Educating youth through the critical years of adolescence, middle school teachers have a one-of-a-kind professional calling. The middle grades education program at Carson-Newman prepares you to be licensed as a grades 6–8 teacher, completing all training to graduate with a Tennessee teaching license. Coursework in the major combines a broad study of liberal arts — including economics, social studies, math and science — with a comprehensive professional education curriculum. The 6-8 Middle Grades licensure programs were part of the most recent joint review conducted by the Council for the Accreditation of
Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Tennessee Department of Education.
Did You Know?
Whatever your academic and personal interests, there’s a place for you in middle school. As a middle school educator, you can specialize in any of the four core subject areas—science, math, social studies, or English.
My undergraduate experience at Carson-Newman helped me understand the importance of collaboration, communication and the commitment to all students.Derek Voiles / Hamblen County Administrator / 2017 Tennessee Teacher of the Year
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• Middle school math teacher
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• Middle school English teacher
Student teachers have completed their semester of full-time teaching in Jefferson County, Hamblen County, Knox County, Sevier County and several other nearby counties.).