Academic Advising

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:  Contact Jessica Gomes, Student Recruitment Specialist, at or (816) 235-2475.
  • 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.  If you do not know who your adviser is please contact the administrative assistant for your division at the phone number or e-mail below:

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