The Middle Tennessee Education Center (MTEC) is a partnership of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Motlow State Community College (MSCC), and Bedford County.

On February 12, 2009, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools approved MTEC as an instructional site. On February 18, 2010, the partnership conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony, officially opening MTEC’s new facilities at 200 Dover Street in Shelbyville. In October 2010, the Tennessee Higher Education Center approved MTEC as an off-campus center.

MTEC’s purpose is to provide additional higher education opportunities to residents of southern Middle Tennessee‐particularly those in Bedford, Coffee, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, and Moore Counties‐making higher education more readily accessible and affordable for students in those communities.

Among MTEC’s most important goals is to provide, through on-site faculty instruction and through videoconferencing, complete academic programs that lead to MTSU baccalaureate degrees at the MTEC facility.


MTSU celebrates education in Shelbyville with an open house at MTEC (August 2, 2012).