Excellence in Counseling, Education, Leadership, and Sports
The Clemmer College at East Tennessee State University is home to programs of study
that focus on improving the lives of individuals through teaching and learning, physical
and mental health, and leadership. Six full academic departments, a K-12 laboratory
school, and four Centers of Excellence (Community College Leadership, Early Childhood
Learning & Development, Mathematics & Science Education and Sport Science & Coach
Education) all provide opportunities for research and professional outreach.
Welcome to Clemmer College!
Students of The Clemmer College at East Tennessee State University can pursue ten
undergraduate and 16 graduate degree programs, as well as doctorate programs in Early
Childhood Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, and Sport, Exercise,
Recreation, and Kinesiology departments. The College programs are accredited by the
National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Tennessee Department
of Education, Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Education Programs
(CACREP), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and
the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE). Visit our College Data
and Reports page for more information.
The college is named for Claudius G. Clemmer, a former teacher, successful business
and civic leader, lifelong benefactor and champion for education. During the Great
Depression, with no money to support his one-room schoolhouse in Greene County, Clemmer
taught his 30 students without pay so they could continue their studies. Scholarships
established by Clemmer and his wife, Katherine, continue to support new generations
of education students who will carry the same dedication to service into their own