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Program Areas of Study

Students seeking licensure in secondary areas must complete the major in the endorsement area and the Secondary Professional Education consisting of EDU 150, 250, 326, Secondary methods course within the content area, 433 or 435, PSY 213, 318, SE 225.

Programs of study for each endorsement area are as follows:

  • Business 7-12: Complete the Teacher Licensure requirements as outlined in the McAfee School of Business Administration section of the Catalogue.
  • Biology 7-12: Complete the Teacher Licensure in Biology requirements as outlined in the Dept. of Biology section of the Catalogue.
  • Chemistry 7-12: Complete the Teacher Licensure in Chemistry requirements as outlined in the Dept. of Chemistry section of the Catalogue. Courses within the General /Specific Core must include PHY 112, 231, 232, & MAT 221 & 212.
  • Chemistry 7-12 & Physics 7-12 dual endorsements: Complete the Teacher Licensure with Dual Endorsements in Chemistry 7-12 and Physics 7-12 requirements as outlined in the Dept. of Chemistry section of the Catalogue.
  • Early Childhood Education, PreK-3: Complete the Elementary Education major and a second major from Biology, Chemistry, English, French, History, Learning Foundations, Math, Spanish, Teaching English as a Second Language, as outlined in the School of Education section of the Catalogue.
  • Economics 7-12: Complete the Teacher Licensure requirements for Economics as outlined in the McAfee School of Business Administration section of the Catalogue.
  • Elementary K-6: Complete the Elementary Education major and a second major from Biology, Chemistry, English, French, History, Learning Foundations, Math, Spanish, Teaching English as a Second Language, as outlined in the School of Education section of the Catalogue.
  • English 7-12: Complete the Teacher Licensure for English requirements as outlined in the Dept. of English section of the Catalogue.
  • English as a Second Language PreK-12: Complete the Teacher Licensure in English as a Second Language requirements as outlined in the Dept. of Languages section of the Catalogue.
  • French PreK-12: Complete the Major in French: Teacher Education track as outlined in the Dept. of Languages section of the Catalogue.
  • Government 7-12: Complete the Teacher Licensure in Government requirements as outlined in the Dept. of History and Political Science section of the Catalogue.
  • Health K-12: Complete the Major in Physical Education and Health with Teacher Licensure in PE as outlined in the Dept. of Physical Education, Wellness, and Sport section of the Catalogue; plus PEWS 113, 301, 322, & 327. Courses within the General/Specific Core must include BIO 221 or 222 & MAT 114. This endorsement is only available as a dual or add-on endorsement with Physical Education K-12.
  • History 7-12: Complete the Teacher Licensure in History requirements as outlined in the Dept. of History and Political Science section of the Catalogue. Courses within the General/Specific Core must include GEO 112, 215, or 216, & PSC 211.
  • Marketing 7-12: Complete the Teacher Licensure requirements for Marketing as outlined in the McAfee School of Business Administration section of the Catalogue. This program leads to dual endorsements in Marketing 7-12 and Business Education 7-12.
  • Mathematics 7-12: Complete the Teacher Licensure in Mathematics requirements as outlined in the Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science section of the Catalogue.
  • Middle Grades 4-8: Complete the Elementary Education major and a second major from Biology, Chemistry, English, French, History, Learning Foundations, Math, Physics, Political Science, Spanish, or Teaching English as a Second Language, as outlined in the School of Education section of the Catalogue.
  • Music Education, Instrumental K-12: Complete the Bachelor of Music degree core with emphasis in Music Education, Track for Instrumental/Band Instructor as outlined in the Dept. of Music section of the Catalogue.
  • Music Education, Vocal/General Music K-12: Complete the Bachelor of Music degree core with emphasis in Music Education, Track for General/ Choral Instruction as outlined in the Dept. of Music section of the Catalogue.
  • Physical Education K-12: Complete the Major in Physical Education and Health with Teacher Licensure in PE as outlined in the Dept. of Physical Education, Wellness, and Sport section of the Catalogue. Courses within the General/Specific Core must include BIO 221 or 222 & MAT 114.
  • Physics 7-12: Complete the Teacher Licensure in Physics requirements as outlined in the Dept. of Physics section of the Catalogue.
  • Spanish PreK-12: Complete the major in Spanish, Teacher Education track, as outlined in the Dept. of Language section of the Catalogue.
  • Special Education Comprehensive K-12: Complete the major in Special Education, the Comprehensive K-12 emphasis, and the Professional Education tailored for licensure in Special Education as outlined in the Dept. of Education section of the Catalogue.
  • Special Education Modified K-12: Complete the major in Special Education, the Modified K-12 emphasis, and the Professional Education tailored for licensure in Special Education as outlined in the Dept. of Education section of the Catalogue.
  • Speech Communication 7-12 & Theater K-12 dual endorsements: Complete the major in Theatre & Speech with the Teacher Licensure emphasis as outlined in the Dept. of Communication Arts section of the Catalogue.
  • Visual Art K-12: Complete the Teacher Licensure for Visual Arts with a major in Art section as outlined in the Dept. of Art section in the Catalogue.
  • Additional endorsement: Courses required for additional endorsement(s) total roughly the equivalent of a minor but include specified courses to meet the knowledge and skills as determined by the Tennessee State Department of Education. Lists of add-on requirements are available through the Assistant Dean for Teacher Education.
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