Dr. Sharen Cypress
Dean, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Amy Downey
Chair, Department of Education
The Department 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.
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-5, Middle Grades 6-8, Special Education, and in Secondary Education: Art K-12, Theatre K-12, Music (vocal general) K-12, Kinesiology K-12, Spanish PreK-12, History 6-12, Chemistry 6-12, English 6-12, Biology 6-12, Mathematics 6-12, Mathematics 6-10, Psychology 9-12, Business Education 6-12, and Speech Communication 6-12.
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 and was granted accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in May 2020 . In addition to CAEP accreditation, all programs in the Department of Education are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education. During the joint accreditation review conducted by CAEP and the Tennessee State Board of Education during November 2019, the visiting teams reviewed and accredited all programs leading to licensure, including all initial licensure programs available at the undergraduate and graduate levels (Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Grades, Special Education, and Secondary Education) and all advanced licensure programs available at the graduate level (Administration/Supervision and School Counseling).
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.
158 East Main Street
Henderson, TN 38340
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5565 Shelby Oaks Drive
Memphis, TN 38134
855 Highway 46 South
Dickson, TN 37055
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