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Become a Teacher

VolsTeach is a program that emphasizes early and on-going field based experiences while students are working to attain a bachelor degree in math or a science.

VolsTeach targets undergraduate math, science, or engineering majors who are interested in expanding their professional skills and exploring a career in secondary teaching. Students can graduate with a degree in math, science, or engineering, as well as obtain licensure as highly qualified teachers in their respective content areas.

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

Sign up for the Step 1/ Step 2 Combo Course  (TPTE 115) today! The Combo Step 1 and Step 2 course offers students the opportunity to enter the program at an accelerated pace.

VolsTeach for Appalachia

VolsTeach for Appalachia (VFA) is an NSF-funded project (Award Id : 1758325) that strengthens the STEM teacher pathway from community college to high-need school districts in Appalachian East Tennessee. The project provides rural scholars unique experiences as they become culturally responsive STEM teachers.

VFA projects offers a limited number of paid internships to community college and high school senior or junior students who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and interested in learning about teaching. Click here for more information about VolsTeach for Appalachia.

VolsTeach for Appalachia Noyce Scholarship

Click here to apply for a VolsTeach for Appalachia Noyce Scholarship! We have a rolling deadline, and we are accepting scholarship applications into Spring 2023, but apply now!