Mission Statement

College of Education Mission Statement

TTU College of Education Organizational Structure and Mission

Organizational Structure

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:

Academic Departments

Department of Art

Department of Counseling and Psychology

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department of Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Wellness

Department of Music

Support Units

Advising Center

Child Development Laboratory

Learning Resources Center

Learning Support Program

Office of Teacher Education


Mission Statement

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.

2012-2013 Goals

  • 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

The mission of the Learning Support Program (LSP) is

› to provide academic support for students who need assistance in developing their skills in writing, reading, and mathematics and

› to provide academic support for College of Education students preparing to take the PPST/PRAXIS I exams for admission to upper-division education courses.

faculty and staff provide a supportive environment through classroom, technology, learning laboratory, and counseling services and through individual and small-group tutorials, while maintaining the high standards of the university.

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