The Department of Education prepares professionals of diverse backgrounds to develop and gain the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to become exemplary educators and leaders who advocate for children, families, and communities.
The education department embraces Belmont University’s mission to “empower men and women to transform the world” as educators and leaders of organizations who champion equity, opportunity and dignity for all.
Graduate programs in the school of education cultivate these values. We believe the most successful programs combine academics with hands-on experience and are tailored to the individual. Our programs are customized to meet students' academic objectives within the realistic confines of their busy lives. Therefore our courses combine small class sizes and flexible schedules to meet the needs of busy working professionals.
We develop skills of leadership, innovation, and advocacy within our students as we equip them to learn and lead in schools, non-profits, and other complex organizations that serve our communities.
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Teacher Certification Programs
Accredited by CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation), and approved by the Tennessee State Department of Education, Belmont offers the following graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate teacher certification options:
- Master of Arts in Teaching
> Internship Program
> Metro Nashville Urban Teacher Residency
> Student Teaching Program
Master of Education Programs
Belmont University’s Master’s in Education is not just for teachers but is also designed for business professionals who want to improve the effectiveness of their organization. A Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree provides leadership skills and knowledge for practical application in the workplace. Courses are completed in eight-week segments and are designed for the working professional. Become the stronger leader that you have always wanted to be and advance your career today. The degrees offered by Belmont's Master of Education program include:
- Nonprofit Leadership
- Organizational Leadership and Communication
- Teacher Leadership
- Transformative Literacy