • SEED (Secondary Education) Political Science, 6-12
  • SEED (Secondary Education) Spanish, 6-12
  • SEED (Secondary Education) Speech & Theatre, 6-12
  • SPE (Special Education) Comprehensive, K-12
  • SPE (Special Education) Interventionist, K-8
  • SPE (Special Education) Interventionist Biology, 6-12
  • SPE (Special Education) Interventionist English, 6-12
  • SPE (Special Education) Interventionist Math, 6-12
  • SPE (Special Education) Interventionist Social Studies/History, 6-12
  • Advising for Agricultural Education (AGED), 6-12 is managed through the School of Agriculture.

More detailed information about the above teacher licensure programs of study can be found under "Academic Organization and Programs of Study" in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Non-Licensure programs of study offered through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction:

  • ECED (Early Childhood Education) Non-Licensure
  • MDS (Multidisciplinary Studies) General:
  • SEED (Secondary Education) Non-Licensure
  • SPE (Special Education) Non-Licensure

Distance Learning Teacher Licensure Program | 2+2 Program Partnership with Community Colleges

  • The 2 + 2 Program offers on-site delivery of the third and fourth years of the College of Education’s teacher licensure program at surrounding community colleges, and is designed to mirror the quality of on-campus classes while increasing accessibility.
  • Currently, the Elementary Education concentration is offered through these partner campuses:
    • Hamilton County
    • Motlow State (McMinnville & Moore County)
    • Pellissippi State (Hardin Valley)
    • Roane State (Crossville, Harriman, Oak Ridge & Scott County)
    • NOTE: The Early Childhood Education (ECED) program is currently only offered at the Roane State-Oak Ridge campus.

Undergraduate Non-Licensure Programs

The following non-teacher licensure programs of study are offered in Exercise Science, Physical Education & Wellness (EXPW):

  • EXPW (Exercise Science) Sport Administration
  • EXPW (Exercise Science) Fitness & Wellness
  • EXPW (Exercise Science) Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • EXPW (Exercise Science) Pre-Physical Therapy
  • EXPW (Exercise Science) Recreation & Leisure

More detailed information about the above Exercise Science programs of study can be found under "Academic Organization and Programs of Study" in the Undergraduate Catalog.

The following non-teacher licensure programs of study are offered in Fine Arts (ART). Students in each of the Fine Arts concentrations listed below are advised by a faculty member in the Department of Art:

  • ART (Fine Arts) Clay Concentration
  • ART (Fine Arts) Design Concentration, Digital Media Emphasis
  • ART (Fine Arts) Fibers Concentration
  • ART (Fine Arts) Glass Concentration
  • ART (Fine Arts) Metals Concentration
  • ART (Fine Arts) Painting Concentration
  • ART (Fine Arts) Wood Concentration

More detailed information about the above Music Performance programs of study can be found under "Academic Organization and Programs of Study" in the Undergraduate Catalog.

The following non-teacher licensure programs of study are offered in Music Performance (MUS):
  • MUS (Music) Composition Emphasis
  • MUS (Music) Instrumental Option
  • MUS (Music) Jazz Option
  • MUS (Music) Music Business Option
  • MUS (Music) Piano Option
  • MUS (Music) Vocal Option

More detailed information about the above Music Performance programs of study can be found under "Academic Organization and Programs of Study" in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Programs

  • The Post-Baccalaureate Program is designed to grant teacher licensure to interested individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree in an area that did not lead to teacher licensure.