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To be a leader among educator preparation programs that “empowers men and women to transform the world” as educators and organizational leaders who champion equity, opportunity, and dignity for all.


The College of Education is a student-centered Christian community that equips and prepares candidates of diverse backgrounds with the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to become exemplary educators and leaders who advocate for children, families, and communities.

What makes us unique?
  • Opportunities to engage with children and educators in school and classroom settings from your very first education course taken as a freshman 
  • Emphasis on advocacy for children, families and communities throughout coursework
  • Nationally recognized and locally respected education faculty members with terminal degrees, many years of experience as classroom teachers, teacher leaders, administrators, and teacher educators  
  • Strong partnerships with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) and the surrounding districts 
  • Individualized approach: support with preparing for state-required teacher licensure examinations and clinical placements
  • Preparation for effectively integrating technology into your planning, instruction, and assessment practices
  • Preparation and practice with designing and delivering engaging, academic standards-aligned lessons
  • Preparation and support for using culturally responsive approaches to instruction and classroom management 
  • A student teaching experience in the final semester of study which includes mentoring and profession support from your mentor teacher, your College of Education faculty, and a clinical teaching supervisor  
  • 100% career placement rate