Carson-Newman is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and its teacher licensure programs are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education. Satisfactory completion of the Teacher Education Program with an approved subject area fulfills Tennessee licensure requirements and those of most other states. Any student desiring licensure in other states should check the licensure requirements of those particular states. Carson-Newman Teacher Education Program graduates have a 100% pass rate on PRAXIS II Exams (2011-12 year).
The Department of Education is located on the first level of Stokely Memorial. Its facilities include the Cole-Little Curriculum Laboratory, containing elementary and secondary textbooks required by the Tennessee Department of Education as well as the Lynn Alexander Children’s Literature Collection, and the Morgan Computer Laboratory. Nine of the classrooms in Stokely are also equipped with interactive white boards, and the wireless network is available throughout the department for student use.
The specific requirements for each licensure area are listed below. All candidates for teacher licensure complete practicum experiences in P-12 settings, beginning with the first or second year of study. The program culminates in a semester-long student teaching experience.
Please select the area you are interested in:
Child and Family Studies
If you are interested in learning about teaching but not earning a certification: