Department of Teacher Education


The Department of Teacher Education has a legacy of excellent teaching, meaningful service and creative research. In addition, Teacher Education makes a significant contribution to the university's mission: To continue to provide the initial and continuing professional education of those who teach and serve as administrators and counselors in K-12 schools, as well as in institutions of higher education.

Welcome to the Department of Teacher Education

The University of Mississippi's Department of Teacher Education cultivates aspiring educators to become impactful forces in shaping young minds. They provide undergraduate and graduate programs across various specializations within the teaching field, potentially encompassing Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education with subject area focuses, and Special Education.

The department boasts a faculty of experts in curriculum development, instructional methodologies, and their respective content areas. To bridge the gap between theory and practice, the program incorporates clinical experiences, likely student teaching placements within local schools. This allows students to gain valuable hands-on experience in real classroom settings. Committed to student success, the department offers various resources such as academic advising, job placement assistance, and access to technology tools specifically used in education. For those passionate about teaching and fostering the next generation, the Ole Miss Department of Teacher Education presents a compelling opportunity.

Why become a teacher ?

a teacher in her classroom

Inspiring Change

Teachers have the power to change lives, instill values, and inspire greatness in their students. The teaching profession is more than just transmitting knowledge; it's about igniting a passion for learning, fostering meaningful connections, and shaping the future.

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Leadership with Empathy

Teachers serve as mentors, role models, and advocates for their students, guiding them on their educational journey and empowering them to reach their full potential. By fostering a supportive and inclusive classroom environment, teachers instill a sense of belonging and confidence in their students, empowering them to become responsible citizens and compassionate leaders in their communities.

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Let Creativity Flow

Teaching is an inherently creative profession that thrives on innovation and imagination. Whether it's incorporating multimedia presentations, interactive simulations, or collaborative projects, teachers have the freedom to unleash their creativity and tailor their teaching methods to suit the unique needs and interests of their students.

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Nurturing the Whole Student

Teaching extends far beyond the academic curriculum; it's about nurturing the whole student and equipping them with the skills they need to succeed in life. From teaching critical thinking and problem-solving skills to promoting social-emotional development and resilience, teachers play a vital role in shaping the holistic growth and development of their students.

View Undergraduate Degrees

The Department of Teacher Education offers 8 Undergraduate Programs. Click through to find which program is the best fit for you!

View Graduate Degrees

The Department of Teacher Education offers 7 Graduate Programs. Click through to find which program is the best fit for you!


Our faculty and staff strive towards achieving success for the Department of Teacher Education.
Tom Brady

Tom Brady

  • Department Chair and Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Alicia Stapp

Alicia Stapp

  • Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education
Melissa Leach

Melissa Leach

  • Operations Coordinator II
Zoe Moore

Zoe Moore

  • Administrative Assistant