Aquinas College — a Catholic college in Nashville, Tennessee

FORMED TO TEACH. SENT TO WITNESS.

We provide a strong formation for future teachers and support for the ongoing formation of both novice and veteran teachers and catechists.



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We appreciate the great gift that Catholic schools are to our families, our communities, and the world. Yet great challenges exist for the future of Catholic education. Your gift to Aquinas College will have a ripple effect – every teacher who is strengthened in his or her ability to better teach, preach, and witness to the Gospel can in turn affect tens, hundreds, even thousands of students.

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We currently offer undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and History, undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees in teacher education for elementary and secondary education, and graduate degrees leading to initial licensure in either elementary education or secondary education. More information on each program can be found under the Academics link on the website. We also regularly enroll adult learners in courses for audit or personal enrichment purposes.

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We offer individual theology and philosophy classes each semester, which are open for enrollment. We do not currently offer the opportunity to complete degrees in Theology or Philosophy.

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No. Through the years, Aquinas has sought to be responsive to the needs of the Church and the local community, as manifested in the various programs of study that have been offered. Currently, Aquinas College recognizes the Church’s urgent need for well-formed educators and has responded by intensifying its focus on the mission upon which it was founded: the preparation of Catholic teachers. We offer our students a holistic, human formation in the liberal arts as well as professional formation to prepare them to serve as Catholic educators.

No. The majority of our students are Dominican Sisters studying for their degrees, but the sisters are also joined by lay students who share in our mission. Aquinas College accepts interested and qualified students to its degree and certification programs, recognizing the appeal and relevance of this Dominican formation and professional preparation for the field of education. Aquinas College admits qualified students of any race, color, ethnicity, or national origin who desire to be part of the faith-based mission of the College to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College. It does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, or national origin in administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs.

No, we do not offer on-campus residential life. We have a strong sense of community among faculty and students who participate in our regularly scheduled events, lectures, Masses, and Confession opportunities.

The Corpus Christi Adoration Chapel, next door to Aquinas College, is the only chapel in Nashville exclusively dedicated to Eucharistic Adoration. The chapel is operated by The Dominican Campus. It is located behind the White House on the traffic circle adjacent to the Aquinas College main building. For information about logistics, security, and accessibility, please contact The Dominican Campus at (615) 383-3230.

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Aquinas College welcomes all students regardless of race, color, ethnicity, or national origin who desire to be part of the faith-based mission of the College to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College. It does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, or national origin in administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs.

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