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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN EDUCATION DEGREE, PROFESSIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION (K-6) LICENSURE DELIVERED THROUGH GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Offering accelerated degree programs to career-minded adults. THE MISSION OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
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DELIVERED THROUGH GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
Offering accelerated degree programs to career-minded adults.
The mission of professional education programs at Tusculum College is to prepare teachers who are committed to excellence in education and who are confident in their abilities to assume leadership as educators and citizens in the communities where they live and work. To this end, the program continues the College’s focus on civic and intellectual development of the students, while fostering the skills, knowledge, and habits of character (dispositions) vital to those involved in the education of the nation’s next generation of citizens.
Education courses are taught by faculty of Tusculum College who have academic and practical backgrounds in the public school system. In addition to being offered during the day on the main campus in Greeneville, the K-6 Teacher Education Licensure Program is now being offered to working adults through the Graduate and Professional Studies Program in Knoxville, Greeneville, Morristown, Tri-Cities, Sevierville, and Vonore on weekends.
12 Courses include practicum experiences
4 Weeks per course
51 Semester hours
16 Semester hours
(or one weekday)
APPLY AND BE ADMITTED
TO TUSCULUM COLLEGE.
SATISFY 3 OF THE 5 CRITERIA:
*Students who submit an official SAT score of 1020 or ACT score of 22 are exempted from taking the PPST.
COMPLETE GENERAL EDUCATION
Note: Students who enroll in Gateway courses during and after completing the Professional Licensure Sequence will receive a 50% discount off the Gateway tuition.
(or RHETORIC I, II, and III)
POLS 380 POLITICAL TRADITIONS OF THE WEST
One of the following:
MUSC 101 INTRODUCTION TO WESTERN MUSIC
THEA 104 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE
VISA 110 BASIC CONCEPTS OF THE VISUAL ARTS
ALL MAJOR AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES ARE INCLUDED IN THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE SEQUENCE WHEN THE PROGRAM IS DELIVERED THROUGH GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES.
ALL COURSES, EXCEPT CISC 216 COMPUTER AS A CLASSROOM SUPPORT SYSTEM AND NSCI 421 PHYSICAL SCIENCE CONCEPTS, INCLUDE 36 CONTACT HOURS IN THE CLASSROOM AND 18 PRACTICUM HOURS.
ENROLL IN THE PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE SEQUENCE.
NOTE: Students prepare to be accepted into teacher education during these courses.
APPLY AND BE ACCEPTED
(Processing and decision for admission into
Professional Teacher Education Licensure K-6
are made during the first 3 courses.)
Begin taking PRAXIS Tests:
Principles of Teaching and Learning
During this course:
Note: This process must be completed by the end
of HGLN 337.
APPLY AND BE APPROVED FOR STUDENT TEACHING.
HGLN 337 ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION
Take PRAXIS on Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
BEGIN STUDENT TEACHING:
EDUC 452 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
EDUC 454 STUDENT TEACHING: K-3
EDUC 455 STUDENT TEACHING: 4-6
Note: EDUC 452, 454, and 455 are taken concurrently.
COMPLETE ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR TEACHER LICENSURE.
A. Courses in the Professional Licensure Sequence may not be offered in the same order for every cohort.
B. Courses taken at other institutions may satisfy courses in the Professional Licensure Sequence; at least 32 hours must be taken in the sequence at Tusculum College.
C. Students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree, either at Tusculum College or elsewhere, who wish to add teaching licensure to that degree must meet all applicable requirements regarding admission to the education program, required coursework, and admission to student teaching.
D. Refer to the Tusculum College Catalog at www.tusculum.edu for additional information regarding Teacher Education.