Clemmer College

Excellence in Counseling, Education, Leadership, and Sport


The Clemmer College at East Tennessee State University is home to programs of study that focus on improving the quality of life of the region and beyond through teaching and learning, physical and mental health, and leadership, management, and coaching. Our academic programs, K-12 laboratory school, and four research and practice Centers (Community College Leadership, Early Childhood Learning & Development, STEM Education and Sport Science & Coach Education) all provide opportunities for research and professional outreach. Collectively we serve to facilitate the potential of individuals and communities. Clemmer College ExCELS – Excellence in Counseling, Education, Leadership, and Sport.


Welcome to Clemmer College!

For over a century, we have been preparing highly educated teaching professionals from early childhood, elementary through secondary education and across all areas in including special education, physical education, and the next generation of educational leaders. To further realize our mission, our programs in counseling, human services, kinesiology, sport and recreation management, and sport science and coach education, contribute toexpand our focus on on the whole person.

Students of The Clemmer College at East Tennessee State University can pursue 9 undergraduate degrees, 16 minors, 23 graduate degree programs, 14 graduate certificates, as well as doctoralte programs in Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, and Sport Science and Coach Education. The College programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Tennessee Department of Education, Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Education Programs (CACREP), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE). Visit our College Data and Reports page for more information.

The college is named for Claudius G. Clemmer, a former teacher, successful business and civic leader, lifelong benefactor and champion for education. During the Great Depression, with no money to support his one-room schoolhouse in Greene County, Clemmer taught his 30 students without pay so they could continue their studies. Scholarships established by Mr. Clemmer and his wife, Katherine, continue to support new generations of students who will carry the same dedication to service into their own professional careers.


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