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Elementary Education

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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.

Special Features

StudentsThis four-year professional program combines academic experiences in the university classroom with real-world practice in K-5 classrooms.

Our faculty members have had extensive experience as classroom teachers and school administrators. Their diverse experience gives you the opportunity to learn practical information that can be applied in your own classroom. As a candidate for licensure in the programs, you will benefit from a wide range of clinical and field experiences, working alongside teachers in real classrooms.

Course Information

LMU's undergraduate teacher education program for K-5 licensure offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Science degree with initial teacher licensure in all subjects, K-5, in compliance with Tennessee Department of Education licensure standards.

Your preparation begins with general studies courses to establish a knowledge base. It continues through the development of the major and the Professional Education Core, culminating in the Clinical Practice Experience (student teaching).

Your personal advisor will help you map out an educational plan to suit your particular needs, including transfer hours from community colleges and other institutions. Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Arts (AA) degrees from accredited community colleges in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia fulfill the LMU General Education requirements except for the 1-hour LINC 100 course.

Undergraduate Initial Teacher Licensure Handbook

Four Year Plans