First-Year Students at UTC

We are excited that you are choosing UTC as your college! In the School of Education, you have a dedicated advisor to get you started on your education journey!

Advising Process

We offer 12 teaching licensure programs and 1 non-licensure program in the SOE. You can view the courses required for these programs on our Clear Path page. Clicking the program title will show you the clear path (recommended order of courses for that degree). Have questions? Email Amanda Chambers and she will assist you!

Apply now!

Ready to start your education at UTC? First step is to apply to UTC! If your plans are to teach, we recommend that you choose one of the programs and you can always change to a different licensure path at any time!

Once you are accepted, start using your UTC issued email ASAP! You will receive emails to this account right away and you don't want to miss out on any opportunities! As soon as you are able, we encourage students to register for orientation so your spot is locked-in. Your advisor will then pre-build your fall schedule before you attend your orientation based on your major, so if you find you need to change your major at any time, not a problem-just log back into your Orientation Registration and change your major to reflect your goals. You can also change during or after orientation if you want to talk to your advisor before you make any decisions.


Interested in living with other future educators? We have the NEST, the Education Residential Learning Community. In this 30-student community, you will live and take courses with your peers in education for your first year. For more in-depth information and to apply, please go to NEST