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Education Program Overview

“I love teaching when I know I can have a positive impact on my students’ lives.” Emma King, Class of 2018.

Teaching is a profession that has a profound impression on future generations with daily challenges and joys. If you have an interest in teaching as a career or have always wanted to be a teacher, you can reach that goal in 4 years at King University.

Education Highlights

  • Over the last three years, more than 85 percent of our graduates have been hired by local school districts
  • Students have the opportunity to get more than 100 practical observation hours in a variety of settings, prior to student teaching
  • All of our instructors have practical experience in a public school setting.

Are you interested in impacting lives and making a lasting difference? If you believe teaching is your calling, please visit King’s Education offices in Kline Hall. We can answer your major related questions and you’ll be able to meet your professors.

The Teacher Education Department offers baccalaureate degrees for initial teacher licensure in elementary education (K-5), secondary education (6-12), K-12 music education (both vocal and instrumental), and K-12 physical education. Adding an ESL (English as a Second Language endorsement to your teaching is possible with additional coursework.

If you hold a baccalaureate degree and desire to become a teacher, then our Master Eduction is a choice for you.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement

In two semesters, earn an additional endorsement online to your teaching license. Endorsement is Tennessee approved and meets the Virginia Standards. For more information about the ESL Endorsement click here.

Student Teaching in the Final Semester

After fulfilling all King University and Tennessee Department of Education requirements, including course work and successful Praxis scores, students will spend the final semester prior to graduation in the field, student teaching and making connections that will lead to positive relationships and possible employment.

School of Education Handbook

To view the latest edition of the School of Education handbook, click here.


  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • History
  • History – Government
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • Exercise Science
  • Music – Vocal
  • Music – Instrumental
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Special Education Interventionist K-8
Education Faculty