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Rural Education Conference Details

We hosted the 4th annual virtual conference, March 19, 2024, focusing on the theme "Innovating the Rural Experience: Growing Student Leaders, Pioneering Teacher Ed Initiatives and Enhancing Community Partnerships." 

This conference is designed to provide valuable information, research and strategies for aspiring and current teachers, school administrators, district leaders, university professors, rural education researchers and community partners. 

Stay tuned for 2025 conference details later this year. 

2024 Conference Schedule and Session Listings


The Center for Rural Education was founded to encourage post-secondary goals for rural Tennessee students, support pre-service teaching candidates from rural areas, enhance the professional opportunities for rural teachers, and contribute to the profession with rural research. The annual conference assists the Center for Rural Education in achieving these goals. This conference intends to foster collaboration and innovation for rural schools nationwide, as we bring together a diverse group of practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and educational leaders. Registrants will have the opportunity to interact with innovative educators and leaders working in rural schools and communities.