Academics

Curriculum & Majors

Aquinas College offers degree paths and initial licensure paths for aspiring teachers.

Majors

The Elementary Education (K–6) program is based on an Interdisciplinary Studies major that prepares students to teach multiple content areas as is characteristic in elementary education.

The Bachelor of Science in English prepares candidates to teach English at the secondary level. Degree requirements insure that candidates evaluate literature, understand English usage, and learn to convey those skills to their students. Upon fulfillment of standards required by the State of Tennessee, students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Science degree requirements may be recommended for 7–12 licensure.

The Bachelor of Science in History prepares candidates to teach History at the secondary level. A rigorous emphasis on the content area, along with education courses, ensures that candidates master the subject area and achieve the professional competence needed to teach History effectively. Upon fulfillment of standards required by the State of Tennessee, students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Science degree requirements may be recommended for 7–12 licensure.

Education Licensure Tracks

The Education Licensure Track (K-6) offers students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree the coursework needed in preparation to apply for Tennessee K-6 Licensure.

The Education Licensure Track (7-12) English is for those holding a baccalaureate degree. It offers the coursework needed in preparation to apply for Tennessee 7-12 licensure in English. Upon completion of the program and fulfillment of the standards required by the State of Tennessee, candidates may be recommended by the Aquinas College Teacher Education administration and faculty for 7–12 licensure.

The Education Licensure Track (7-12) History is for those holding a baccalaureate degree. It offers the coursework needed in preparation to apply for Tennessee 7-12 licensure in History. Upon completion of the program and fulfillment of the standards required by the State of Tennessee, candidates may be recommended by the Aquinas College Teacher Education administration and faculty for 7–12 licensure.

Office of the School of Education:

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

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Testimonials

“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
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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

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

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