Our mission 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. We also equip students academically to pursue sport-related occupations in the fitness or therapy fields and to pursue graduate program admission.


The program continues Tusculum’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 offers three categories of teacher licensure programs:

Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education K-5)

Secondary Education

Special Education 

  • Comprehensive K-12 and Interventionist K-8

All of Tusculum’s teacher licensure programs are enhanced by clinical courses which facilitate early and frequent placement of education students in field experiences in area schools. These experiences enrich the knowledge gained in classroom work and more fully prepare students for their student teaching.



  • Sport Science – The sport science major at Tusculum prepares students for employment and/or graduate level study in sport science, wellness-related, and fitness-enhancing fields.
  • Pre Physical Therapy/ Occupational Therapy – The sport science pre-physical therapy/occupational therapy major is designed to fulfill prerequisites and recommended coursework to prepare students for graduate programs in physical or occupational therapy.