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.


Tusculum College offers four categories of teacher licensure programs:

  1. Pre-Secondary Education (Interdisciplinary Studies)
    • Elementary Education K-5
  1. Secondary Education
    • Government 6-12
    • History 6-12
    • Mathematics 6-12
  1. K-12 Physical Education 
    • Physical Education K-12
  1. Special 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. 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.


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