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Elementary Education, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education is offered through the College of Education at MTSU. The major in Elementary Education (grades K-5) is designed to prepare teachers for elementary schools. It requires General Education, major, professional education, and enhanced student teaching courses.

The Elementary Education program specializes in preparing future educators for teaching learners in kindergarten through 5th grade. Throughout this initial licensure teacher preparation program, students are trained in content knowledge, instructional and assessment strategies, classroom management, and other relevant topics and practices. Students are provided opportunities throughout their programs to engage in experiential learning in elementary classrooms. Students enrolled in the K-5 program will discover the joy of teaching elementary students through a curriculum designed to engage them in the learning process.

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Abby Reish, second from left, a Middle Tennessee artist and teacher for English Language Learners in Rutherford County Schools in Tennessee, leads an illustration activity for attendees of the Southern Kid Literacy Festival put on by 鶹Ӱ’s College of Education and the Rutherford Arts Alliance on Feb. 10, 2024, at the College of Education Building. (MTSU photo by Stephanie Wagner)

鶹Ӱ’s College of Education partnered with the Rutherford Arts Alliance recently to bring reading to community kids through the second annual Southern Kid Literary Festival held on the Blue Raider campus. More commonly known as “SoKidLit!,” the event brought in 167 third through fifth graders, many arriving with friends and family in tow or as part of another partnership with the local

Registration is open for the Feb. 10, 2024, SoKidLit literacy event for area third through fifth graders that will be hosted at 鶹Ӱ’s College of Education. (Submitted graphic)

鶹Ӱ’s College of Education is set to put on its second Southern Kid Literacy Festival Difference Makers Day to treat community third through fifth graders to a full day of free literacy, math and education activities with professional authors, teachers, MTSU faculty and student volunteers.  “Kids can come and learn about being a teacher, author, writer

News Briefs

Abby Reish, second from left, a Middle Tennessee artist and teacher for English Language Learners in Rutherford County Schools in Tennessee, leads an illustration activity for attendees of the Southern Kid Literacy Festival put on by 鶹Ӱ’s College of Education and the Rutherford Arts Alliance on Feb. 10, 2024, at the College of Education Building. (MTSU photo by Stephanie Wagner)

鶹Ӱ’s College of Education partnered with the Rutherford Arts Alliance recently to bring reading to community kids through the second annual Southern Kid Literary Festival held on the Blue Raider campus. More commonly known as “SoKidLit!,” the event brought in 167 third through fifth graders, many arriving with friends and family in tow or as part of another partnership with the local

Registration is open for the Feb. 10, 2024, SoKidLit literacy event for area third through fifth graders that will be hosted at 鶹Ӱ’s College of Education. (Submitted graphic)

鶹Ӱ’s College of Education is set to put on its second Southern Kid Literacy Festival Difference Makers Day to treat community third through fifth graders to a full day of free literacy, math and education activities with professional authors, teachers, MTSU faculty and student volunteers.  “Kids can come and learn about being a teacher, author, writer

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CAREERS

Individuals trained to teach bring a desirable range of expertise and creativity to planning and administrative roles. Graduates completing their teacher preparation at MTSU are found in public and private school classrooms throughout Tennessee and in many other states. In addition to classroom teaching, other career options include

  • Agency and administrative work
  • Community and foundation work
  • Consulting, professional development, and teacher training
  • Education policy development
  • Education marketing and research
  • Private tutoring

Among the employers of MTSU alumni are

  • Anderson County Schools
  • Bedford County Schools
  • Cannon County Schools
  • Carroll County Schools
  • Cheatham Co Schools
  • Coffee County Schools
  • Collierville Christian Academy
  • Crockett County Schools
  • Cumberland County Schools
  • DeKalb County Schools
  • Dickson County Schools
  • Dyer County Schools
  • Fayette County Schools
  • Fayetteville City Schools
  • Franklin Special School District
  • Giles County Schools
  • Grundy County Schools
  • Hamilton County Schools
  • Hardeman County Schools
  • Hickman County Schools
  • Kids Connection
  • Knox County Schools
  • Lawrence County Schools
  • Lebanon Special School District
  • Lewis County Schools
  • Lincoln County Schools
  • Macon County Schools
  • Madison County Schools
  • Manchester City Schools
  • Marion County Schools
  • Marshall County Schools
  • Maury County Schools
  • McNairy County Schools
  • Memphis and Shelby County Schools
  • Metro Action Commission, Nashville
  • Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
  • Middle Tennessee Christian School, Murfreesboro
  • Montgomery County Schools
  • Moore County Schools
  • Murfreesboro City Schools
  • Perry County Schools
  • Providence Christian Academy, Murfreesboro
  • Robertson County Schools
  • Rutherford County Schools
  • Sequatchie County Schools
  • Sumner County Schools
  • The Webb School, Bell Buckle
  • Trousdale County Schools
  • Tullahoma City Schools
  • Warren County Schools
  • Wayne County Schools
  • White County Schools
  • Williamson County Schools
  • Wilson County Schools

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Professional Licensure Disclosure

MTSU discloses that the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Elementary Education is a teacher licensure preparation program accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Tennessee Department of Education. Admission to an undergraduate teacher licensure preparation program does not guarantee that students will obtain a teacher license. Successful completion of the program meets the educational requirements to apply for a practitioner teacher licensure in Tennessee.

The BS Elementary Education disclosure provided on MTSU’s indicates the states and territories where MTSU has determined, through reasonable and good faith effort, that the program does or does not meet the educational requirements for other US states and territories. Licensing authorities for each state set and enforce their own requirements and standards, which are subject to change. Current and prospective students not located in Tennessee or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Tennessee should contact the appropriate state licensing agency or board and discuss their plans with an advisor and the MTSU before enrolling in the program to ensure they have the most up-to-date information and guidance regarding licensure requirements.

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