The MTSU College of Education prepares teacher candidates to become successfully employed, remain in the education profession, and impact student learning regardless of where they teach. As the provider of more than 1000 teachers over the past three years, MTSU teacher candidates are enrolled in specialized programs focusing on more than 45 endorsement areas. These programs prepare classroom teachers, school counselors, school leaders/administrators, and other school professionals to address the learning needs student-by-student and skill-by-skill here in the United States and in schools around the world, across all grade levels and developmental stages. With classroom experiences that address the needs of each student from a full range of diverse populations in rural, suburban and urban public and private PreK-12 schools, teacher candidates are afforded multiple opportunities that enhance their employability. This is culminated at the final Residency II seminar where MTSU has consistently hosted more than 40 school districts and agency employers from multiple states who actively seek to recruit our students to teach in their schools and organizations. In addition, MTSU offers a myriad of graduate programs, certificates, add-on endorsements, and job-embedded pathways. Beyond the borders of the United States, as a founding member of the Consortium of Overseas Student Teaching, MTSU students have experienced student teaching in countries around the world. Our teacher candidates have student taught in Ireland, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Mexico, South Africa, Australia, and Greece to name a few. MTSU College of Education is a comprehensive program that focuses on preparing and supporting teacher candidates from pre-Admission to Teacher Education, through teacher preparation coursework and clinical experiences, and induction into early-career employment. While the vast majority of our graduates decide to live and work in schools throughout Tennessee, they can be found across the United States and beyond.
Rate of First-Year Employment in Tennessee Public Schools
This measure reports the rate at which members of the three-year cohort were employed in Tennessee public schools within one year of receiving their initial license.