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Bachelor of Arts

Art Education

Art Education is for individuals who decide to pursue art and teaching as a career. Art educators teach art in the public and private schools, museums, after school and summer programs and more. Students wishing to go into an area of art—painting, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, media arts, graphic design, photography— may complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Art in Studio Art, with a second major in Art Education and certification to teach. Certified art educators are licensed Kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12).

Bachelor of Science Programs

Special Education

Special Education is the field in which professionals work to provide education for children with disabilities. Sometimes the difficulty is in an academic area. Sometimes the disabilities are severe physical, mental, and emotional ones. Special education teachers help students struggling in school to become as independent as possible. The Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education offers three concentrations in Special Education.

Undergraduate Teaching Minors

Students who are earning a baccalaureate degree in the College of Arts and Sciences and who are also seeking teacher licensure in elementary education, English education, foreign language education, mathematics education, music education, science education, or social science education are urged to earn a minor in either elementary or secondary education. Students who do not earn a minor as part of their undergraduate studies will be required to complete the equivalent of a minor as a prerequisite to entering the fifth year of professional study. Students should note that courses taken to satisfy the minor will not fulfill teacher licensure requirements.


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Contact the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education

A204 Jane and David Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, Tennessee

Phone: 865-974-6228
Fax: 865-974-6302