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. In addition to the six academic departments of the college, 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) provide opportunities for research and professional outreach.
Clemmer College's Departments and Centers of Excellence
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 National Association of Sport Physical Education (NASPE).
The college is named for Claudius G. Clemmer, a former teacher, successful business and civic leader, and 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.