School of Education Advising
The School of Education and Counseling is committed to your success. The unit believes that PNW teacher preparation programs should support candidates’ professional leadership and ethic development and continual growth in not only necessary knowledge and skills but also necessary dispositions and professional behaviors for becoming effective educators. The unit believes effective educators should also be committed to their students’ continual growth and making positive changes in the educational environment where they work.
Key to Your Success
Developing a relationship with your academic advisor is a key factor in your success as they can help keep you on track to graduate in a timely manner and provide insight into various career options as well as learning opportunities. After admission into PNW, you will meet with your advisor to develop your plan of study, and receive help in registering for classes. Meeting with your academic advisor once per semester is necessary to ensure a successful college experience that incorporates the development of educational expertise and effective time management.
Helpful Tips for Advisees
- Take responsibility for your plan of study as well as your progress towards your degree.
- Meet with your advisor at least once per semester.
- Be prepared to discuss challenges during your advisory meeting, as this is a good time to work with your advisor in moving forward.
- Review courses that are needed for your degree, especially those that are to be taken in sequence. Some courses require prerequisites before moving forward and without the necessary coursework, you are at risk for being dropped from the class. A suggested Plan of Study can be found online.
- Understand the process of registration and use of the registration system. It is your responsibility to develop your schedule each semester and be able to register yourself for classes through this system. Feel free to contact your advisor in the event of an error. Be aware of registration opening and closing dates.
- When transitioning through each strand, there are applications that are required that are due to your advisor. Until your advisor approves your application, there will be a hold on classes needed. Be aware of application due dates as it relates to registration. Refer to the Admissions tab of your educational program for more information on the prerequisites of each Strand.
- Follow the plan of study in effect at the time you make any changes in your degree.
- Consider your student teaching as an experience that enhances your education as well as your resume.