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An education advisor works with high school and college students to help them make academic decisions that will prepare them for future success. Those who work with high school students may offer advice on which courses to take, when to take college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT, how to fill out the Common Application, how to apply for financial aid and which colleges or training programs to consider based on their qualifications and future aspirations. Advisors who work with college students may consult with them about course selections, major choices, career possibilities and networking opportunities.


An education advisor is a consultant or academic counselor for college students or students who are entering college. As an advisor, you may help students explore different majors, discuss their career path, choose classes and complete the enrollment process. You may work with students throughout their college years to handle academic problems, make decisions regarding major changes and plan for their continued education or entrance into the workforce.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), school and career counselor jobs (which includes education counselors) were predicted to grow 11% from 2020 to 2030, faster than average for all occupations. However, hiring may be dependent on state and local budgeting restraints.

One option is to get a job as a school counselor in an elementary or middle school. In this job, you would help students deal with mental health problems, classroom behavioral issues, social challenges and other issues that can affect their wellbeing and academic success. For this job, you would need to complete a master's degree program and pass a licensure exam to work in a public school. Alternatively, you could direct your counseling career toward a completely different area, such as marriage and family therapy, where you would work with clients to help them deal with a wide range of issues that affect their relationships. The minimum educational requirement for this career is a master's degree.

Peer advisors assist with general information about teaching pathways and general advising for Corvallis degree programs. Peer tutors help students prepare for their Professional Program applications.

For current or prospective students with advising questions such as degree planning and requirements, applying to programs, transferring credits, etc. First year students and prospective students are encouraged to start by meeting with a peer advisor.

Prospective students interested in teaching math or science at the middle/high school can review information for the Education Double Degree or Master of Science in Education as possible pathways. For additional questions, students with less than 45 credits (first-year students) are encouraged to start by meeting with a peer advisor or can contact [email protected]

Our two full time academic advisors look forward to meeting with students who are education majors as well as returning students seeking licensure in the P-12 public schools. Our goal is to provide students with the skills necessary to be successful in their 4 years at MSU. In line with the MSU Advising Syllabus, we are committed to:

We strongly encourage you to make an appointment with your advisor if you have any questions or concerns about your degree program. Before you make an appointment, please be aware of the following periods that may result in a longer than normal waiting period:

Education Advisors and Specialists are passionate about saving species through community engagement and education. Through collaboration with AZA Animal Programs, which include Taxon Advisory Groups, Species Survival Plan Programs, Scientific Advisory Groups, and SAFE, Education Advisors can have a profound impact on species conservation around the world and across AZA institutions. While AZA Animal and Conservation Program leaders are committed to and supportive of education, Education Advisors bring professional expertise to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of both project-based and ongoing education initiatives.

For answers to your academic advising us at and include your (a) Rocket ID number and (b) a phone number where we can reach you. You may direct the email to a specific advisor within the email and we will try to adhere to your wishes as much as possible. You WILL receive a response ASAP. Here are some examples of common questions:

Office hours are 8:00am-5:00pm. Visit to schedule an advising appointment if you have an assigned Education advisor. Otherwise, please call the Education Advising and Student Services Center at 502.852.5597, or stop by the office located in the Education Building, Room 140.

We follow a faculty advising model at the Pitt School of Education. Your advisor is a full-time professor whose area of expertise matches your program of study and your academic interests. The guidance you receive is based on relevant issues and emerging practices in your field.

The advisors in our office are here to assist you with progression toward degree completion, degree and licensure requirements, navigating university technology and resources, course selection and registration issues, exploring teaching areas and endorsements, meeting licensure testing requirements, and many other things! We are committed to engaging with you in a holistic partnership focused on your particular educational and professional goals.

Continuing students are encouraged to check in regularly with their advisors to confirm course selection prior to registration, check on progress to graduation, and discuss any questions or concerns about school.

The Sylvia Hack Boyer Center for Student Services supports undergraduate students in the College of Education and Health Professions. The center offers student advising and coordinates all student success initiatives and services. Our team of advisors and specialists helps students navigate their college experience, supporting them all the way through graduation. The team also can assist with post-graduation planning and success. BCSS was established in 1994 through a generous gift from Sylvia and Tommy Boyer.

Mrs. Boyer taught in the Fayetteville and Amarillo, Texas public schools and was an instructor at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas. Throughout her life, she sustained a strong interest in children and education.

The Boyers established seven endowed scholarships across campus in the Alumni Association, the Razorback Foundation, the School of Law, and the colleges of business and of education and health professions. They were founding gold members of the Towers of Old Main. Also, they were honored by the university as Volunteers of the Year in 1992 and received the Arkansas Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 1999.

Advisors are located in each program. Find the contact information for your advisor below. Click on the program name to visit their website for additional information and to schedule an appointment. Students who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching should visit Pre-Teaching Advising to learn how to become a teacher. Students who are currently experiencing academic challenges or recovering from academic warning, probation, or suspension are encouraged to visit Academic Success Resources. Undergraduate students who are undecided and interested in exploring different majors at the university, please call 703.993.2470 to schedule a one-on-one appointment with an advisor.

The Division of Academic Services provides start-to-finish advising for undergraduate programs in the college. Students are assigned an academic advisor, whom they will work with from entrance to graduation, based on program area and last name.

TEAL advisors will accommodate walk-ins as much as possible, but making an appointment is recommended. Prospective students may meet with any available TEAL advisor and can schedule an appointment by calling the TEAL front office at 704-687-8725 or contacting the advisor assigned to their last name directly. Current students are expected to meet with their assigned advisor unless exceptional circumstances prevent this from happening. The easiest way for current students to schedule an appointment is in Connect (accessible through

In-person and virtual appointments are available. Students can select their preferred format in the location drop-down menu in Connect. In-person appointments are held in COED 119, and virtual appointments are held via Zoom. Virtual appointment confirmation messages in Connect will include a link to the meeting, and advising documents will be shared electronically by advisors before or at the start of each appointment.

Students who need to cancel an appointment should do so in Connect as soon as possible so that the time can be made available to others. Students who do not show up for two back-to-back appointments during pre-registration advising (October and March) without canceling beforehand will be unable to schedule another appointment through Connect without first speaking with their advisor.

All undergraduate education majors begin as pre-majors (e.g., Pre-Elementary Education) and have an assigned advisor in TEAL. Pre-education majors may meet with their advisor as often as needed but must meet at least once per semester in order to have their registration hold removed. The month leading up to registration (October for Spring, March for Summer/Fall) is the busiest time of year for TEAL advisors, so students are encouraged to make their appointments early.

Current pre-education majors can schedule an appointment with their assigned advisor in Connect (accessible through Prospective pre-education majors can schedule an appointment by calling the TEAL front office at 704-687-8725 or by contacting the advisor assigned to their last name directly. 041b061a72


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