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College of Education

The following information is made available to assist you in preparing for your New Student Registration Day and specifically, your academic advising appointment. Visit the College of Education website to learn more about what is going on in teacher education or if you have questions that need to be answered. Be sure also to read the recommendations on the Prepare for Academic Advising website. 

Welcome Future Bulldog Educators! We are pleased to have you join the College of Education and look forward to learning more about you and your family during New Student Registration. As part of your day we will give you a glimpse into the next four years and help you build excitement as you move towards Welcome Week in the fall. 

In preparation for your visit, please take note of the following:

Placement Exams

We encourage you to take a placement exam in the foreign language(s) that you studied during high school. This will help us to facilitate coursework selection should you decide to minor or pursue a teaching license in a particular foreign language. In addition, all elementary teachers need to meet a cultural competency requirement. Placement at a particular level in a foreign language can help address that need.

Please note that if you plan to teach chemistry, you should take the chemistry placement exam as well.

Prepare for Academic Advising

You will meet several members of the College of Education faculty and staff during your visit to campus. This is intentional! We want you to feel connected to a variety of people on campus before you arrive in the fall. You will not meet with your permanent academic advisor on this day, but you will be advised by a member of the faculty who works with students in your degree area.  

You will be enrolled in at least two College of Education courses, a First Year Seminar and some additional Core Curriculum courses as part of your schedule. A schedule that includes approximately 15 hours of course work for your first semester is recommended. We want you to have a good taste of academic life while also getting used to being a college student.

Finally, please review the First Year Seminar topics and select a variety that are of interest so that you have some options ready for your academic advising appointment.

We are thrilled that you are joining us and look forward to seeing you on your New Student Registration Day!