To develop a passion for learning in a student is to cultivate discoveries, cures, leaders, and masterpieces. To know that by educating one student, you’re educating generations—that’s an investment in something even greater.

The college is not accepting new declarations for the education minor at this point. Those students who had declared previously have been supported to complete their minor. There will be no courses offered in fall 2022. A decision will be made about future courses in late fall 2022.

Why study Education at Sewanee?

The pre-professional education program at Sewanee allows you to conduct research, tutor, and practice teaching at schools in surrounding counties. What Sewanee does differently is to broaden the scope. The coursework ranges from educational psychology and anthropology to children’s literature and special education.

Studying education at Sewanee prepares you to be a thinker and an advocate. Teachers today need to be knowledgeable about the subjects they teach, human learning and development, and culture. Teachers also need to be advocates for student and community development, supplied with materials and methods that will effect positive change.

A Sampling of Courses


Programs of study

Requirements for the Minor in Education.
The minor does not lead to a teaching license, but is excellent preparation for post-baccalaureate and graduate programs.


Betsy A. Sandlin, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of the College

Walsh-Ellett 115, Ext. 1254

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