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College of Education Student Affairs Office
134 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824
517.353.9680; 517.432.2718 (fax)

The College of Education Student Affairs Office is your center for curriculum and academic planning. Advisors are knowledgeable about university regulations, degree requirements, student resources and teacher certification program requirements.

Advising Office

The Student Advising Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm. MSU undergraduates should schedule academic advising appointments online. Others should call 517.353.9680 to schedule appointments.

MSU students and recent alumni can make an appointment with their College of Education Career Consultant to discuss career and internship planning. To make a career advising appointment log into MySpartanCareer then click the Calendar/Advising Appointment tab.

Honors College Students
Honors College students are advised in the department/college of their major. Advisors in the Honors College and College of Education are also important resources. The Honors College Advising Office is located in 103 Eustace Hall.

Secondary Education
Students pursuing secondary certification are advised in the department/college of their academic major. Advisors in the College of Education are a second important advising resource.

Study Skills Help
Please contact advisors Janet Chegwidden or Amy Tratt for help and suggestions related to academic success.  Please see Best Study Tips.

Academic Advisors offer:

  • Assistance in developing individual programs of study
  • Assistance in selection of cognates, specializations, majors and minors
  • Review of degree requirements
  • Enrollment and registration information
  • Referral to campus resources
  • Planning toward career goals
  • Certification of completion of graduation (and teacher certification) requirements

Students are responsible for:

  • Knowing and fulfilling graduation (and certification) requirements
  • Using college and university publications to understand and plan their academic programs; for example:
    • MSU Academic Programs
    • MSU Description of Courses
    • MSU Schedule of Courses

Individual Advising Appointments and Group Advising Sessions


We try to offer walk-in advising for Kinesiology, Athletic Training and teacher preparation students each day. Hours vary throughout the semester. Please check the walk-in schedule and call the office before coming to be sure there have been no changes. Advisors’ schedules fill up quickly after spring break, so be sure to schedule well in advance of your enrollment date.

Make good use of your advising sessions. Prior to each session, be sure to review program requirements, create a list of questions, and do a preliminary schedule plan.

Group sessions are scheduled at several key times during your undergraduate program. Freshmen attend group sessions in which orientation information is reviewed and assistance with second year scheduling is provided. Sophomores also meet in group sessions during the spring after admission decisions have been made. Program specifics, testing issues and team information are discussed at that time.

Career Advising

Students can get information about career advising or make an appointment with their College of Education Career Consultant to discuss career and internship planning. To make an appointment log into MySpartanCareer then click the Calendar/Advising Appointment tab.

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