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Make Coursework a Priority

  • Attend class: be on or before time
  • Know course requirements
  • Keep record of assignments
  • Listen and take good notes
  • Participate in class discussion or activities
  • Study hard
  • Organize materials
  • Keep a record of your grades
  • Schedule conferences with your instructors
  • Seek help when needed
  • Manage your time; prioritize
  • Keep appointments with your advisor
  • Choose your courses wisely
  • Set realistic goals

Make Use of Available Resources

  • The libraries
  • Technology Labs
  • The Writing Center
  • The Learning Services Center
  • Tutorial services
  • Support and/or study groups
  • Testing & Counseling Services
  • Office of Institutional Diversity
  • The Martin Luther King Cultural Center
  • The Career Center
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Volunteer and Community Services

Seek Opportunities for Social & Professional Growth

  • Associate with individuals of principle and purpose
  • Attend community functions
  • Volunteer; seek public service opportunities
  • Join an interest group
  • Participate in intramural or team sports
  • Get involved in your college and community
  • Join professional organizations
  • Join COE student organizations

Be Prepared for Admission to a Teacher Education Program

  • Meet test requirements for program entry
  • Attend PRAXIS workshops
  • Start or continue a portfolio
  • Seek opportunities to work with children
  • Document experiences with children
  • Impress individuals who will be pleased to recommend you
  • Attend career development workshops and fairs