School of Education

Please note: Despite the reconfiguration of Aquinas College, the W.I.S.E. conference and operations of the Center for Catholic Education will continue.


The School of Education at Aquinas College is committed to empowering teachers to make a difference for each student they teach. Our entire curriculum is based upon Catholic teaching and recognizes that every student is created in the image of God and is blessed with inherent dignity and eternal worth.

Aquinas College offers undergraduate programs to prepare candidates for education licensure in the State of Tennessee. The areas of specialization are Elementary Education, Secondary Education (English), Secondary Education (History), and Secondary Education (Mathematics). Students in the School of Education gain extensive classroom experience that enhances the level of confidence necessary to begin the practice of teaching. The School of Education also offers three masters degrees.

Graduate studies in the School of Education include a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching and Learning for those already in the teaching field, and two Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) programs, Elementary and Secondary respectively, for those holding bachelor degrees in other fields who would like to pursue teaching.

The Center for Catholic Education

The Center for Catholic Education, in conjunction with the Aquinas College School of Education, serves Catholic elementary and secondary schools by providing spiritual and professional formation opportunities.

Office of the School of Education:

4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 297-7545 ext. 422
Fax: (615) 297-3892

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It has been such a blessing in my life to be enrolled in the Teacher Education, Graduate Studies Program at Aquinas. Nowhere else in the country could I receive such a high caliber education, enriched with the beauty of the Dominican Tradition. It is literally life-changing to goto a school where the Catholic faith is so alive and well, both in and out of the classroom. That school is Aquinas.

- David D.
M.A.T. Student

“Teaching has an extraordinary moral depth and is one of humanity’s excellent and creative activities, for the teacher does not write on inanimate material, but on the very spirits of human beings.”

- The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium

I believe that this semester, I will be in a classroom sixteen times observing a lesson or teaching a lesson. I'm only a junior and I've already been in classrooms before.

- Veronica classroom
School of Education student

The Graduate Program in Education at Aquinas College is an educator’s dream. Tailored to the working teacher, the classes are not only convenient, but meaningful as well. After one semester of Aquinas classes I have a renewed love for education!

- Kesha W.
M.Ed. Student

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