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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On March 26, Dugger successfully defended her dissertation, "The impact of COVID-19 on Risk of Teacher Retention in the United States," making her the first graduate of APSU's Doctor of Education degree program.Read More
The conference, "Revisiting Our Rural Roots: Supporting Students, Preparing Teachers, and Collaborating with Communities to Influence Excellence in Rural Education," will be available through Zoom.Read More
Austin Peay was one of only two Tennessee universities to receive an "A" by the Education Trust of Tennessee for Black Student Access and an "A" for the Latino Student Access.Read More
The first cohort will consist of 20 teacher leaders aspiring to become assistant principals, and the second cohort will have 20 current assistant principals working in marginalized and historically underperforming schools.Read More
The purpose of this plan is to create a system of accountability for the college to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion are a priority moving forward.Read More