Austin Peay's education programs will give you the tools you need to be a world-class educator.
Our departments of Teaching and Learning and Educational Specialties offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs that will give you the training you need to be successful in our classroom and in yours. Our various Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs provide multiple avenues for career changers and college graduates in other disciplines to prepare themselves to become teachers. The Doctorate of Educational Leadership will prepare you for a variety of positions from state and district leadership roles to educational research and higher education careers.
The Department of Educational Specialties offers advanced degree programs in both licensure and non-licensure areas. The mission of the department of Educational Specialties is to prepare and support educational professionals in their development as effective practitioners.
The Department of Teaching and Learning offers degrees in initial licensure programs.
As you pursue your potential career as a professional educator, please explore what
the Department of Teaching and Learning has to offer in support of your career goal.
It’s been a great program. A lot of really practical course work, things I’ve been able to implement over the last three years.
The professors and students in this department are some of the most inclusive, progressive and kind people I’ve ever met.
Everything about my story is tied to music: it’s my passion, it’s my love, it’s going to be my job — It’s everything to me.
Without Austin Peay's programs, I wouldn't have found my passion for teaching children, or seen the joy a child experiences when they learn how to sing or play an instrument.
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Austin Peay State University students are working side-by-side with Eriksson College of Education faculty members to produce original, scholarly research through four Collaborative Research Labs, which have produced multiple presentations and publications.Read More
Austin Peay State University celebrated bell hooks, renowned author and human rights icon, with a heartfelt symposium. Speakers shared personal accounts of hooks' life, shedding light on her influential philosophies on love and justice.Read More
The three-day event will honor author, educator and activist Gloria Jean Watkins - better known by her pen name bell hooks - through remarks from her family and friends, presentations from students she influenced and a faculty panel discussion on her lasting impact.Read More
Dr. Emmabeth Vaughn of the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy and Dr. Bobette Bouton of the Department of Teaching and Learning aim to create an empathy scale using engineering-specific scenarios to help students and professionals in the engineering field track their empathy progression.Read More
More than 165 teacher residents are enrolled in the accelerated, three-year program. This fall, a new cohort of teacher residents begins working in five Tennessee counties: Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Montgomery and Robertson.Read More