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Current Students

Welcome current students!


As you journey through the VolsTeach program, make frequent stops on this page for the latest information about VolsTeach courses, upcoming events, scholarships, internships, job opportunities, and more.


VolunTeachers is the student organization for VolsTeach at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Open to all VolsTeach students.

Volunteachers Officers for the 2015-2016 academic year
(all meetings are Tuesdays 3:30-4:30)

Last meeting Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater and you could win a prize! Also bring a $5 gift to participate in dirty santa!

Brent L. and Rachel W. Trentham Endowed Scholarship

The UTK VolsTeach Program seeks to identify outstanding future teachers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines who are participating in the VolsTeach Program for receipt of the Brent L. and Rachel W. Trentham Endowed Scholarship. Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to apply in subsequent years.

Application due date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

These are our previous scholarship recipients:

Trentham Scholar Molly
Molly Schaffer
Trentham Scholar. Corie

Corie Janeway

Salonga with Trentham

Kirsten Salonga


Stringer, Thompson, Taylor, Richardson, Cox Endowed Scholarship

Jerica Stryker Scholar

Jerica Jackson is the recipient for the 2015-2016 academic year.












Noyce Scholarship Recipients


Kirsten Salonga and Keaton Stamps recipients for the 2015-2016.










VolsTeach provides:

  • Hands on teaching experience in your first semester of the program
  • Small-size classes with personalized attention from professors
  • Exclusive internship and scholarship opportunities during summer, fall, and spring terms
  • Access to a dedicated student workroom, resource library, and commons group area
  • Academic coaches who provide guidance to help keep students on track

RM bug group

The Tennessee Department of Education endorses the VolsTeach program to prepare highly qualified teachers to meet state and federal guidelines.

Teacher Education Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative 2.7 GPA, major 2.5 GPA
  • Passing a hearing and speech screening
  • Successful completion of a background check
  • Minimum ACT 22 or R-SAT 1020 score or complete Praxis/CORE exam
  • Minimum of 45 credit hours
  • Math Majors: Math 141,142, and 6 credit hours of 200-level math
  • Science Majors: 8 credit hours of lab natural science
  • Students must maintain these standards once admitted.

These requirements must be completed before Project-Based Instruction.

VolsTeach Teacher Education Program

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.