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Advising & Registration

Attention Students: 
In keeping in compliance with CDC guidelines for gathering and social distancing, all College of Education advising appointments have been made available virtually. Please see below for details.

(Actually) Annie Lara

Anette Lara
956.326.3098
anette.lara@tamiu.edu

Make an appointment with Anette Lara

Advising for:

Elementary Education: Bilingual Emphasis
ESL Emphasis
Early Learning Emphasis
Special Education Emphasis
Kinesiology (All-Level Certification)
All-Level Certification: Art, Spanish, Music
7-12 Certification: English, History, Math, & Science

Graduate Students 

 

Watch our webinar on the Credit/NoCredit Option

 

College of Education Virtual Advising

Please use the tabs below to find answers to common questions about virtual advising. 

Appointments will continue as scheduled, however, advising appointments can be conducted virtually using WebEx software*. One day prior to your appointment, you will receive an appointment remind by text and an email with the link to the appointment room. At your scheduled appointment time, you must connect with your COED advisor using this link. If you have any issues with the software, you must email your advisor at anette.lara@tamiu.edu in order to ensure you do not miss out on your appointment. If you do not log in or contact your advisor within the first 10 minutes of your scheduled appointment time, you will forfeit your appointment.

*This is a free conferencing software that allows for either audio or video participation. You can contact the Office of Information Technology (OIT) to learn more about this software.

  • A virtual advising appointment typically lasts 20 minutes.

  • Registration recommendations are based on your degree plans and the published schedule.

  • We will use our time together to be able to accommodate you in the classes you need based on your degree plan.

    • We will not use our time to discuss requests for specific instructors and or alternative class times

  • I will use the the last 10 minutes of your advising time to document the key points discussed as well as send you a follow up email concerning the recommendations and decisions about your classes for the upcoming semesters.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will need to respond to this email giving your consent to register you for any courses you have been advised for. We will NOT be able to process your registration without your written consent with your Dusty Email (@dusty.tamiu.edu).
 

Please don't worry about missing out on your College of Education classes. We'd like to assure you that Dean O'Meara and Associate Dean Ramirez have committed to creating the sections and employing the faculty we need to ensure all students will be able to be enrolled in the College of Education classes listed in their degree plan. You will still need to see an advisor to register for your classes.
We are still waiting on further instruction from the Texas Education Agency, as well as our local school districts. Please be patient, we will let you know once we have received confirmation.

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WHAT IS THE GPA REQUIREMENT FOR THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION?
To be considered for admission students are required to have at least an institutional, transfer, and overall GPA of 2.75. To remain in good standing and to graduate a GPA of 2.75 must be maintained each semester.

ARE C'S AND D'S ACCEPTED IN THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION?
In order to graduate from the College of Education, all teacher candidates must complete all coursework in the degree plan with a grade of “C” or better. Students pursuing Elementary Certification cannot have more than 5 “C”s in their subject content of the core.

WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION PROCESS?
After pre-advising meet with your advisor for assistance with course registration.

WHAT IS A REGISTRATION HOLD?
A hold prevents you from registration until action has been taken to solve the issue. Make sure to check Uconnect and contact your advisor for assistance.

UConnect -> Records & Registration -> View Holds


WHERE ARE THE COED ADVISORS LOCATED?
We are currently located in Pellegrino Hall 302

You can view the TAMIU map here. We are on the 3rd floor of Pellegrino Hall. If you go through the double doors near the elevator, you will be directed to our office. 


HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO SEE MY ADVISOR?
We recommend you to see your advisor at least at the beginning and mid semester.
You can make an appointment with your advisor using the buttons near the top of this page.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE AN ADVISOR?
In order to ensure you are seen in a timely manner, scheduling an appointment might be the best option, nevertheless, we are always happy to assist walk-ins during our operation hours.

WHAT IS MY CLASSIFICATION?
Freshmen have 0 – 29 completed semester credit hours.
Sophomores have 30 – 59 completed semester credit hours.
Juniors have 60 – 89 completed semester credit hours.
Seniors have 90+ completed semester credit hours.

HOW DO I CHANGE MY MAJOR INTO OR OUT OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION?
Make sure to meet with a COED advisor to discuss admission and program requirements. The advisor will also be able assist you if any forms or documentation need to be submitted.

MY FRIENDS HAVE BEEN RECEIVING TEXT MESSAGES FROM THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, BUT I HAVE NOT. HOW CAN I SIGN UP FOR THEM?

Please send an email to Mindy Downie at melinda.downie@tamiu.edu. She will be able to help set you up with these important notifications. 
It is also recommended that you update your contact information with the Office of the Registrar. You can email any changes to your contact information (phone numbers, emails, and so on) to registrar@tamiu.edu.

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