Student Services and Academic Advising

Welcome to the UMKC School of Education Student Services!

Mission Statement For Student Services

Facilitating student success by providing quality services and support in the spirit of building a community of learners.

Student Services Objectives

  • Act as a referral, resource, and campus advocate for all future and current students in the SOE
  • Administer admission to the teacher education program
  • Provide all undergraduate and teacher certification advising
  • Coordinate the processing of teacher certification at all levels
  • Coordinate student events and graduation
  • Administer SOE scholarships
  • Act as an adviser to SOE student-run organizations
  • Assist SOE students to facilitate an overall successful academic experience

Undergraduate Advising

The SOE Student Services Office advises students who have declared an education or pre-education major and those seeking admission to a teacher education program. Shay N. Dodson is the adviser for Early Childhood and Elementary Education majors. Gina Sanders is the adviser for Middle School and Secondary Education majors. To schedule an appointment, please call (816) 235-2234. Each semester, all undergraduate students are required to meet with an academic adviser prior to enrolling in classes.

Graduate Advising

Graduate students can schedule an appointment with a faculty adviser about available degree options or work directly with the administrative assistants in each of the three divisions within the School of Education to determine the best course of study:

  • Counseling and Educational Psychology at (816) 235-2492
  • Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies at (816) 235-2245
  • Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations at (816) 235-2716