Why Education at Southern?
Graduates of Southern Adventist University Education are professionals ready to start a rewarding teaching career.
Teacher education programs prepare students for careers in diverse areas of instruction with tools to create an innovative learning environment. Our graduates are in high demand in both public and private institutions.
Southern students consistently score above state and national averages on the Praxis II exams.
The teacher education program emphasizes both the art and the science of teaching. Faculty are intentional in providing preparation that enables students to meet the rigorous demands of early entry into the profession.
Graduates consistently cite the relationships they develop with their education professors and the mentoring they receive as being strengths of the program.
The School of Education and Psychology is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation for educator preparation and approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education for secondary and elementary teachers. The program is endorsed by the Adventist NAD Office of Education.
With a growing public and private school teacher shortage, the future holds more job openings than there are graduates at all education levels. In greatest demand are elementary teachers of math, science, and reading and secondary teachers of math, physics, chemistry, computer science, and English.
EXPLORE MAJORS AND MINORS
Beyond the Classroom
Academic programs are complemented with practical learning experiences in the community and beyond.
Our Christian Focus
Why Be a Teacher
Students share about their experiences in the Education Program at Southern, and about the difference Education professors make in the lives of their students.
Jeff Richardson describes how the education program at Southern prepared him for a fulfilling career as a teacher, and how professors are still willing to answer questions and help with things even now after he's graduated.
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