Dr. Nikki Votaw
Program Director


Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Teaching introduces students who completed a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education to the fundamentals of teaching in the elementary or secondary school. Even if you didn’t major in education as an undergrad, you can still be an elementary, junior high, or high school teacher!

Students receive instruction in lesson preparation and presentation, classroom management, integration of a biblical worldview and application of biblical knowledge to the teaching profession, the development and implementation of curriculum, and current trends in education. They apply these skills during a long-term student teaching experience under the mentorship of expert teachers. Successful completion of the program leads to licensure from the Tennessee State Board of Education; certification by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI); and a Master of Arts degree from Johnson University.

Students may choose from the following licensure options:

Kindergarten-5th grade
6th-12th grade (Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Geography, Government, History, Mathematics, or Physics)
PreK-12th grade (World Languages: Chinese, Spanish, Greek, or French)
PreK-12th grade English as a Second Language

Templar School of Education


Bachelor's Degrees

Master's Degrees

Ed. S. Degrees