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Graduate Advising

Advising in the School of Education is split between Faculty Advising and Academic Advising:

  • Faculty Advising - You are assigned a faculty advisor based on the graduate program of matriculation. Contact your faculty advisor to discuss program requirements, such as whether you will take an intensive exam, prepare a portfolio, etc.  You should also speak to your faculty advisor regarding questions you may have regarding individual course requirements or whether outside graduate course work is appropriate for your program.
  • Academic Advising - Academic advisors are professional staff in the Office of Academic and Student Services who can assist you with graduation requirements and documentation needed to earn your degree.

The School of Education Office of Academic and Student Services will help you:

  • Address your concerns and needs
  • Understand academic requirements and maintain your student record
  • Negotiate academic polices and processes
  • Serve as a center for student advocacy
  • Determine if you are ‘on track’ to graduate in your program
  • Administer the Child Health & Life Safety Exam
  • Provide credential file maintenance and coordinate certification for eligible students including fingerprinting, if you are in a teacher preparation program.
  • Provide important information to you via the AcadServ e-mail.

Your Contacts in the Office of Academic and Student Services are:

Amie Redmond amredmon@syr.edu • 443-2506 Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Services
Contact Amie if you have a problem, issue, or concern that requires a higher level of authority, or a confiden­tial matter to discuss.

Carol Dewitt cedewitt@syr.edu • 443-2506 Assistant to the Assistant Dean
Contact Carol if you would like to meet with the Assistant Dean.

Pam Hachey pkhachey@syr.edu • 443-2526 Assistant Director of Academic Advising
Contact Pam if your last name begins with A-K to discuss graduation requirements and documentation needed to certify your advanced degree.

Carol Radin • cvradin@syr.edu • 443-9320 Assistant Director of Academic Advising
Contact Carol if your last name begins with L-Z to discuss graduation requirements and documentation needed to certify your advanced degree.

Crystal Ross crross@syr.edu • 443-9319 Office Coordinator/Receptionist
Contact Crystal if you have questions about where to locate forms or how to complete them. To make an appoint­ment to take the Child Health, Life and Safety Seminar exam email NYSCHLSS@syr.edu

Linda DeFrees ladefree@syr.edu • 443-4759 Coordinator of Career Services and Certification
Contact Linda for a resume and cover letter review and to start your credential file for prospective employers. Linda can answer your questions regarding the New York State teacher certification process and will offer fingerprinting services. She will assist you with your job search.

Laurie Deyo lldeyo@syr.edu • 443-2505 Graduate Admissions Recruiter
Contact Laurie if you would like information on or would like to apply to graduate school at SOE.

Zachary Schuster zmschust@syr.edu • 443-4269 Undergraduate Admissions Recruiter
Contact Zachary for information on undergraduate admissions.

Please note that the office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the academic year and from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the summer.

Services available to graduate students include the following: