Welcome to the new Department of Teaching and Learning!

 

  • Department of Teaching and Learning - Fall 2014 TLRN Faculty
    Department of Teaching and Learning - Fall 2014
  • Latino students interested in ECED meet faculty and staff during Latino Day on campus. Latino Day
    Latino students interested in ECED meet faculty and staff during Latino Day on campus.
  • Leadership Minor students meet with Dave McAuley Leadership - Dave McAuley
    Leadership Minor students meet with Dave McAuley
  • A Kennedy Elementary student meets with Dr. Cindy Chambers as part of the Learning with Lazarus program Learning with Laz
    A Kennedy Elementary student meets with Dr. Cindy Chambers as part of the Learning with Lazarus program
  • Young children participate in an exploration of old-time and bluegrass music under the leadership of Dr. Jane Broderick. Bluegrass Music
    Young children participate in an exploration of old-time and bluegrass music under the leadership of Dr. Jane Broderick.
  • EDFN 2300 students participate with Coalition for Kids Coalition for Kids
    EDFN 2300 students participate with Coalition for Kids
  • SPED Candidates facilitating book clubs for individuals with disabilities Next Chapter Book Club
    SPED Candidates facilitating book clubs for individuals with disabilities
  • ECED students and families participate in the annual Family Fun Day at ETSU Family Fun Day 2012
    ECED students and families participate in the annual Family Fun Day at ETSU
  • Leadership Studies class doing an interactive training game called the Order of the Rug. Order of the Rug
    Leadership Studies class doing an interactive training game called the Order of the Rug.
  • Under the direction of Dr. Arnold Nyrambi, SPED students participate in an Afro-Caribbean Drum Circle Afro-Caribbean Drum Circle
    Under the direction of Dr. Arnold Nyrambi, SPED students participate in an Afro-Caribbean Drum Circle
  • Under the direction of ECED professors, faculty and students participate in semi-annual book club meetings Faculty/Student Book Club
    Under the direction of ECED professors, faculty and students participate in semi-annual book club meetings
  • Dr. Deb Harley, Sean Covey, and Nikki Morris at the Leader in Me Seminar Leader in Me Seminar
    Dr. Deb Harley, Sean Covey, and Nikki Morris at the Leader in Me Seminar
  • SPED candidate supporting POP Arts cast member POP Arts
    SPED candidate supporting POP Arts cast member
  • ECED candidates participate in a creativity exercise ECED Creativity Class
    ECED candidates participate in a creativity exercise
  • Shane Raney, Leadership Minor, at the spring Open House Minor in Leadership Studies
    Shane Raney, Leadership Minor, at the spring Open House
  • SPED candidates Spread the Word to end the use of the R-word R-Word Campaign
    SPED candidates Spread the Word to end the use of the R-word
  • ECED candidates donate books to ETSU Peds ETSU Peds Book Donation
    ECED candidates donate books to ETSU Peds
  • Community grant writers from the Grant Writers Panel Discussion created for  the Nonprofit Management class Grant Writers Panel Discussion
    Community grant writers from the Grant Writers Panel Discussion created for the Nonprofit Management class
  • SPED undergraduate and graduate students presenting at the Council for Exceptional Children's Convention with faculty Council for Exceptional Children Convention
    SPED undergraduate and graduate students presenting at the Council for Exceptional Children's Convention with faculty

On August 15, 2012, the Department of Human Development and Learning was reorganized into two separate departments: The Department of Teaching and Learning , and the Department of Counseling and Human Services. The new Department of Teaching and Learning includes undergraduate and graduate programs in early childhood education and development, the education foundations program at both the graduate and undergraduate level, and the undergraduate and graduate special education programs, as well as the undergraduate leadership studies minor. 

 


The Department of Teaching and Learning offers programs that focus on the application of developmental learning and other psychological principles in a wide variety of settings including home, school, workplace, and community. Teaching programs leading to licensure are offered. Courses in teacher education and the behavioral sciences are provided both for majors and students in other academic areas.

The Department is comprised of three programs: offering the following options within each program:

Early Childhood

  • PhD in Early Childhood Education
  • MA Early Childhood Education (with concentration in Initial Licensure PreK-3, Master Teacher, or Researcher)
  • Bachelor of Science degree: Early Childhood Development (PreK-3 Licensure and Non-licensure degrees)
  • Early Childhood Education Emergent Inquiry Program (online master's certificate program for individuals who have a bachelor or master's degree in Early Childhood or a related field (e.g.,  Psychology, Special Education, Elementary Education, etc.)
  • Early Childhood Online Masters Program
  • Minor in Early Childhood

Educational Foundations

  • Interdisciplinary Minor in Leadership Studies
  • Education Foundations courses are provided to support programs in the College of Education consistent with the college's core requirements regarding knowledge, skills, and values deemed to be essential requisites for all of the college's graduates.

Special Education

  • MEd in Special Education (Initial Licensure in Modified, Comprehensive, or Early Childhood Special Education, and Non-licensure Advanced Practitioner)
  • Bachelor of Science with Initial Licensure in Modified or Comprehensive Special Education
  • Minor in Special Education

The Department also offers individuals holding professional teaching certification an opportunity to add-on an endorsement in Early Childhood (PreK-3) and Special Education.


OUR MISSION

The Mission of the Department of Teaching and Learning is to engage in research, apply scientifically-based knowledge to enhance the development and learning of diverse peoples across the lifespan, and create models of service in the communities we serve.


OUR VISION

We value high standards for teaching, learning, and inquiry through providing a well-rounded education for the professions of teaching and learning in an effort to enhance quality education in our region and beyond. 

 

TLRN PROFESSOR WINS UNIVERSITY AWARD! 


Congratulations to Dr. Alison Barton, winner of the 2014 ETSU Distinguished Faculty Award in Teaching
Click here for more information   
 

LEADERSHIP IS HERE!

Check out our new Interdisciplinary Minor in Leadership Studies (LEAD) by clicking here for more information.

Laz Click on the picture to read an exciting article about Dr. Cindy Chambers & Learning with Laz