Contact Us: 615.277.1695

TECTA at Tennessee State University

Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd., Box 9500
Nashville, TN 37209
Fax 615-277-1670
Located in the Research and Sponsored Programs Building, Suite 1B


TECTA Staff:

Tracy Harper
Site Coordinator

Stacey Nieman

Melissa Fleck

Cathy Jo Hanley


For additional information involving TECTA at Tennessee State University, please visit the university’s homepage at

Resourceful documents and applications available for download:

TSU Spring 2014 Orientation Schedule

TSU Spring 2014 Orientation Enrollment Form

TSU Snow Policy

TSU Student Information Form

TSU Orientation Guidelines

TSU Student Change of Information Form

Procedure for enrolling in an Orientation class:

  1. Complete the enrollment request form and fax it to our office by the Registration Deadline. NO late registrations will be accepted!
  2. Note that the orientation TYPE and SITE are indicated on the top of the form; choose only one class per person. Please choose the orientation that is most applicable to the age group with whom you work. Applicants are assigned to a class based on the enrollment profile submitted, if no class is clearly indicated, the enrollment profile will not be considered valid.
  3. To help us successfully enroll you in the class of your choice, make sure that your printing is legible and that you provide a current, personal email address (all correspondence will be conducted via email). You may make copies as needed. Fax a copy of the enrollment request form to the TECTA office at 615-277-1670, and always mail the hard copy after you have faxed a copy. Please mail to: Tennessee State University 3500 John Merritt BLVD., Box 9500 Nashville, TN 37209


Tennessee State University Spring 2014 Orientation

OrientationInstructorLocationRegistration DeadlineDay/Time
Infant Toddler
(birth to 3)
Lisa Walsh Bedford
Middle Tennessee Education Center
200 Dover Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160
January 14Tues. and Thurs.
January 21, 23, 28, 30
February 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 *25
Infant Toddler
(birth to 3)
Melissa Fleck
Tracy Harper
Tennessee State Univ
Avon Williams Campus
330 10th Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Room 354
January 29Saturdays
8:30 to 3:00
February 1, 8, 15
March 8, 15, *22
Center Based
(ages 3-5)
Stacey NiemanDavidson
City Road Chapel UMC
701 Gallatin Road S.
Madison, TN 37115
May 27M-F
12 to 3
June 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Center Based
(ages 3-5)
Stacey NiemanDavidson
Tennessee State Univ.
Main Campus
3500 John Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN

RSP 163
February 13Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
February 20, 24, 25, 27
March 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, *17
Center Based
(ages 3-5)
Stacey NiemanRutherford
Motlow State Community College
5002 Motlow College Blvd
Smyrna, TN
Room SM 122
January 31Saturdays
8 to 2
February 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8
*No Lunch Break…Bring your lunch.

(Directors/ Asst. Directors)
Melissa FleckWilliamson (Thursdays)
Brentwood United Methodist Church
309 Franklin Road
Brentwood, TN 37027

Cheatham (Saturdays)
Pleasant View United Methodist Church
2621 Church Street
Pleasant View, TN 37146
Hybrid with 5 modules online and 5 modules face to face

**Saturdays will include 2 modules face to face
9:30 to 12:30
March 6, 13, 27
April 3, 10

January 25, February 8, 22, *March 1
Family Child Care
(Family or Group Home)
Tracy HarperMarshall
Columbia State Community College
980 Ellington Parkway
Lewisburg, TN 37091
January 8Saturdays
January 11, 18
February 1, 8, 15
*March 1
*No Lunch Break…Bring your lunch.
School Age
(ages 5+)
Lin Venable
Stacey Nieman
Class is limited to 5
First Come Serve
January 30

*You must complete self- reflection form and have permission from Stacey Nieman to take this class.
February 5
April 9

This project is funded through a contract with The Tennessee Department of Human Services and Tennessee State University, Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences.

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