The elementary education program at the University of Tennessee prepares teacher candidates to work with students in grades K-5. Candidates are prepared to work in diverse settings to effectively meet the individual learning needs of their students.
Path to Teaching Certification
To earn their teaching license, candidates earn a B.A. or B.S. (typically from the College of Arts and Sciences) with a minor in elementary education. Then they complete the Professional Year – graduate coursework and a yearlong internship that leads to a master’s degree (Master of Science, Elementary Education Professional Internship Concentration). Certified elementary educators are licensed to teach kindergarten through grade 5.
Review the course of study for the Elementary Education Minor.
Faculty contact: Amy Broemmel, associate professor, elementary and literacy education