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Welcome to TESS

It is the mission of the Teacher Education Student Services (TESS) Office to be a repository for the professional education program; to disseminate information regarding teacher education; and to coordinate the various teacher education processes.

To this end, the office strives to

  • courteously help faculty and students in answering their questions regarding the various aspects of the teacher education program at Northwest;
  • accurately and efficiently collect and file confidential student records;
  • responsibly coordinate admission to teacher education;
  • facilitate the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program;
  • assist the Director of Education Field Experiences;
  • and provide pertinent information to the Certification Officer.

Spring 2020

Due to COVID-19, the university has transitioned to restricted operations and is closed to the public.  During this time, I will be working remotely and you may reach the TESS Office by email at or at