Education


Dr. Sharen Cypress, Dean    Dr. Gene Reeves, Department Chair NCATE Accreditation Logo 
 Dr. Sharen Cypress                     
Dean                   
 Dr. Gene Reeves                    
Department Chair                  
 

Our Mission

The School of Education seeks to prepare its students beyond initial licensure by providing a common core of liberal arts education, an integration of congruent professional courses, guided field experiences, content-specific courses integrating technology, and a moral commitment to the teaching profession with appropriate continuing assessment in a global democracy built on Christian values.

Why Study Here?

In the Department of Education at Freed-Hardeman University, our commitment is to provide quality preparation programs for future educators, in partnerships with public and private schools and other educational agencies. Through our ongoing partnership work, we strive to enhance PreK-12 student academic achievement and the professional education programs in which we are engaged.

The Department of Education has a rich history in preparing teachers for the classroom since 1870. Our faculty members have served in a variety of K-12 settings before coming to work at FHU. Each of our instructors is prepared to work with you to help you reach your full potential.

The Department of Education can help you prepare for a rewarding career in education by offering teaching licensure programs in the areas of Early Childhood Education PreK-3, Elementary Education K-6, Middle Grades 4-8, and in Secondary Education: Art K-12, Theater K-12, Music (vocal general) K-12, Kinesiology K-12, Spanish K-12, History 7-12, Chemistry 7-12, English 7-12, Biology 7-12, Mathematics 7-12, Physics 7-12, Psychology 7-12, Special Education 7-12, Business Education 7-12 and Speech Communication 7-12.

The success of our programs is documented by the fact that the Department of Education has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1981. In addition to NCATE accreditation, all programs in the Department of Education are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education.

As a continuing force, leading teacher preparation across the state of Tennessee and beyond Tennessee’s borders, we are reflective educators seeking to serve. For more information about the Department of Education at Freed-Hardeman University, please contact us at 1-800-348-3481 or 731-989-6074.NCATE logo