Program Overview

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.

  • 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
Middle Grade Education Careers


• Middle school social studies teacher
• Middle school math teacher
• Middle school science teacher
• Middle school English teacher

Student Teaching

Student teachers have completed their semester of full-time teaching in Jefferson County, Hamblen County, Knox County, Sevier County and several other nearby counties.).

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