Academic Advising

Teacher candidates 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/program that offers the specialization.
  • Faculty members from the Teacher Education Program advise all Elementary (K6) Majors.
  • All Early Education and Special Education minors should seek out a supplemental advisor from their minor area.
  • The advisor from the department/program of the teacher candidate’s major has primary responsibility for assisting the candidate with scheduling.
  • Teacher candidates 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 candidate 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 teacher candidate by providing information and answering questions regarding course requirements, course sequencing, admission and retention requirements, testing requirements, policy interpretations, etc., THE TEACHER CANDIDATE HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAKING DECISIONS AFFECTING HIS OR HER OWN ACADEMIC PROGRESS.