Student Success and Advising Services

Welcome to the College of Education !

Our goal is to promote successful transitions for undergraduates 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 the fastest graduation track. Scroll through the below information to find your next steps. 

PLEASE NOTE: To best protect the health and well-being of students, staff and the university community, students are strongly encouraged to make virtual advising appointments conducted by Zoom, telephone or email.  In the event that a student believes that an in-person appointment is needed, the student may request such an appointment.  All in-person appointments will be conducted adhering to social distancing requirements and other public health protocols. When scheduling, please indicate in the appointment comment box which method you prefer.

 

Incoming Undergraduates

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.

Licensure Pathways After Graduation

If you already have your B.A. or B.S. and are interested in obtaining a teaching license, contact the Office of Professional Laboratory Experiences at (615) 898-2485. Read about licensure options such as our Post-Baccalaureate program offered at MTSU.

Licensure via Graduate Programs

Read about graduate programs offered in the Womack Educational Leadership department by clicking here. Please direct any questions to the department or program's faculty advisor. Contact information can be found in the site provided.   

What to Expect from Academic Advising

  • Ask specific questions about degree requirements, teacher licensure, and course issues
  • Review MTSU transcripts of completed courses to discuss requirements
  • Seek out information about academic departments and candidacy
  • Receive answers to questions regarding the University community

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

 

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