TTU College of Education Organizational Structure and Mission
Since the founding of Tennessee Technological University in 1915, teacher education has been recognized as a vital component of the institution. The organizational structure of the College of Education at Tennessee Technological University has evolved significantly over the years, and it is currently configured into the following academic departments and support units:
Department of Art
Department of Counseling and Psychology
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Department of Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Wellness
Department of Music
Child Development Laboratory
Learning Resources Center
Learning Support Program
Office of Teacher Education
Through the collaborative efforts of the five academic departments and the five support units, the College of Education maintains a continual focus upon a five-point mission:
1. Preparing caring, competent professionals for a diverse, technological society through the domains of performance, dispositions and knowledge.
2. Providing high quality preparation programs for undergraduate and graduate candidates that are focused upon improving P-12 teacher effectiveness and student performance.
3. Providing a model early childhood development laboratory.
4. Providing resources and opportunities for professional development that benefit school districts, teachers, and students throughout the TTU service region.
5. Supporting educational organizations and events through the Upper Cumberland, the state, and the region.
- Implementing a college-wide comprehensive assessment system
- Redesigning teacher education through the Ready 2 Teach initiative
- Innovative marketing and recruitment efforts
- Proposing three new program concentrations
- Conducting a feasibility study for new potential programs
- Preparing for two academic audits
- Enhancing P-12 partnerships
- Streamlining operations
- Revising the Learning Support Program
- Facilitating moves of the Child Development Laboratory and the Art Department