Bringing the World to Tennessee's Students
Established in 1986, the Tennessee Geographic Alliance (TGA) is a university-based, statewide partnership between university professors, state and local education administrators, and K-12 teachers. The Alliance provides educators with professional development, networking, and teaching materials and promotes public awareness of the importance of geographic skills and fluency.
The TGA has partnered with numerous faculty and departments at UT Knoxville, MTSU, University of Memphis, UT Chattanooga, ETSU, Tennessee State University, Volunteer State Community College, Columbia State Community College, and private colleges across the state to provide services for teachers. TGA fosters collaboration among university geographers and administrators, K-12 teachers and administrators, state department of education personnel, and other interested parties to improve geography instruction in K-12 schools.
The mission of the Tennessee Geographic Alliance is to assist in the creation of an informed citizenry by improving the stature of geography in the curriculum and empowering teachers and students at all levels with knowledge and performance capabilities that enhance lifelong learning.
Tennessee Geographic Education Endowment contributors
- Federal Express Memphis TN
- International Paper Company Memphis TN
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville