Featured Programs

Alliance for Continued Learning 

East Tennessee State University’s Alliance for Continued Learning (ACL) will offer a wide range of classes and activities during the fall session beginning Tuesday, Sept. 23, and ending Wednesday, Oct. 29. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday.

To give new members an opportunity to become acquainted with the group, the ACL will welcome all participants at a continental breakfast onTuesday, Sept. 23, at 9:30 a.m., at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City, followed by a welcome and update on ETSU news by the university’s president, Dr. Brian Noland. Most classes will be held at the Community Center.

The fall session provides a wide variety of opportunities to learn something new. Ed Snodderly, co-owner of The Down Home, will be giving a presentation called “It’s About the Music,” and “Rise of the ‘Nones’” will be the topic of Rev. John Shuck, minister of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton.

Two field trips are planned.  Please click the www.acljc.org for more information and a complete list of fall programs.

Click HERE to view the 2014 Fall Class Schedule brochure.

Click HERE to register, or call (800) 222-3878.


Mental Health First Aid Certification Course

You're more likely to see someone having a panic attack than you are to see someone having a heart attack, yet many of  us lack the knowledge and skills to appropriately respond. Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking 8-hour course that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to individuals showing signs of a mental illness or substance abuse disorder. Since its introduction in 2008, more than 87,000 people have been trained across the country. Mental Health First Aid is based on the goals of traditional first aid: to create an environment where people know how to help someone in emergency situations. Instead of learning how to give CPR or treat physical injuries, the 8-hour course teaches people how to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and how to provide initial aid before guiding a person toward appropriate professional help.

Ron Morton, M.A.

Ron Morton, M.A., will be conducting this training. He has been working in the areas of substance abuse and mental health since 1984. Mr. Morton has earned 2 Masters Degrees in Clinical Psychology and achieved candidacy for a Ph.D. at California School of Professional Psychology. He is currently the Director of Recovery and Resiliency for BlueCare and TennCare Select of Tennessee and provides behavioral health services for the TennCare population.

$75 per person; Group rates are available.

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on October 14, 2014.

ETSU Kingsport Downtown, 300 Clinchfield Street, Suite 460, Kingsport, TN 37660.

Click HERE to register or call 800-222-3878.


GRE Prep Workshop

October 4, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

ETSU Gilbreath Hall, Room 305/306.

Click HERE to register for the GRE Prep Workshop.

Call (800) 222-3878 with any questions or for more information!


NEW! Buffalo Mountain Songwriting Workshop

November 4-25 (tentative dates)

Ed Snodderly, accomplished musician, actor, and co-owner of the Southern music culture venue Down Home, will be instructing a songwriting workshop for four sessions.  Call our office for more information!

(800) 222-3878.


TOEFL Tutorial Course

Next session to be announced.

ETSU is now offering an intensive online professional development program designed to help prepare international citizens for the official TOEFL examination.

These lessons are online. You can register for these lessons for $350.00. All materials are provided. Application for admission to ETSU is NOT required. The course of study is six weeks and you will have 24-hour access to the course. 

Lessons are structured over six weeks and give you direct, real-time access to the professor at pre-arranged times. This program will prepare English learners for the iBT TOEFL, including instruction in vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and the skills required for the reading, writing, listening and speaking sections of the iBT TOEFL.

Call the ETSU Office of Professional Development to be added to the wait list or for more information: (800) 222-3878.