Office of Admissions 423.869.6280
"I am firm in my belief that a teacher lives on and on through his students. Good teaching is forever and the teacher is immortal."
--Jesse Stuart, graduate of LMU's Teacher Education Program, noted author and educator
Office of Testing, Teacher Licensure & Certification
LMU's Office of Testing, Teaching Licensure & Certification prepares teacher education candidates to meet the requirements for the Praxis Series tests, which are necessary for program completion.
Please visit www.ets.org for testing information on:
- How to Qualify for Teacher Licensure
- Who Must Take the Tests
- Where to Get Additional Information
- Tests Requirements
- Where to Take the Computer-based Tests
- Related Links
- Registration Code Lists
- ParaPro Assessment
- The School Leadership Series
- Complete Test Directory
- Study Guides
- Test Preparation Materials
- Frequently Asked Questions
Programs of Study
LMU's Department of Education offers programs of study leading to teacher licensure in Tennessee in Elementary Education, Secondary Education and K-12 Education.
Initial Teacher Preparation Program
To inquire about this program:
D. Jackie Smith | 423.869.7153 | dennis.smith@LMUnet.edu
Chair, Department of Undergraduate Education Departmental Website
Becoming a teacher is a challenging process, but LMU's Teacher Education Program will give you the guidance, support, and knowledge you need to become the teacher you want to be. As a graduate of our program, you will belong to a tradition of great teachers. For more than one hundred years, LMU has provided public schools with teachers who embody the highest standards of quality and professionalism.
Conceptual Framework (PDF)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) (depending on subject/content area of study)
This four-year professional program combines academic experiences in the university classroom with real-world practice in PK-12 classrooms.
Our faculty members have had extensive experience as educational practitioners. Their diverse experience gives you the opportunity to learn practical information that can be applied in your own classroom.
LMU's undergraduate teacher education program offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with initial teacher licensure in:
- Elementary Education, K-6 - 4-Year Plan
- Secondary Education
- Business- 4-Year Plan
- Biology- 4-Year Plan
- Chemistry- 4-Year Plan
- English- 4-Year Plan
- History- 4-Year Plan
- Mathematics- 4-Year Plan
- K-12 Education
Your advisor will help you map out an educational plan to suit your particular needs.
Teacher education candidates are placed in PK-12 Partnership Schools. These schools are located in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Program Admissions and Exit Requirements
Undergraduate Initial Teacher Licensure - BA or BS
--Provisional Admission to Program
- Teacher Education Program Application
- Qualifying ACT (22), SAT (1020) or PPST (Writing-173, Reading-174, Math-173) Test Scores
- University Transcript Documenting 2.5 GPA
- Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Background Check
- Proof of SNEA/Liability Insurance
- Written Essay
- Provisional Admission Meeting With Advisor
--Formal Admission to Program
- Application for Formal Admission
- Completion of Module II Coursework
- University Transcript Documenting 2.5 GPA
- Formal Admission to Teacher Licensure Program Interview
- University Transcript documenting all Required coursework Successfully Completed with appropriate GPA - Coursework in the Academic Major and Professional Education Core Must be Completed with a Grade of "C" or Higher
- Qualifying Praxis II Test Scores - Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT), and all Required Subject Area Tests
- Successfully Complete all Requirements for Student Teaching - EDUC 497 (Two Placements - 15 Weeks Total
- University Transcript Documenting Successful Completion of all Course and Degree Requirements - Coursework in the Academic Major and Professional Education Core Must be Completed with a Grade of "C" or Higher
- Pass the Oral presentation and Defense of Institutional Standards and Professional Teaching Standards
- Exit Interview
- Exit Survey
Graduate & Professional Opportunities
After completing your bachelor's degree, you may choose to continue your education by enrolling in the master's of education program housed in LMU's Graduate Department of the Carter & Moyers School of Education.
Clubs & Organizations
Students enrolled in the Teacher Education Program belong to the Student Education Association (SEA), an organization devoted to encouraging professional development, addressing educational issues, and promoting professional ethics and standards.