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Mission:

The mission of the College of Education is to teach brilliantly, innovate boldly, advocate passionately, and serve faithfully, and to grow teachers and leaders who embody these ideals.

Vision:

To be the leading Christ-centered educator preparation program in the world, elevating excellence in our profession, and radically championing life abundant for all students, families, and communities.

 

What makes us unique?
  • Opportunities to engage with children and educators in school and classroom settings from your very first education course taken as a freshman 
  • Emphasis on advocacy for children, families and communities throughout coursework
  • Nationally recognized and locally respected education faculty members with terminal degrees, many years of experience as classroom teachers, teacher leaders, administrators, and teacher educators  
  • Strong partnerships with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) and the surrounding districts 
  • Individualized approach: support with preparing for state-required teacher licensure examinations and clinical placements
  • Preparation for effectively integrating technology into your planning, instruction, and assessment practices
  • Preparation and practice with designing and delivering engaging, academic standards-aligned lessons
  • Preparation and support for using culturally responsive approaches to instruction and classroom management 
  • A student teaching experience in the final semester of study which includes mentoring and profession support from your mentor teacher, your College of Education faculty, and a clinical teaching supervisor  
  • 100% career placement rate