Jan 23, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education

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Jennifer Shank, Dean
Lisa Zagumny, Associate Dean
Julie C. Baker, Assistant Dean

Departments and Programs


The College of Education consists of five diverse departments, offering a variety of bachelor’s, master’s Specialist and PhD degrees.  The academic units are School of Art, Craft and Design, Counseling and Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness (EXPW), and Music.  The majority of the College’s degrees offer a teacher licensure component and it is the largest graduate college.

The College also operates five support units.  A Director heads each division.  These are the Appalachian Center for Craft, the Child Development Lab, College of Education Student Success Center, the Learning Resources Center, and the Office of Teacher Education.  Additionally, the College offers an off-campus 2+2 program for elementary education majors at 8 sites across Tennessee.

Programs within the College are accredited by:

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • National Association for Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)


  1. Prepare caring and competent professionals in teaching, school leadership, counseling, psychology, music and art.
  2. Provide a high quality preparation program for doctoral students in Applied Behavior Analysis, Literacy, Program Planning and Evaluation, and STEM Education.
  3. Ensure the success of developmental students in their majors.
  4. Provide a model childhood development laboratory.
  5. Provide cultural events through the Fine Arts for the Upper Cumberland, the state and the region.

Admission to the College of Education

The undergraduate curricula in the College of Education lead to the degree of Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Music, or Bachelor of Fine Arts. Each candidate must complete the curriculum for the major subject and must comply with university requirements for a degree. 

Students receive provisional admission upon meeting the admission policies of the institution. For licensure students, admission to the Teacher Education Program requires additional criteria. Click here for admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Appalachian Center for Craft

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College of Education Student Success Center

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Office of Teacher Education

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Learning Resources Center Library

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