Senatorial Degree Guidelines

The second stage of the TSA Advanced Degree program  is the Senatorial Degree. This degree is available to all TSA members who have earned the TSA Congressional Degree. The following requirements must be met before a TSA member can become eligible for this degree.

1. Be a TSA member of good standing.


2. Must have ran for a local TSA chapter office.


3. Attend a TSA Fall Leadership Conference.


4. Take the TSA Senatorial Degree written exam, scoring 90 percent or above.


a. A time limit of 30 minutes shall be given for the exam.
b. The exam shall cover an immense range of TSA material and be 45 questions in length.
d. The exam shall consist of multiple choice questions.
d. The materials that the members will be tested over will include:


(1) The motto
(2) The colors and their meaning
(3) The officer symbols
(4) The duties of the officers
(5) The goals and purposes of the organization
(6) The names, schools, and offices of the state officers, representatives, and alternates
(7) The key personnel of TSA (e.g., National Director, State Director, etc.)
(8) The TSA official dress
(9) National TSA information
(10) Advanced Leadership Degrees
(11) TSA Creed

 

These members are now eligible to proceed to the next set of requirements for the Senatorial Degree. They are as follows:

1. Must maintain a "B" average or better in all STEM classes.
2. Must give at least one public presentation about TSA or STEM.
3. Must serve on at least one local TSA chapter activity committee.
4. Must attend and compete in at least one competitive event at the TSA State Conference.
5. Complete and send in the TSA Senatorial Degree application by the posted deadline to Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.


All applications shall be screened prior to the TSA State Conference. Members who meet all the above requirements shall be recognized during the TSA State Conference as being recipients of the TSA Senatorial Degree. These members will be awarded the appropriate lapel pin. Receiving the Senatorial Degree makes the TSA member eligible to pursue the TSA Presidential Degree.

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