Advising

Undergraduate Advising

You'll engage with professional academic advisors to navigate your undergraduate academic and career goals. Specializing in the areas of Early Childhood Studies, Elementary Education, Middle Level Teaching and Learning, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Special Education and Sport Management, the advisors work collaboratively with you to:

  • Explore and strive for academic and career goals and aspirations.
  • Develop an academic plan guiding them to degree completion.
  • Effectively utilize campus resources.
  • Complete necessary paperwork and logistical items necessary to degree progress.

What to Expect from Your Undergraduate Advisor

  • Assist you to understand university policies and procedures, general education requirements and program curriculums
  • Encourage and guide you in the process of defining, developing and attaining academic and career-related goals
  • Assist you in developing skills needed to create realistic and attainable educational plans.
  • Provide information regarding relevant campus resources and services that will assist in enhancing academic performance and college experience
  • Foster a collaborative partnership between faculty, staff and other students
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Be accessible to you for questions and concerns
  • Encourage your ability to think critically, solve problems and make informed decisions about your future life plans
  • Promote ethical conduct
  • Monitor your academic progress

Graduate Advising

Graduate students in the College of Education engage with professional academic advisors and/or faculty advisors to navigate their academic and professional goals. Each student has access to personalized advising and faculty mentorship.

The relationship you build with your advisor is one that can have a great impact on your academic achievements and life as a graduate student. Your specific department advisor will assist you through this process of planning and discovery.

Contact your department advisor for more information.

Contact Us

College of Education Student Services
Gabel Hall 138
815-753-8352
cedustudentservices@niu.edu

Hours

Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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