The College of Education, Health & Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee has one of the few nationally ranked teacher licensure programs. Candidates earn a Bachelor’s Degree in a science or math content area or have sufficient upper-division credits in math or science, and then return to take graduate courses required for state certification.
A common major for undergraduates is the Geology major with a concentration in Environmental Science. A distinguishing characteristic of this program is the one-year internship in a middle grades classroom which guarantees a full range of professional experiences and counts as one year of teaching experience in Tennessee.
A Master’s Degree in Teacher Education with a concentration in Mathematics Grades 6-8 Professional Internship Concentration or Science Grades 6-8 Professional Internship Concentration can be earned by completing nine graduate credit hours beyond the courses required for licensure.
Information about the Middle Grades teacher licensure program can be found here.
For more information, please go to the UT Undergraduate Catalog
- Select the appropriate catalog from the menu on the right.
- Select the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
- Scroll to TPTE and select “Display Programs for this Department.”
- Click on the appropriate program to see the credit requirements and admission procedures for each program.