Students in the Education Department conduct research, tutor, practice teaching, and participate in schools in Franklin, Grundy, and Marion counties. Education courses are active learning and service experiences focused on human learning and development, various materials and methodologies, and the contexts, cultures, and purposes of education.
Working with a local teacher network, students also gain leadership experience through advocating for student and community development.
The minor in education is excellent preparation for post-baccalaureate and graduate programs. The minor includes 20 hours of course work in educational psychology, materials and methods, issues and innovations, anthropology, history, special education, children’s literature, and more.
An agreement with Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt allows students to complete master’s degree and teaching licensure requirements in as little as three semesters.