Clemmer College

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 10 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 Accreditation Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 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 professional careers.



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