Education Department

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If you are interested in pursuing a career in education...

The Education Department at Motlow College is the place to get started -- with quality educational opportunities available for students seeking careers in areas of instruction and care from infants and toddlers to preschoolers and elementary students. The Education Department offers programs in Early Childhood Education, Special Education (Modified K-12), Secondary Education in Mathematics and a degree program for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Regardless of which program of study you choose, you can be sure that the faculty and staff of the Education Department strive to prepare students for a lifetime of learning and teaching.

2 + 2 Opportunities in K-6 Education

Motlow College has partnered with two area universities to provide 2+2 programs in elementary education. A 2+2 program allows students to complete the Associate of Science in Teaching degree with Motlow College and complete the bachelor's degree in elementary education K-6 with a university on one of Motlow's campuses. This program is offered in partnership with Tennessee Technological University (TTU) Motlow's main Moore County campus or at the McMinnville Center campus and in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) on the Smyrna campus.

  • MTSU
  • Tennessee Tech

Students who complete the Motlow College curriculum and enter either MTSU or TTU should be prepared for a full-time, day-time program of study. These programs are fall-entry only programs so students are encouraged to work closely with their advisors to ensure that all requirements are met. All observations, practicum courses and student teaching assignments are made with local school districts.

Upon becoming university students, university fees and tuition apply and students are taught by university faculty.

Motlow's Education Department can lead you on a path to success, the facts are clear...

In July 2010, the Motlow College Education program was named among the top 50 programs of its kind in the nation. This recognition is a direct result of the dedication of faculty and staff. This dedication combined with conveniently located facilities, flexible class scheduling and affordability makes Motlow the clear choice for any student who wishes to pursue a career in education. Come be a part of a great education program and enjoy life-long learning opportunities and professional achievement.

The Education Department has an outstanding reputation for providing high-quality academic programs. Classes are taught by competent and caring faculty who thrive on the success of their students.

Disclaimer: Academic information provided in this site is for informational purposes only and may not reflect more recent changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to the Motlow College Catalog or contact the Admissions & Records Office for clarification.


The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Early Childhood Education at Motlow State Community College is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, The accreditation term runs from 2015 through 2022.

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