Why Study Education at MC?

Maryville College has a long and proud tradition of preparing teachers who demonstrate and promote excellence in teaching and learning. If you are considering a professional career in teaching, we offer 14 areas of licensure. Our program prepares new teachers for the demands of the 21st-century classroom through extensive field-based experiences, essential coursework in the teaching area supported by professional education courses, and project-based learning designed in partnership with local school administrators and teachers.


Teaching Grades K-5

The Child Development and Learning with Teacher Licensure option prepares students for the demands of teaching in the elementary grades (Kindergarten-5th). Students completing this program of study develop expertise and understanding of developmental theories, problem solving utilizing the scientific method, and other essential understandings (behavioral, psychological, socio-cultural…) related to teaching and learning. The professional education component of this program focuses on those skills and competencies critical to the success of a new teacher (lesson design, classroom management, assessment, teaching pedagogy…).

Teaching Grades 6-12

We offer several areas of licensure for those interested in teaching at the high school level. Each program prepares students for the demands of teaching a specific content area. Students completing a program of study for teaching in the secondary grades 6-12 develop expertise and understanding of a specific content area. The professional education component of this program focuses on those skills and competencies critical to the success of a new teacher (lesson design, classroom management, assessment, teaching pedagogy…).

Meet a current student

Kaitlyn Carringer ’19
Hometown: Robbinsville, NC

Kaitlyn has immersed herself in the Maryville College experience. She is a member of the cross country team, an officer of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, secretary of the Education Honors Society and president of the History Honors Society. “The main reason I chose Maryville College was because I felt like God had a plan for me there, and it was the perfect fit. I also chose to enroll at MC because I loved the campus, the history of the College and the location being close to home and the Smoky Mountains,” she said. “After I earn my degree at Maryville College, I plan to become a middle or high school history teacher and a cross country/track coach.”


Do you want to teach in grades P-12/K-12?

We offer several areas of licensure for those interested in teaching special topics designed for all grade levels. Each program prepares students for the demands of teaching a specific content area. Students completing a program of study for teaching in the grades P-12/K-12 develop expertise and understanding of a specific content area. The professional education component of this program focuses on those skills and competencies critical to the success of a new teacher (lesson design, classroom management, assessment, teaching pedagogy…)

External Relationships

Alcoa City Schools
Blount County Schools
Clayton-Bradley STEM Academy
Maryville City Schools