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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education Minor

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Students interested in becoming elementary school teachers earn a Bachelor of Art or a Bachelor of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences. While completing requirements for the baccalaureate degree, students are encouraged to complete a minor in elementary education.

Maintaining Good Academic Standing in Teacher Education

To maintain good standing in the Teacher Education Program and to qualify for a degree and/or licensure as a teacher, students must perform adequately both in the university classroom and in the school(s). Students must maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, establish and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in their major, and maintain a minimum 2.8 GPA (course grade C or higher required) in professional education courses.

Complete information on the teacher licensure program is available through the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences’ website (https://cehhs.utk.edu/), the college’s Office of Advising and Student Services – Bailey Education Complex, A332, or from teaching area faculty.

Post-Baccalaureate Professional Year (24 graduate hours)

The following courses are taken during the post-baccalaureate professional year. Students must apply to and be admitted by the Office of Graduate and International Admissions prior to registration. Teacher licensure is granted at the successful completion of the professional year; 12 additional hours may be taken to complete the master’s degree. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.

  • ELED 505 - Elementary and Middle School Teaching Methods II
  • TPTE 574 - Analysis of Teaching for Professional Development
  • TPTE 575 - Professional Internship in Teaching
  • TPTE 591 - Clinical Studies



* Meets University General Education Requirement 

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