The Tusculum University teacher education unit provides rigorous, relevant and engaging learning opportunities for teacher candidates so that they may become ethical educators, civic-minded citizens, school and community leaders and life-long learners.
The Master of Arts in Teaching offers individuals holding a bachelor’s degree in specified areas the opportunity to pursue teacher certification. The K-5, 6-12, and K-12 (content specific) licensure programs are designed for working adults who currently hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to pursue the licensure sequence and obtain a master’s degree at the same time. Courses are delivered at times convenient for working adults. Applicants must be admitted into the Teacher Education program prior to beginning any coursework in the curriculum.
Education programs at Tusculum University adhere to requirements and guidelines established by the Tennessee State Board of Education (TSBE) and the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE). Modifications in initial and advanced education programs and curriculum may occur as a result of TSBE and TDOE actions and regulations. Tusculum University reserves the right to revise academic programs as deemed necessary to meet accrediting and approval criteria.
Non-Licensure Degree Requirements: Students who opt to obtain a Master of Arts in Teaching non-licensure degree must have completed at least 30 graduate hours, three semesters of coursework, hold a minimum GPA of 3.0, and complete the request to graduate without recommendation for teacher licensure form.