Student Success and Advising Services

Welcome to the College of Education !

Our goal is to promote successful transitions for undergraduate students who wish to pursue licensure tracks in Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, and Special Education within the College of Education. Academic advising is the best way to enroll in the appropriate courses for a chosen major and stay on track. In addition, students are introduced to leadership opportunities through University-wide creative and social activities.  We encourage a sense of community and ownership for students through early referral to faculty advisors, departmental and professional organizations, and MTSU support services. 

 

Are you an Incoming Student?

New Freshmen attend a CUSTOMS Orientation program. CUSTOMS is offered throughout the summer as a two-day event for those admitted in fall semesters, and a one-day event in December for those admitted in spring semesters. CUSTOMS provides students and their families an opportunity to experience all of MTSU's academic and student services programs. For further information, please contact the CUSTOMS Orientation Office or call 615-898-5533. 

New Transfers attend a CUSTOMS Orientation program. CUSTOMS is offered throughout the summer as a one-day event for those admitted in fall semesters, and in December for those admitted in spring semesters. CUSTOMS provides students an opportunity to experience all of MTSU's academic and student services programs. For further information, please contact the CUSTOMS Orientation Office or call 615-898-5533.

 

Already have a Bachelor's Degree?

If you already have your B.A. or B.S., contact the Office of Professional Laboratory Experiences for questions about obtaining your teaching license at (615) 898-2485. Read about licensure options offered at MTSU by clicking "Teacher Licensure" on the left-side menu bar.

 

Are you Interested in Graduate Programs?

Read about graduate programs offered in the Womack Educational Leadership department by clicking here. Please direct any questions to their office. Contact information can be found in the site provided. 

 
Contact an Undergraduate Academic Advisor

The following majors are advised by the COE. 

  • Early Childhood Education, Grades Pre-K – 3
  • Interdisciplinary Studies, Grades K-5
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Math, Grades 6-8
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Studies, Grades 6-8
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: English, Grades 6-8
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Science, Grades 6-8
  • Special Education: Comprehensive, Grades K-12
  • Special Education: Interventionist, Grades K-8
  • Special Education: Interventionist, General Concentration, Grades 6-12
  • Special Education: Interventionist, Literacy Concentration, Grades 6-12
  • Special Education: Interventionist, Math Concentration, Grades 6-12

More about Academic Programs  can be found in the menu bar to the left.

 

Read Steps 1-4 to ensure you're contacting the appropriate advisor.

 

1. Are You Already Admitted to Teacher Education?

Teacher candidates are assigned to a faculty advisors. Check RaiderNet for your advisor assignment. If you have yet to be assigned, call the Elementary & Special Education office at (615) 898-5016.

 

2. Haven't Been Admitted to Teacher Education Yet?

Review the following to determine which of of our advisors you should contact!

JUNE ADAMS

Located in COE 307 

 june.adams@mtsu.edu

 

June

Advises: 

  • Initial Transfers (first semester) for all COE majors except SPED Intervenionist

Also serves as the graduate analyst for all College of Education majors. 

Schedule an appointment with Ms. Adams by clicking the button at the top right of the page.

 

ALICIA ABNEY

Located in COE 311

alicia.abney@mtsu.edu  

 
Alicia

Advises: 

  • Continuing Transfers 
  • SPED Interventionist majors for both Transfers and Non-Transfers
  • Readmit Transfers

Schedule an appointment with Mrs. Abney by clicking the button at the top right of the page.

 

BRYANNA LICCIARDI

Located in COE 313

bryanna.licciardi@mtsu.edu

Bryanna

Advises:

  • Incoming Freshman
  • Continuing Non-Transfers
  • Readmit Non-Transfers
  • Does not advise for SPED Interventionist majors

Schedule an appointment with Ms. Licciardi by clicking the button at the top right of the page.

 

DR. JIM ROST

(Advising Manager)

Located in COE 315

jim.rost@mtsu.edu

 

Jim

*Please first see your major advisor*

Advises:

  • Secondary Education Minors

 

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Rost by clicking the button at the top right of the page.

 


3. What to Expect from Academic Advising

When visiting the advising offices, MTSU students will have an opportunity to...

  • ask specific questions about degree requirements,

  • review MTSU transcripts of completed courses to discuss degree requirements,

  • seek out information about academic departments and faculty advisors,

  • review Pipeline and RaiderNet instructions, and

  • receive answers to questions regarding the University community.

4. What NOT to Expect from Academic Advising

  • Financial Aid assistance 
  • Course advising for other majors
  • University admission questions/concerns
  • Course transfer advising prior to MTSU admission acceptance 

We welcome the opportunity to assist in the completion of your educational and career lifetime goals.

 

 Click button below to schedule your advising appointment.

 

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