Advising is required immediately when a student declares a major and at least twice a semester. Faculty advisors are assigned once the School of Education receives a student’s major declaration from the Office of the Registrar.

Faculty advisors will review and discuss Tougaloo College’s Education Preparation Provider (EPP) Program and requirements for successful completion:

  • School of Education Mission and Vision
  • Professional Dispositions, Responsibilities, and Code of Ethics
  • Background Check and Fingerprinting
  • Overview of Degree (or Certificate) Program
  • Academic History
  • ACT / SAT Scores
  • Transfer Credits (including any dual enrollment / dual credit courses in high school)
  • Course History (failures and incompletes)
  • Course Grades and Schedules
  • Program Admission, Retention, and Exit Requirements
  • Field Experience (120 hours required before clinical experience)
  • Clinical Experience: Student Teaching
  • Senior Thesis / Capstone
  • Experiential Learning Packet
  • Community Service (20 hours required before admission; 60 hours required to graduate)
  • English Writing Proficiency Exam (EWPE)
  • Nelson-Denny Reading Exam (waived until further notice)
  • State and National Licensure Exam Requirements for Graduation and Licensure
    • Mississippi Foundations of Reading Exam (FoR)
    • Praxis Exams (CORE, PLT, and Content Knowledge/Subject Area)
    • Child Development Association (CDA) (optional)
  • State and National Accountability Standards
  • Acknowledgement Forms
  • Referrals (see contact information sheet; Bursar, Financial Aid, Counseling, Retention, etc.)

The advising program of study forms are available in the main office of the School of Education located in Holmes Hall-Education Annex, Canvas, and from your advisor.

Faculty members are available to meet for advising during regular office hours. Remember, students should meet with their advisor at least twice a semester. During advising week each semester, please schedule an appointment.