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Student Services and Academic Advising

Welcome to the UMKC School of Education Student Services!

Student Services Mission Statement

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 a pre-education major, and those who are seeking admission to a teacher education program. All undergraduate students are required to meet with an academic adviser prior to enrolling in classes each semester.

To schedule an advising appointment:

  • Current/Admitted Students:  Use your UMKC SSO and password to log in to Blackboard/Connect to see your advisor’s weekly availability and schedule an appointment online. Click here for instructions if you are new to Connect.
  • Prospective Transfer Students:  Call (816) 235-2761 or email
  • Prospective High School Students/First-time College Freshmen:  Contact the UMKC Welcome Center to schedule a campus visit!

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