Studies in Education

Trevecca’s Bachelor of Arts in studies in education is a program that provides a non-teaching alternative for students who do not complete the university’s student teaching requirement, who do not pass the required testing for admittance into the School of Education or who do not desire to pursue teaching licensure. This program prepares students for roles working with children where a teaching license is not required, such as substitute teaching, childcare centers, summer camps and more. 

Program Benefits

  • Learn from faculty who possess high degrees in their fields, who have relevant and valuable real-world experience and who make an effort to know you personally.
  • Enjoy our small class sizes and supportive campus community.
  • Take advantage of incredible internships and job opportunities available in the exciting Nashville market.


What to Expect

Trevecca’s School of Education undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs are designed to prepare you for a teaching career. However, we know that some students may not complete our student teaching requirement or may not pass the required testing for admittance into the School of Education. The studies in education program provides you with a non-teaching alternative if you fall into one of those categories. 

Additionally, some students may not desire to become a licensed teacher. If you have been admitted into the School of Education and have met all other requirements for graduation but still don’t intend to pursue your teaching license, you’ll need to meet with the Director of Teacher Education to discuss whether the studies in education program is the best path for you.

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca has been recognized nationally and locally for providing our students with the highest level of academic quality and rigor. We offer a holistic education focused on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual health of all the students in our diverse student body. We are committed to educating the next generation to be servant leaders.

As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith intersects with your field of study. This means you can gain degree in a supportive, Christian community with small classroom sizes and engaged faculty members who care about you, your faith and your goals.


Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

Nearly every student at Trevecca receives some form of assistance in paying for college. Learn all about the affordability of a TNU education and options for receiving aid.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of our studies in education program enjoy careers working with children that don’t require teaching licensure. More specifically your degree prepares you for roles such as:

  • Substitute teacher
  • Day care director/instructor (in both public and private settings)
  • Camp director/instructor
  • Summer program director/instructor
  • Tutor