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Undergraduate 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 undergraduate program of matriculation. Contact your faculty advisor about specific program requirements, academic decision-making and planning, support, and connections to campus resources.
  • Academic Advising - Academic advisors are professional staff in the Office of Academic and Student Services who can assist you navigate the registration process, School of Education programs, policies, the Intra-University Transfer process, rules and regulations, grades, transfer credits and requirements for graduation.   It is best to maintain contact with them at least once per academic year.

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
  • Assist you with registration, academic decision making, and college-life issues
  • Determine if you are ‘on track’ to graduate in your program
  • Assist you if you want to explore other programs on campus
  • Explain secondary or dual major options or SOE minors
  • Administer the Child Health & Life Safety Exam
  • Provide career services upon graduation
  • Provide credential file maintenance and coordinate certification for eligible students including fingerprinting, if you are in a teacher preparation program.
  • Assist you to understand School of Education program for Intra-University Transfer
  • Provide important information to you via the AcadServ e-mail.

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

Amie Redmondamredmon@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 and you want to discuss academic decision making, course registration, minors, program changes, progress towards degree and graduation requirements, or to discuss college-life issues. Other topics include college academic success and workshop options, summer programs at SU, and any other academic related issue.

Carol Radin cvradin@syr.edu • 443-9320 Assistant Director of Academic Advising
Contact Carol if your last name begins with L-Z and you want to discuss academic decision
making, course registration, minors, program changes, progress towards degree and graduation requirements, or to discuss college-life issues. Other topics include college academic success and workshop options, summer programs at SU, and any other academic related issue.

Crystal Ross crross@syr.edu • 443-9319 Office Coordinator/Receptionist
Contact Crystal if you have any questions about where to locate forms and 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 fingerprint you. She can also assist you with your job search.

Zachary Schuster zmschust@syr.edu • 443-4269 Undergraduate Admissions Recruiter
Contact Zachary if you would like to become a peer advisor for the School of Education.

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.

Services available to undergraduate students include the following: