Academic Advising

Students majoring in education should have an academic advisor for each teaching specialization.

  • The advisor for each specialization should be a faculty member from the academic department that offers the specialization.
  • Faculty members from the Department of Professional Education advise all Elementary (K-6) Majors.
  • All Early Education and Special Education minors should seek out a supplemental advisor from their minor area.
  • The advisor from the department of the student’s major has primary responsibility for assisting the students with scheduling.
  • Students are expected to meet with each of their academic advisors every term to discuss their academic progress and to plan their schedules for the next term.
  • If a student is dissatisfied with her or his academic advisor, she or he may change advisors by submitting a Data Change Form to the Registrar’s Office.

Although the academic advisor is expected to assist the student by providing information and answering questions regarding course requirements, course sequencing, admission and retention requirements, testing requirements, policy interpretations, etc., THE STUDENT HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAKING DECISIONS AFFECTING HIS OR HER OWN ACADEMIC PROGRESS.