Department of Teacher Education


The Department of Teacher Education seeks to prepare professional educators to serve students and lead school.


The Department of Teacher Education believes that it has an obligation to God to equip prospective educators with a Biblical view of the child, a working knowledge of instructional strategies, and a sense of what is required of a professional educator. Prospective teachers should receive a broad base of general knowledge, a professional knowledge of teaching, and a thorough foundation in the Truth of God’s Word. Prospective teachers should have knowledge of varied methods for gaining truth and should be able to evaluate knowledge in the light of the Bible.

It is the purpose of the Department of Teacher Education to prepare competent Christian educators to minister in schools around the world. Believing that God may choose to use individuals as teachers in either Christian or public schools, Tennessee Temple University prepares its education graduates with a broad base of Biblical knowledge emphasizing moral beliefs and teaching competencies from which they may operate as professional educators.


Program Objectives

1.      The student will apply educational philosophies, instructional and assessment strategies, and classroom management techniques that reflect current trends in the discipline.

2.      The student will conceptualize, plan, and produce effective instructional units, including daily lesson plans, based upon a given school curriculum.

3.      The student will adapt instructional methods and materials to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

4.      The student will integrate Biblical principles into educational philosophies, instructional strategies, and classroom management techniques.


Education Concentrations

The teacher education program at Tennessee Temple is a professional course of study designed to complement students' major studies in content fields of their choosing.

The academic fields in which teacher education students may major are the following:

Teacher Certification

The Teacher Education Program prepares its graduates to teach in Christian schools around the world. Its graduates receive immediate certification from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).  Teacher Education students are strongly encouraged to pursue a state teaching license.  Contact the Department of Teacher Education to discuss options for obtaining a Tennessee teaching license.


Tennessee Temple University is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [PO Box 328, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: 434.525.9539; email:] having been awarded Reaffirmed status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on November 28-29, 2005; this status is effective for a period of ten years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Graduate Studies in Education

If you would like more information about our Graduate Studies in Education program, please visit the Graduate Studies webpage.


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