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University of Memphis

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The Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership educates initial and advanced educator licensure candidates for P-12 schools. The Bachelor of Science two-year residency programs immerse initial licensure candidates in local urban, suburban, and rural schools under the mentorship of high-performing local teachers and university clinical instructors who visit weekly. The River City Partnership, a University of Memphis collaboration with Shelby County Schools, specifically prepares initial licensure teacher candidates for urban areas with large minority populations. The Master of Arts in Teaching program offers initial licensure and clinical experiences that can be separate or job-embedded. Master of Arts candidates are mentored by high-performing local teachers. All bachelor and master level initial licensure candidates must score 42 on the Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) for licensure. Advanced licensure program candidates can choose a Certificate Program or a Master of Science Degree. Advanced licensure candidates study innovative methods and research and receive robust mentorship from subject matter experts.

The University of Memphis College of Education engages in partnerships with local education agencies (LEAs) across the local area. Local and regional public, private and charter schools have individual collaborative partnership agreements. These partnerships lead to preparing high quality teachers, providing a direct teacher pipeline, and increasing student achievement. Stakeholders and community members serve on advisory boards, committees, and provide valuable information through surveys or other means. These interactions provide key information to us so programmatic changes can be implemented, revised, or enhanced.

Provider Type

  • Public

Program Levels Offered

  • Baccalaureate

  • Post-Baccalaureate

Endorsement Areas Offered

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Chinese

  • Dance

  • Earth Sciences

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Economics

  • Elementary Education

  • English

  • English as a Second Language

  • French

  • General Music/Instrumental

  • General Music/Vocal

  • Geography

  • German

  • Government

  • History

  • Instructional Leader

  • Latin

  • Library Information Specialist

  • Mathematics

  • Other World Language

  • Physical Education

  • Physics

  • Psychology

  • Reading Specialist

  • Russian

  • School Counselor

  • School Psychologist

  • School Social Worker

  • Sociology

  • Spanish

  • Special Education - Comprehensive

  • Special Education Preschool/Early Childhood

  • Special Education - Speech Language Pathologist

  • Special Education - Speech Language Teacher

  • Special Education Interventionist

  • Visual Arts

Completer Placement Across Tennessee

This map shows where this provider's recent completers are employed. Larger circles indicate more completers employed in that location.

Teachers in 3-Year Cohort: 413

Completers Over Time

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This metric indicates the number of cohort members this provider had in each of the three years included in this report card.

Clinical Practice Type

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This metric reports the breakdown of cohort members based on the type of clinical practice they completed during their program.

Completers In-State

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This metric indicates the percentage of cohort members who report Tennessee as their state of residence.