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Distance Ed PreK-K Licensure Program

The undergraduate early childhood education PreK-K Program in the Department of Child and Family Studies is designed to prepare students to obtain the Tennessee Early Development and Learning PK-K teacher license in order to teach children with and without disabilities, birth through age five. The PreK–K courses emphasize studying child development in context and developing fundamental instructional strategies within authentic field experiences.

More about the program:

  • Our program is built on flexibility for individualized learning needs, including pathways for:
    • Students with two-year degrees
    • Students with four-year degrees
    • TN teachers with certification in another grade span or specialty area
  • Currently enrolling online students with a minimum of an associates degrees and/or 60 transferrable credits
  • Courses offered continuously across fall, spring, and summer semesters
  • Take courses part-time or full-time, based on your own needs and interests


For more information, contact:

Program Coordinator, Melody Hobbs: | 865.235.1616

Admin. Program Specialist, Rachel Heston: / 865-974-6382