School of Education and Psychology

Counseling   Education

Outdoor Education   Psychology

Our Philosophy

The School of Education and Psychology subscribes to the philosophy that human beings were created in the image of God and received unlimited potential for multifaceted development. It is the purpose of Christian education to bring individuals back to the wholeness in which they were created, through a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Consequently, the work of education is also the work of redemption and involves the development of the whole person—spiritual, mental, emotional, social, and physical aspects.

Our Mission

The mission of the School of Education and Psychology at Southern Adventist University is to prepare effective Christian professionals who demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of truth, wholeness, and a life of service in a diverse society.

Our Approval

Through the performance of its graduates, the School of Education and Psychology has established a reputation for excellence. The Teacher Education Program is approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education for the preparation of elementary, middle, and secondary teachers and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities, Inc. The Master of Science degree in School Counseling is also approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education. The School of Education and Psychology is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Tennessee Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education, and other professional organizations.

ACCREDITATION: CALL FOR FEEDBACK

Southern Adventist University's School of Education and Psychology is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in February, 2017. The university invites interested parties to submit third-party comments for review by the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered and should specify the party's relationship to the institution (graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of the graduate, etc.).

Interested persons are invited to submit written testimony to

Site Visitors
CAEP
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Or by email to callforcomments@caepnet.org

 

 

 


Contact the School of Education and Psychology

  Asti Conibear
  423.236.2415
  edpsych@southern.edu