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Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education

Continuous Accreditation Since 1954

A Message from the DeanPrentice Chandler

Welcome to the Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education.  I encourage you to explore our website, and I hope it provides you the news, information, and resources you need to discover all that the College of Education has to offer. As you move through the College of Education website, you will find an array of opportunities to prepare teachers for children and youth ranging from pre-school through high school.

Our departments of Teaching and Learning and Educational Specialties offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs that meet state  certification and accreditation requirements. Our various Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs provide multiple avenues for career changers and college graduates in other disciplines to prepare themselves for their particular niche in the teaching profession. Whether you are a prospective or current student, a College of Education alumnus, a professional colleague, or a community member or supporter, we welcome your inquiries and your feedback.

Prentice Chandler 


Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education 

Dr. Erin Lynch-Alexander, a faculty member in the Department of Educational Specialties, spoke about ways to increase and support diversity among faculty during a workshop at the University of Missouri. 

Dr. Philip Short
Dr. Philip Short 



Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education faculty member Dr. Philip Short was named a finalist for the Tennessee Science Teacher's Award. Please join us in congratulating him for this great accomplishment. 

Tracy Bettencourt teaching a special student in a class
Meet Tracy Bettencourt

"At APSU, they have a lot of amazing technology that I can't afford at home, but helps me learn through book scanners or screen readers or other resources that help us learn as well as anyone else. APSU gave me the same opportunity to succeed as any other student, and I would not change the experience there for anything in the world."