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)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)Teaching English as a Second Language (K-12)Theatre (K-12)Visual Arts (K-12)
In most areas of teacher licensure, your major is housed in the content area of your specialization, and you earn your teacher license by weaving in professional education courses. Only special education, elementary education, and middle grades are majors that are housed in the Education Department.
Student teachers have completed their semester of full-time teaching in Jefferson County, Hamblen County, Knox County, Sevier County andseveral other nearby counties.
Practicum experiences are tailored to your particular area of licensure, and you have the opportunity to learn from local teachers in your desired field. You will also be teaching students in your desired grade span.