Student Organizations

Student organizations are vital to the recruitment and retention of degree candidates. The department strives to promote leadership skills, education advocacy, and networking opportunities through professional opportunities amongst faculty and peers.

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Student Tennessee Education Association (STEA)

Established in 1937, the TEA/NEA Student Program is a membership organization of college students enrolled in teacher education programs at over 1,000 colleges and universities. The TEA/NEA Student Program seeks to develop in education students an understanding of the education profession, to provide for a student voice in matters affecting their education and their profession, to influence the conditions under which prospective teachers are prepared, and to stimulate the highest ideals of professional ethics, standards, attitudes, and training. The overall program strives to encourage members to influence changes in teacher education, education in general, society, and the education profession.

Teaching & Learning Doctoral Student Association 

The Doctoral Student Association (DSA) is a student-led organization that promotes social activities for the doctoral students enrolled in the department at Tennessee State University. The DSA gives graduate students discuss the academic and scholarly development as they progress through their program. Workshops and social activities are designed to foster networking amongst peers, faculty, and university personnel.

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