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. Students are also 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. 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.

 

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 found on the left-side menu.

 

 

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

 

1. Already Admitted to Teacher Education?

Teacher candidates are assigned to 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 advisor 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.

 

ALICIA ABNEY
Located in COE 311

Alicia.Abney@mtsu.edu  

 
Alicia

Advises: 

  • Continuing Transfers for all COE majors
  • 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.

 

BRYANNA LICCIARDI
Located in COE 313

Bryanna.Licciardi@mtsu.edu

Bryanna

Advises:

  • Incoming Freshman for all COE majors except SPED Intervenionist
  • Continuing Non-Transfersfor all COE majors except SPED Intervenionist
  • Readmit Non-Transfers for all COE majors except SPED Intervenionist
  • Does not advise for SPED Interventionist majors

Schedule an appointment with Mrs. Licciardi by clicking the button at the top right.

 

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.

 

 


3. What to Expect from Academic Advising?

Ask specific questions about degree requirements or course issues

Review MTSU transcripts of completed courses to discuss requirements

Seek out information about academic departments and candidacy

Review Pipeline and RaiderNet instructions

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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