EDUCATION


All of Tusculum College's teacher licensure programs are enhanced by the focused calendar which facilitates early and frequent placement of education students in practicum experiences in area schools.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The mission of the Education/Interdisciplinary Studies major and professional education programs at Tusculum College is to prepare teachers who are committed to excellence in education and who are confident in their abilities to assume leadership as educators and citizens in the communities where they live and work. The program continues the College’s focus on civic and intellectual development of students, while fostering the skills, knowledge and habits of character vital to those involved in the education of the nation’s next generation of citizens.

TEACHER LICENSURE

Tusculum College offers four categories of teacher licensure programs:

  1. Pre-Secondary Education—Interdisciplinary Studies Major
    • Early Childhood Education PreK-3
    • Elementary Education K-6
    • Middle Grades Education 4-8 Licensure
  2. Secondary Education (refer to the specific disciplines for program requirements)
    • Biology 7-12
    • Business 7-12
    • English 7-12
    • Government 7-12
    • History 7-12
    • Mathematics 7-12
    • Psychology 9-12
  3. K-12 Education (refer to the specific disciplines for program requirements)
    • Physical Education K-12
    • Visual Arts K-12
  4. Special Education (refer to Special Education section of the Tusculum College catalog for program requirements)
    • Special Education Modified and Comprehensive K-12
    • Special Education Early Childhood PreK-3

All of Tusculum College’s teacher licensure programs are enhanced by the focused calendar which facilitates early and frequent placement of education students in practicum experiences in area schools. These experiences enrich the knowledge gained in classroom work and more fully prepare students for their student teaching. Many students discover vital new interests in various aspects of education as a result of practicum experiences; sometimes confirming their choice of major, or in other cases, leading the students to select a different major more closely related to their interests.

QUESTIONS

If you have questions about the Teacher Education program, please contact either:

  • Dr. Paul Fox
    Dean of the School of Education at pfoxjr@tusculum.edu
  • Dr. Quincy Rose
    Director of Teacher Education and Chair of Teacher Licensure Programs (Residential, BAIS, and MAT) at qrose@tusculum.edu
  • Dr. Ray Hatfield
    Chair of Master of Arts in Education Programs (C&I and HRD) at rhatfield@tusculum.edu
  • Mary Kay Munson
    Licensure Officer (Residential Teacher Licensure Programs) at mmunson@tusculum.edu
  • Janie Cunningham
    Education Coordinator for GPS Undergraduate and Graduate Teacher Licensure Programs (BAIS and MAT) at jperry@tusculum.edu