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About Our College

Our vision for the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is to be nationally and internationally recognized for our rich academic programs, highly qualified faculty and staff, and diverse and academically talented student population. The collective vision of our students, faculty, staff, and administration is one that aspires to build on this reputation and to achieve extraordinary results in the areas of learning, research, outreach, diversity, and enrichment of quality of life. We seek to be leaders in teacher education through our innovative programs for the preparation of educators and administrators across the lifespan. We will pursue excellence in the area of health and human sciences to prepare students for a vast array of meaningful and contributing careers. We will focus on research initiatives that support our efforts to enhance the quality of life for our constituents. We will model leadership and integrity as we provide students with the skills they need for careers in an increasingly diverse and technologically enhanced society. We will seek opportunities for ongoing engagement with the global community we serve and with the schools and industries that employ our graduates. Further, we will pursue the resources that are necessary to provide for increased learning, scholarship, and creative activity for both faculty and students.

Our mission is to promote a healthy, educated, and civil society; to encourage life-long learning; and to enhance the quality of life within the diverse, global community by preparing professionals to lead and serve by conducting research and by engaging in service and outreach activities.

As a professional college, we value and are committed to our land grant mission:

  • Excellence in teaching, research, service, and outreach
  • Student advocacy and engagement
  • Ethics, integrity, and professionalism
  • Diversity
  • Good stewardship
  • Communication, shared governance, and openness
  • Collaboration
  • Entrepreneurship

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