Welcome to the Teaching & Learning Department

"Learning from the past, looking to the future."

Dr. Kisha Bryan Greetings! It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Teaching & Learning Department in the College of Education. Whether you are a curious high school student imagining a possible future, a seasoned educator seeking professional learning and advanced qualifications, or a community member seeking to change or advance your career, the Department of Teaching & Learning has much to offer you, including a warm welcome and a supportive, collaborative environment in which to explore and grow.

Our  mission  is to cultivate teacher leaders who exhibit professional competencies and dispositions to establish learning environments that foster social equity, 21st century innovation, and sound educational practices. Our department has proud history of preparing quality teachers, researchers, and leaders who serve P-12 students and in higher education institutions in Tennessee and beyond.

As the top HBCU producer of teachers, Tennessee State University offers an array of undergraduate and graduate programs and is ranked one Tennessee’s largest preparers of educators providing bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. We proudly offer a  breadth of choice , online and face to face classes, and the affordable quality programming only possible from a public, research institution. We are proud that our nationally accredited programming is designed and run by highly qualified research and teaching faculty.

Again, welcome to TSU and the Department of Teaching & Learning!

Dr. Kisha C. Bryan, interim Department Chair

The Department of Teaching and Learning provides professional education for teachers with offerings at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels.

The undergraduate licensure programs offered by the department include majors in:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education (in partnership with College of Liberal Arts)

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Our Masters of Education (M.Ed.) programs offered by the department include majors in:

  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education
    • K-5 Teacher Licensure
  • M.Ed. in Interventionist K-8
    • K-8 Interventionist (Initial Licensure)
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum Instruction with six (6) concentrations in:
    • Curriculum Planning (licensed teachers only)
    • Educational Technology,
    • Literacy (for reading specialist endorsement - licensed teachers only),
    • Music
    • Secondary School Instruction (K-12 and single-subject (7-12) areas), and
    • Teaching English Language Learners (ESL endorsement)

and one (1) professional certificate in:

  • Educational Technology,

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The doctoral program offered by the Department of Teaching and Learning include one concentration with an emphasis on:

  • Foundations & Curriculum

These programs are designed for the in-service educator and the prospective planner and programmer of a curriculum.
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Teaching and Learning Department Overview

The Department of Teaching & Learning is housed on the park-like, 450-acre Main Campus of Tennessee State University on the second (2nd) floor of Clay Hall. The Department, located within the College of Education, shares additional research and computer laboratory space with other departments in a number of other buildings on campus. Library facilities are close to Clay Hall, as are the bookstore and other resources

With expanding opportunities for online, hybrid, weekend, and evening courses housed within Nashville's only public university, TSU's Department of Psychology is the convenient, affordable, and flexible choice for working students and professionals seeking educational advancement in education and related fields.

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Teacher preparation programs for undergraduate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and related professionals are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
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