Scheduling an Appointment?
Ryan Mitchell is the Undergraduate Advisor. Email W.Ryan.Mitchell@memphis.edu.
- Before you meet with the advisor, it may be helpful to look over the appropriate program-advising sheet above and review the program requirements for the degree you seek.
- Access UMDegree on your MyMemphis > to check your GPA, courses taken and courses still needed.
- Request an advising appointment at EAB Navigate >.
- If you cannot access Navigate or you do not see your advisor listed, please contact
the OTECP office at 901.678.2377 or email@example.com.
- Please email from your UofM Address, providing your UUID number.
- If you cannot access Navigate or you do not see your advisor listed, please contact the OTECP office at 901.678.2377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Teacher Education Office advises the following ICL undergraduate majors. Click each link to choose your career path:
- I want to teach or work with children from infant-8 years old and earn licensure for PreK-3rd grade.
- I want to teach math for grades 6-12 with this program that combines math content knowledge with education expertise.
- I want to work with youth in non-school settings and non-profits. I want to take specialized
courses focused on diversity, equity and inclusion and gain real-world experience
to work with youth.
- Integrative Studies: Youth Development (Non-Licensure)
- Youth Development concentration website>
- I want to teach elementary students in Kindergarten through 5th grade and/or teach/work in a Special Education program serving students in K-12.
- I am a College of Arts and Sciences major who wants to earn licensure to teach in my subject area (K-12).
Preparing for Advising
All forms are for undergraduate students in the College of Education. Directions for
using each form as well as using the DocuSign program are below. Jump to the form
you that need with the following links:
Change of Major Request Form
Add/Drop Minor Request Form
Self-Advising Request Form
Undergraduate students wanting to declare a major in the College of Education may use the form above to request a major change. By submitting this form, you are giving consent for the College of Education to change your major. Students may also indicate if they would like to add or drop a minor. Once your form has been submitted, you will be contacted by the undergraduate academic advisor. Please allow 3-5 business days for changes to be made to your UMdegree.
If you are a COE licensure-track major (Teaching All Learners Human Development and Learning or Secondary Math) switching to become an Educational Careers (non-licensure) major, please use the Integrative Studies: Educational Careers Change of major form >.
Link to the Add/Drop Minor Request Form>
Undergraduate College of Education students wanting to add or drop a minor, but not change their major, may fill out the form above. By submitting this form, you are giving consent for the College of Education to add or drop your minor. Once your form has been submitted, you will be contacted by the undergraduate academic advisor. Please allow 3-5 business days for changes to be made to your UMdegree.
Link to the Self-Advising Request Form>
This form may only be completed by current undergraduate College of Education students who fit into the following categories and elect to be self-advised for the upcoming semester.
- Junior 1
- Junior 2
- Residency 1
- Integrative Studies-Non Licensure Majors (Educational Careers, Youth Development or Youth Services) who are three semesters from graduation.
Students who are moving into Residency 2 are NOT required to complete the Self-Advising form. If you passed your Praxis II Content Knowledge exam, your alternate pin will be cleared for registration.
Please note: It may take 3 to 5 business days for your form to be processed.
Students who qualify to submit the self-advising form must meet the following requirements
- Be a current undergraduate College of Education major entering Junior 1, Junior II or Residency
- Be in good academic standing
- Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5
- Junior II and Residency students must be fully admitted to the Teacher Education program
Students who meet any one of the following are NOT eligible for self-advising
- Student athletes
- Newly transferred students
- Newly readmitted students
- Students who are changing their majors to the College of Education
- Students returning from Academic Suspension
- Students who have NOT completed all coursework before Junior 1, Junior II or Residency classes
Students who do not qualify for self-advising must schedule an advising appointment through Navigate > or by calling the Office of Teacher Education at 901.678.2377.
DISCLAIMER: Even if you are eligible to complete the Self-Advising form, if you need assistance from the College of Education Advisor, please request an advising appointment through Navigate >.
If you cannot access Navigate or you do not see your advisor listed, please contact the OTECP office at 901.678.2377 or email@example.com. Please email from your UofM Address, providing your UUID number.
Undergraduate Teaching Licensure
Undergraduate Teaching Licensure is available in the following areas:
- Early Childhood PreKindergarten-3rd grade
- Elementary Kindergarten-5th grade
- English as a Second Language PreKindergarten-12th grade
- Instrumental Music Kindergarten-12th grade
- Interventionist 6th-12th grade (Special Education, Modified)
- Interventionist Kindergarten-8th grade (Special Education, Modified)
- Mathematics 6th-12th grade
- Physical Education Kindergarten-12th grade
- Visual Arts Kindergarten-12th grade
- Vocal/General Music Kindergarten-12th grade
Practitioner (Initial) Teaching License
The Practitioner (Initial) Teaching License is issued to candidates who have successfully completed the Residency Year or the Clinical Teaching Semester. The following information will be presented to candidates at the end of their respective programs.
Undergraduate candidates applying for a Tennessee Teaching License must complete the following:
- Have completed ALL teacher licensure coursework prescribed on your degree sheet.
- Have a successful edTPA score.
- Have a conferred Bachelor's degree official transcript is required prior to applying.
- Complete the Initial and Add-On Endorsement Teaching License Form>
- Confirm that all of your Praxis II test scores were sent to The University of Memphis (code: 1459) and the Tennessee Department of Education (code: 8190). NOTE: The last four digits of your SSN must appear on your score report.
- For information on fee payments, visit the University & Student Business Services website.
- To lookup classes, please follow the instructions provided on the Registrar's website under "Class Offerings." (Class schedules are available online, usually one month before registration opens.)
- For information on how to register for courses, please view the Registration Quick Guide. (Before registering for courses, you must call 901-678-2377 so the "Alternate PIN" can be cleared by an advisor.)