College of Education

Bring Your Own Device

The College of Education and the diverse departments within the college prepare candidates to be competent, caring professionals in a diverse, technological society. As part of this strategic vision and alignment to the TTU Flight Plan, students are engaged in many curricular and field-based activities that require constant access and integration of technology. Starting in Fall 2016 all students will be required to have an entry-level (primary) portable computing device (laptop). Note that secondary computing devices like tablets can be used, however they are not considered primary computing devices.

Laptop Specification Minimums

Mac (2015 or newer)

Processor: Intel-based Core i-Series
        Art, Craft, and Design minimum - Intel i5 @ 2.0GHz processor
Operating System: OSX 10.9 or higher
Screen size: 11 inch or higher
        Art, Craft, and Design minimum - 13" with a resolution of at least 2,560 x 1,600
RAM: 8GB or higher
Storage: 250gb or higher
Webcam and microphone

Windows (2015 or newer)

Processor: Intel-based Core i-Series or AMD equivalent
Operating System: Windows 7 or higher
Screen size: 11 inch or higher
RAM: 8GB or higher
Storage: 250gb or higher
Webcam and microphone

Chromebook (2015 or newer)

Processor: Intel-based Core i-Series or AMD equivalent
Screen size: 11 inch or higher
RAM: 4GB or higher
Webcam and microphone

*(minimal specifications may experience limited functionality with some applications)

The table below denotes which departments within the College of Education allow either a Macintosh, Windows, or Chromebook as a primary device.

Department
Counseling & Psychology Curriculum & Instruction Exercise Science, Physical Education & Wellness
Macintosh

Windows

Chromebook X

Discounted Computing Hardware

Dell Student StoreDiscount Flyer

Apple Student Store

Free and Reduced Software

Free Microsoft Office and Windows Operating Systems can be found here.

Reduced Adobe Creative Cloud software can be found here.

Tk20 is an online portfolio management system that is required of all College of Education majors. For additional info, please see www.tntech.edu/education/tk20/.

Free licenses of SPPS for current Faculty, Staff, and Students are available. For additional info, please see ttuapps.tntech.edu.

Coming soon are free licenses of ActivInspire for student use and keep after graduation.

Coming soon are free licenses of ActivInspire for student use and keep after graduation.

Financial Aid Support

Available financial aid for the amount of up to $2,000 can be used towards the purchase of a computing device with necessary software. For information about it please download this form: Financial Aid for College of Education Computing Devices , fill out and send to:

Office of Financial Aid
Tennessee Tech University
Box 5076
Cookeville, TN 38505
Office: (931) 372-3073
Fax: (931) 372-6309
Email: FinancialAid@tntech.edu