Program Overview

By earning a teaching license in tandem with your degree, you not only become an expert in your chosen area of study, you also learn to teach others. The Educator Preparation Program (EPP) at Carson-Newman University is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Each initial licensure area listed below was part of the most recent joint review conducted by CAEP and the Tennessee Department of Education.


Licensure programs are as follows:
Biology (6-12)
Business (6-12)
Chemistry (6-12)
Early Childhood (PK-3)
Elementary (K-5)
English (6-12)
Family and Consumer Sciences (6-12)
General Music/Instrumental (K-12)
General Music/Vocal (K-12)
Government (6-12)
History (6-12)
Mathematics (6-12)
Middle Grades: Language Arts/Social Studies (6-8)
Middle Grades: Mathematics/Science (6-8)
Physical Education (K-12)
Physics (6-12)
Psychology (9-12)
Spanish (6-12)
Special Education: Comprehensive (K-12)
Special Education: Interventionist (K-8)
Special Education: Interventionist (6-12)
Theatre (K-12)
Visual Arts (K-12)

Student Teaching

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

Teaching Licensure Careers

High school teacher
Middle school art teacher
Intermediate school teacher
Elementary teacher
Primary school teacher

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