Aerial shot of the JAAC Atrium


College of Education

Teacher Education Facilities

img_6672.jpgThe College of Education is housed in the $76 million Janet Ayers Academic Center, an 186,000 square foot structure that features state-of-the-art instructional spaces and research laboratories for the natural sciences, computer and data science, and mathematics. The building, which opened in fall 2014, also includes the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the College of Science and Mathematics, and the Belmont Abroad offices.  This means that students will have a one stop shop when it comes to attending classes, meeting with advisors, and planning for their next amazing trip abraod.

Ayers, or the JAAC (sounds like Jack) as our student like to say, houses the "penthouse" or "crown jewel" top floor that is devoted to the College of Education and contains a newly renovated educational suite and multiple learning spaces that overlook the campus from multiple angles.

0907-insana-203.jpgLocated within the "penthouse" is the College of Education's very own mock classroom that is designed to accomodate Elementary through Secondary classroom environments and provide COE students with the opportunity to practice and apply their knowledge while learning curriculum and instruction in the same space.

When they are not in a classroom on Belmont's campus, students are studying and observing in some of our local schools.  Coined as course-embedded field experience, Belmont's College of Education partners with Nashville community schools where they spend their classtime on school grounds and push into teacher classrooms within the same building to observe and gain hands on expereinces.  Course-embedded field experiences start from the first education class within the first semester of the Freshman year.