Students interested in becoming secondary school teachers (Grades 7-12) in English, social sciences, foreign languages, or English as a Second Language earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences (e.g., English, history, etc.). While completing requirements for the baccalaureate degree, students are encouraged to complete a minor in secondary education.
Students interested in becoming secondary school teachers (Grades 7-12) in mathematics or the sciences participate in the VolsTeach program associated with their academic major.
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 2.7 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 (http://cehhs.utk.edu/), the college’s Office of Student Services – Bailey Education Complex, A332, or from teaching area faculty.