TA Profile

About Tennessee

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A CEEDAR TA Partner since: 2015

Participating Teacher Preparation Programs:

  • Tennessee Department of Education
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Carson-Newman University
  • Johnson University
  • Maryville College
  • Milligan College
  • South College
  • CEEDAR Cross-State Convening 2023

Reform Efforts

Alignment & Communication:

To share a consistent message and ensure alignment of efforts, the TN-CEEDAR Communication Committee is establishing and streamlining communication and collaboration processes among the state education agency (SEA), educator preparation programs (EPPs), and local education agencies (LEAs), including units within and across each agency. The committee has begun developing materials and disseminating information about the TN-CEEDAR project and making plans for sustainability and engaging additional EPPs in the process.

Teacher and Leader Preparation:

The TN-CEEDAR team identified priority areas that will support student access to quality core instruction and intervention on a continuum with special education being the most intensive intervention. The team identified preparation programs as an area that would help Tennessee meet the priority area. Specifically, EPPs will ensure that general and special education teachers, as well as educational leaders, are prepared to support effective literacy instruction and implement both the Response to Intervention (RTI2) and special education frameworks.

In Their Own Words

Interested in learning more about reform efforts in Tennessee? Contact one of our CEEDAR agency representatives.

Institution RepresentedNameEmail
UFErica McCrayedm@coe.ufl.edu
UFJennifer Drake Patrickjdrakepa@gmail.com