Teacher Education 

The Office of Teacher Education and Student Support Services, in the College of Education, offers an array of services to support students pursuing Teacher Licensure in Tennessee.

Why be a University of Memphis Teacher Candidate?

Being a teacher is the most important job society has to offer: the education of its young people. A teacher experiences life in a way that no other professional can. If you decide to become a teacher, you will touch the lives of hundreds of people, many of whom you will cherish and always remember.

The University of Memphis  Ready2Teach Educator Preparation Program, a nationally accredited and recognized program, is looking at the future of PreK-12 education. We have raised admission and exit standards, redesigned our curriculum to be practitioner oriented, built partnerships so our candidates complete their yearlong Residency in the classrooms of the best teachers and our candidates must demonstrate they can teach by submitting a successful edTPA, a nationally scored teacher performance assessment that is modeled after the National Board of Professional Standards. 

Because our program will make you Ready2Teach on Day 1.          

Questions about joining the College of Education?



Want to inspire Memphis through teaching?

The College of Education River City Partnership is accepting applications at the graduate and undergraduate level. River City Partnership scholars receive scholarships, mentoring, Memphis-focused, equity-driven coursework and so much more. Learn how to join the RCP and inspire Memphis>.