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Undergraduate Teacher Education

To inquire about this program:
Cathy Dunn | 423.869.6330 | [email protected]

The Initial Teacher Licensure Undergraduate (ITLU) Program at Lincoln Memorial University has been a significant program at Lincoln Memorial University for more than one hundred years. Throughout its history, the University has provided schools with quality teachers and professional programs that have continually helped improve the teaching profession. The design of the Initial Teacher Licensure Undergraduate Program at Lincoln Memorial University reflects the mission of the University, complies fully with the standards of accreditation as set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the regulations that govern Teacher Education Programs of the State of Tennessee, as well as the standards of NCATE (CAEP). The licensure programs are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education and adhere to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (Council for Accreditation for Educator Preparation) standards.

classGraduates of Lincoln Memorial University’s Initial Teacher Education Undergraduate Program are recognized for their mastery of content, their ability to think critically, communicate effectively, match teaching strategies to learning styles, appreciate the diverse learner, and for their recognition of the unique needs of teaching in a multicultural setting. Our teacher education graduates understand the need to establish a caring, secure learning environment for their students and they understand the importance of keeping abreast of the needs of an ever-changing society.


Undergraduate Initial Teacher Licensure Handbook


The Initial Teacher Licensure Undergraduate Program offers studies that lead to teacher licensure in:

  • K-5 Elementary Education,
  • K-5 Elementary Education with English Language Learners Options,
  • 6-12 Secondary Education (Biology, Business, Chemistry/Physics, English, History & Math)
  • K-12 Education--Visual Art
  • Special Education Comprehensive K-12,
  • Special Education Interventionist K-8, and
  • Special Education Interventionist 6-12