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 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.
Any concerts I have played, both ensemble and solo, will always be experiences I will remember as I continue towards the end of my degree program at Austin Peay.
I want to encourage others to excel, that come from other countries and believe that learning and the curriculum at Austin Peay is difficult. They can do it and it can be done.
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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To qualify for this scholarship, students must be enrolled full-time and seeking a teaching licensure in Elementary Education K-5. Applicants must also demonstrate a financial need in order to be eligible.Read More
The recipients of the 2022 Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement provided evidence and data trends to achieve accreditation with no stipulations or areas for improvement.Read More
The Biden Administration recently announced an innovative new plan aimed at tackling the national teacher shortage, and a key component of that plan was originally developed at Austin Peay State University.Read More
In 2019, Austin Peay and the school system launched the state’s first education residency program, providing 20 recent high school graduates and 20 CMCSS teacher’s aides with an accelerated path to become full-time teachers in local schools.Read More
The Initiative is a first-of-its-kind collaborative exploration of teacher education practices and research, focused on opportunity gaps in education.Read More