MC education program exceeds expectations in annual report card

MC education program exceeds expectations in annual report card

March 19, 2020

Teachers trained at Maryville College are more likely than teachers from any other Tennessee teacher education program to report that they felt well-prepared for teaching, according to the Tennessee State Board of Education’s 2019 Educator Preparation Report Card.

In the 2019 report card, more than 77 percent of teachers trained at Maryville College reported that they felt “well prepared” for teaching. The results are included in the “Satisfaction” domain of the report card, which reports how well completers feel that their preparation program prepared them for teaching. It includes preparedness from coursework and clinical teaching, as well as overall preparedness.

Maryville College also exceeded expectations in the “Employment” domain, which evaluates a provider's performance in preparing educators to begin and remain teaching in Tennessee public schools, as well as the “Provider Impact” domain, which reports on the effectiveness of a provider's completers in Tennessee public school classrooms.

“The Educator Preparation Program at Maryville College has a long tradition of preparing successful educators,” said Dr. Cynthia Gardner, chair of the Division of Education and associate professor of education at Maryville College. “Grounded in the liberal arts, we strive to prepare teachers who understand the complexities of teaching and strategies to reach all learners. We are pleased to have our program recognized by the Tennessee State Board of Education.”


Maryville College is a nationally-ranked institution of higher learning and one of America’s oldest colleges. For more than 200 years, we’ve educated students to be giving citizens and gifted leaders, to study everything, so that they are prepared for anything — to address any problem, engage with any audience and launch successful careers right away. Located in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Knoxville, Maryville College offers nearly 1,200  students from around the world both the beauty of a rural setting and the advantages of an urban center, as well as more than 60 majors, seven pre-professional programs and career preparation from their first day on campus to their last. Today, our 10,000 alumni are living life strong of mind and brave of heart and are prepared, in the words of our Presbyterian founder, to “do good on the largest possible scale.”