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Future Teachers

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is home to more than 3,000 undergraduate students. It offers a broad range of Education majors and minors such as Elementary Education, Special Education, or Math and Science Education.

The David T. Bailey Graduate School of Education consistently receives the highest rankings among Teacher Prep Institutions in our state.  Led by our 4-year model or our 5-year model, our Teacher Education programs prepare educators to flourish in the public education system.  Our faculty and staff are committed to training students to teach with a social justice perspective and high ethical standards through a problem-based approach and close collaborations with current public school educators.  Students in the LLC will have the opportunity to connect with highly skilled faculty and staff who are experts in the field.

The Future Teachers LLC will be located in Hess Hall for 2023-2024.  All LLC locations are subject to change.

The following majors are eligible for the LLC:

  • Child and Family Studies: Early Childhood Education PreK-3
  • Deaf Studies: Deaf Hard of Hearing
  • Deaf Studies: American Sign Language
  • Elementary Education K-5
  • Special Education: Interventionist and Comprehensive

Community Requirements

Eligible students must be admitted to the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. All Future Teacher LLC students are required to enroll in the Education 100s course their first semester. In addition, you will participate in community activities and experiential Learning experiences throughout the year.



Demetria Mells
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Phone: 865-974-8194

Gracie Linsley-Huff
Advisor, Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies