Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRAXIS CORE AND PRAXIS II TESTS?
- The Tennessee Requirements Page on the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website.
- Free Praxis Tutoring at Tennessee Tech.
HOW DO I ENTER THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM?
- Candidates must complete the requirements found at the following link: CLICK HERE for the Office of Teacher Education / Admission Information.
HOW DO I ENTER RESIDENCY I?
- Candidates must complete the requirements found at the following link: CLICK HERE for Office of Teacher Education Residency I Requirements.
HOW DO I ENTER RESIDENCY II?
- Candidates must complete the requirements found at the following link: CLICK HERE for Office of Teacher Education Residency II Requirements.
HOW AND WHEN DO I APPLY FOR GRADUATION?
- Teacher licensure candidates should apply for graduation by the end of the semester prior to Residency I, and non-teacher licensure majors should apply for graduation by the end of the semester prior to when they plan to graduate.
- Click on the following link for more information: CLICK HERE for Graduation Information.
WHO IS MY ADVISOR?
- Your advisor is assigned to you based on your major. In the College of Education Student Success Center, we only advise undergraduate students.
- The following link has a list of academic advisors in the College of Education and the undergraduate majors they advise: CLICK HERE for the Student Success Center Staff Directory.
- Teacher licensure candidates pursuing a graduate degree are advised within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction: CLICK HERE for the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.
WHAT IS THE 2+2 PROGRAM?
- The 2 + 2 Program offers on-site delivery of the third and fourth years of the College of Education’s teacher licensure program at surrounding community colleges, and is designed to mirror the quality of on-campus classes while increasing accessibility. Currently, the Elementary Education concentration is offered at Pellissippi State, Motlow State, Roane State, and Chattanooga. The Early Childhood education program is only offered at the Roane State Oak Ridge campus.
- Click on the following link for more information: CLICK HERE for 2+2 Program Information.
HOW AM I ADVISED AS A TRANSFER STUDENT?
- Click on the following link to learn more about how credit from other higher education institutions may transfer to TTU: CLICK HERE for Information for Transfer Students.
HOW DO I GET MY ALTERNATE PIN?
- In order to obtain an Alternate Pin, all students are required to meet in person with their academic advisor at least once each fall and spring semester. This process is to ensure that students are on-track within their program of study and teacher licensure candidates are completing their benchmarks within the Teacher Education Program.
I LOST MY ALTERNATE PIN; HOW DO I FIND IT?
- Once you have been advised for the semester and registered for courses, you can access your Alternate Pin in Eagle Online by doing the following:
- Login to Eagle Online.
- Click on the “Student” tab or menu.
- Click on “Registration.”
- Click on “Select Term” and choose the correct semester.
- Click on “View Banner ID (T#), Registration Times, Advisor, Post Office Box/Combination, Confirmation Information.” and you should find your Alternate Pin there.
HOW DO I ADD OR DROP A COURSE, ONCE A SEMESTER BEGINS?
- At the beginning of each semester (normally the first few days in fall and spring semesters), students may add or drop courses through Eagle Online. After the first few days of a fall or spring semester when Eagle Online closes, students must obtain their advisor's signature on a Drop / Add form and turn it in to the TTU Registration Office.
- In order to add a class after Eagle Online closes, students must obtain the instructor's signature and their advisor's signature on a Drop / Add form and turn it in to the TTU Registration Office.
- Before dropping any course, students with any financial aid should consult with the TTU Financial Aid Office to make certain that any scholarships, loans, or grants will not be adversely affected.
- Click on the following link to see the deadlines each semester to drop courses: CLICK HERE for the University Calendar.
HOW DO I BECOME A TEACHER IF I DO NOT YET HAVE A BACHELOR DEGREE?
- Undergraduate teaching candidates will complete the courses required within their major/concentration, as well as the Tennessee state licensure requirements.
I ALREADY HAVE A BACHELOR DEGREE, BUT I AM NOT LICENSED TO TEACH. HOW DO I BECOME A TEACHER?
- The Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Program is for those who have completed a bachelor degree, but are not licensed to teach.
- Click on the following link for more information from the Office of Teacher Education.
I AM ALREADY LICENSED TO TEACH. HOW DO I ADD AN ENDORSEMENT IN ANOTHER SUBJECT AND/OR GRADE LEVEL?
- You will be required to pass additional Praxis II tests, and depending on your current teaching license and the endorsement(s) you would like to add, you may be required to complete additional coursework.
- Click on the following link for more information from the Office of Teacher Education / Teacher Licensure.