The philosophy and mission of the Teacher Academy Program is further refined from the University, College and Departmental philosophies and missions.
Philosophy: Teacher candidates in the Master of Arts in Teaching program will be prepared to have a constructive, lasting impact on student performance from the first time they enter the classroom and will be poised to provide positive educational outcomes for students, schools, and communities in ETSU's local service area and the state.
Mission: The Masters of Arts in Teacher Education (MAT) program offers the best in teacher education including competency-based assessment, close partnerships with public schools due to school-based residency, problem-based learning, and integration of content coursework and professional development. In addition, the MAT program prepares teacher candidates to function successfully in an increasingly diverse society. The quality of learning, research, scholarship, and creative activities are enhanced by an environment of inclusion which appreciates the full range of human experience both inside and outside the classroom.