Pre-Teacher Education

Program Overview

Why Study Pre-Teacher Education at TFC?

The Teacher Education department equips future servant leaders with knowledge of the diverse learners and content they will teach, skills in planning instruction, assessing, and managing, as well as character reflecting appropriate interaction with the school community, life-long learning, and a calling as a Christian servant leader with a Biblical worldview for kingdom service.

The Online Pre-Teacher Education Plan allows students to complete their core requirements online before entering into the residential Teacher Education program.

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  • Pre-Elementary Education
  • Pre-Middle Grades Education
  • Pre-Secondary: English
  • History or Science
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Teacher Education

“TFC has an amazing reputation in our community; these teachers are known for their quality, and that comes from the base that we provide at TFC with the curriculum and the support that we give our students.”

Dr. Lisa Glover
Chair, Teacher Education Department

Degree Layout

Pre-Teacher Education Courses

The Online Pre-Education Plan offers students the opportunity to complete several General Education and concentration courses before transitioning to one of our residential Teacher Education programs. The Online Pre-Education Plan does not result in a degree; it is specifically designed for students who intend to transition into a residential program.

Featured Courses:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Exploring Diversity in Education
  • Foundations & Trends in Education
  • Teacher Education Orientation
Hannah O'Connor


I am so thankful for the Teacher Education program at Toccoa Falls College and the specific ways the program prepared me to become an educator. I had the opportunity to participate in field experiences in various school systems and grades throughout my time in the program, so that by the time I graduated I felt I had gained important skills that would help me succeed in the educational field. In the Elementary Education program I loved that we had small classes and cohorts. We were able to support each other and learn in a way that is completely unique to TFC. My advisor, mentor teacher, and Elementary Education cohort worked closely with me and were instrumental influences that allowed me to pursue my passion for education. I currently teach fourth grade and absolutely love what I do. I am grateful to say Toccoa Falls College and the opportunities I engaged in during my time at TFC helped me become the teacher I am today.
Hannah O’Connor, Class of 2019
Career Options

What can you do with a Pre-Teacher Education plan of study?

When you complete a pre-teacher education plan of study, you will have the opportunity to be admitted to the residential teacher education program at TFC. You will find that there are many career opportunities available to teacher education graduates. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of jobs:

Elementary, Middle, or High School Teacher

Naturally, many education graduates go on to teach elementary, middle or high schools depending on their specialty. Students will be prepared to teach at public, private or international schools.

School Administration/Coach

While further education may be required, some education students aspire to become a school administrator, seeking roles as a principal or headmaster. Many students that pursue education degrees have an interest in becoming a coach. Gaining certification as a teacher will provide graduates many opportunities for coaching.

Private Tutor

As education graduates, students will be prepared to enter the growing field of private tutoring. A tutor can help student learn and understand new concepts.

Camp/Missions Educator

With a degree in education, graduates may seek careers in camp or mission ministry. As a camp director or overseas educator, students will be prepared to lead, provide vision, and offer an education for students that is centered on Christ. Along with a TESOL minor, education graduates will have specific preparations for teaching English abroad.

Meet the Professors

Teacher Education

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Megan Beckett Administrative Assistant for Teacher Education & Business Administration