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After gaining admission into the Teacher Education program, students will be able
to select a path that may include a career in elementary, or high school teaching,
as well as music and physical education.
Are you interested in impacting lives and making a lasting difference? If you believe
teaching is your calling, please visit King's Education offices in Kline Hall. We
can answer your major related questions and you'll be able to meet your professors.
The Teacher Education Department offers baccalaureate degrees for initial teacher
licensure in elementary education (K-5), secondary education (6-12), K-12 music education
(both vocal and instrumental), and K-12 physical education.
New for Spring of 2018 is the English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement. In two semesters, earn an
additional endorsement online to your teaching license. Endorsment is Tennessee approved
and meets the Virginia Standards. For more information about the ESL Endorsement click here.
After fulfilling all King University and department of education requirements, including
course work and successful Praxis scores, students will spend the final semester prior
to graduation in the field, student teaching and making connections that will lead
to positive relationships and possible employment.
A specially designed "2+2" Elementary Education major with K-5 licensure is available
on both the Bristol and Knoxville campuses. Students who hold the Associate degree
in teaching, or closely related AA degree, should consider this program. King's program
is compatible with both Virginia and Tennessee community college teacher education
The Elementary Education major includes concentrations in Math, Science, Social Studies,
and English Language Arts. K-5 licensure courses will offer knowledge and practice
in lesson planning, literacy, formative and summative assessment, English as a Second
Language, teaching methods, and more.
The Elementary Education program is designed with the busy learner in mind. In the
program you will:
To view all required courses for K-5 Licensure click here.
To view all required courses for 6-12 Licensure click here.
To view all required courses for a BA or BS in Education with an Endorsement click here.
To view all required courses for a Minor in Education click here.
For Education course descriptions click here.
The Education program requires a laptop with Microsoft Office 2010 or later, and wireless
and webcam capability.
For information about accreditation click here.
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