Graduate Studies in Education

The Union College Educational Studies Unit is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and with advanced education licensure programs accredited by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Union's graduate education programs in Tennessee are accredited through the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and the Tennessee Board of Education. 


Master of Arts


Rank I


We also have an Alternative Certification program for students who have a bachelor's degree and wish to earn an initial teaching certificate to begin a career in education.

The organizing program theme of our master's programs in education, "Teacher Leader," embodies Union College's vision and that of the Educational Studies Unit. The department consists of a community of learners committed to promoting life-long learning in their own lives, as well as fostering a spirit of inquiry in the lives of others. We believe that students who complete graduate degrees in education should be well grounded in the liberal arts, with a sure pedagogical talent, a passion for working with students, and a commitment to ongoing study.

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Ms. Carol Clouse
Assistant Professor Educational Studies
Mrs. Paula Grubb
Educational Studies Specialist
Dr. Lori Henderson
Associate Professor: Education
Mrs. Preshus Howard
Director: ESU Candidate/Licensure Services
Dr. Joy Ramsey
Associate Professor Graduate Education
Dr. Jason Reeves
Assistant Professor of Education, Dean for ESU, NCATE Coord.
Mr. Ryan Winders
Instructor of Education