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TTU SOAR Presentation - College of Education

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Transcript of TTU SOAR Presentation - College of Education

Welcome to SOAR!
Summer 2014
Welcome to
Tennessee Tech University
and the
College of Education
Student Success Center!
You are not
in high school
Whom do we advise?
College of Education Majors
CFS: Child and Family Studies
Early Childhood / Special Ed
MDS: Multidisciplinary Studies
Elementary Ed. (K-6)
Middle School (4-8)
English as a Second Language (ESL K-12)
SEED: Secondary Education
Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish)
Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences,
Social Studies (Economics, Geography, History,
Political Science)
Speech and Theatre
SPED: Special Education
Comprehensive (K-12)
Interventionist (K-5)
Interventionist (6-12)
EXPW: Exercise Science, Phys. Ed. & Wellness
Licensure (K-12)
Coaching & Sports
Fitness & Wellness
Recreation & Leisure Management
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Physical Therapy
If Only Someone Had Told Me!
is responsible?
You are!
Keeping your SOAR Book
Keeping a planner / schedule
Going to class, and on time
Keeping track of assignments and turning them in on time
Keeping track of your grades - Academic Standards / Retention Table found in TTU Undergraduate Catalog
Setting appointments with your advisor
Seeking out and asking for help when needed
All students have their own TTU email and they must check it regularly, because this is a primary way that professors and advisors communicate with students
Checking with the TTU Financial Aid Office about the status of any scholarships, grants, or loans you may have, and that you are meeting the "Satisfactory Academic Progress" criteria
Options for Student Involvement
Student Government
Greek Life
Church Related Clubs
Interest Related Clubs
Intramural Sports
STEA (Student Tennessee Education Association)
Kappa Delta Pi
Pi Lambda Theta
Phi Delta Kappa
* - Honorary
Getting From Here...
to There...
Teacher Licensure
Junior Year:
Teacher Education Program - From here, it will take two years to graduate. There is no way to "jump ahead" and graduate early at this point.
SEED majors will take intensive courses in their content area (English, science, math, social studies, etc.....)
Freshman and Sophomore Years:
General Education Courses
FOED 2011 and 1822 (Minimum
grade of "B" is required)
Senior Year:
Residency I - Fall Only, Pre-requisite of Residency II (Minimum grade of "B" is required)
Residency II - Spring Only (Minimum grade of "B" is required)
You Can Find Us...
College of Education Student Success Center
T.J. Farr Building, room 202
Telephone: 931-372-6036 or 1-800-241-3896
Facsimile: 931-372-6035
P.O. Box 5162
Sending My Son or Daughter off to College
A Question for Parents: Am I Helping.....
Or am I Hovering?
TTU is safe, friendly, affordable
TTU provides many non-academic resources to enrich students’ experiences
Practical classroom management and research skills put them ahead of the competition
TTU grads are highly sought by school districts and in the work force
Technological expertise of our graduates
It’s a great educational opportunity…alumnae satisfaction rate consistently greater than 90%
How Will Life Be Different…
High School:
Extra Credit
Classes meet daily
Homework collected
Review sheet for tests
Teachers available
Close monitoring and supervision
Students viewed as children
Teachers called Mr., Mrs., Ms.
Seldom Given
2 or 3 days per week
Assigned, maybe not
Study from notes, etc.
Professors and advisors have office hours
More freedom
Students viewed as adults
Called Dr. or Professor
Roadblocks to Student Success
First Six Weeks
Managing Student Responsibilities (Study Time vs Social Time) -
College is a full-time job = 2 hours outside of class for every 1 hour in class
October (Crisis Month)
Off-campus Job
Lack of Motivation to be in College
Confidentiality Policy
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Tennessee Technological University is prohibited from disclosing any information about a student’s academic performance without his or her permission
TTU Scholarship Information A Reminder
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed each year for renewal of scholarships – June 30 deadline
TTU Scholarships – December 15 deadline to apply for all returning students for fall
Students will apply online (ScholarWeb) for TTU Scholarships:
TTU Website – A Brief Tour
Parents Homepage
University Calendar
Eagle Online
Undergraduate Catalog
Academic Standards
Programs of Study
Course Descriptions
College of Education Student Success Center webpage
Important Things to Remember
Make sure you complete all health requirements, including information about Varicella (Chickenpox), MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Hepatitis, and Meningitis. If you have any questions, contact the TTU Health Services Office at (931) 372-3320
If you are a male and 18-25 years old, make sure you have registered for the draft (selective service) which can be done online at:
Make sure you have fulfilled the TTU housing requirements. If you have any questions, contact the TTU Residential Life Office at (931) 372-3414
Make sure you have sent your final high school transcript and any earned college credit to TTU
"Developmental" courses are only offered at the community colleges in Tennessee. If you have been placed into developmental courses / learning support, you may take the COMPASS Placement Exam to attempt to place into college-level courses. This exam is offered on the first day of each SOAR session. If you missed the COMPASS Exam, it is also offered at the Cookeville campus of Nashville State Community College. For more information, go to:

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Music: Instrumental / General Music (K-12) Licensure
Music: Vocal / General Music (K-12) Licensure
Music: Performance
Composition Emphasis
Instrumental Option
Jazz Option
Music Business Option
Piano Option
Vocal Option
College of Education
Art (Fine Arts)
Art Education (K-12) Licensure
Clay Concentration
Design Concentration, Digital Media Emphasis
Fibers Concentration
Glass Concentration
Metals Concentration
Painting Concentration
Wood Concentration
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