Student Resources

Academic Advising

Students enrolled in programs at the College of Education as primarily supported by faculty advisors. Each student is assigned to a faculty advisor. Students are responsible for learning about program and degree requirements, availing themselves of available university resources, and tracking their own progress, amongst other responsibilities. Faculty advisors are responsible for supporting the success of their advisee. Typical advisor responsibilities include approving a student’s academic program of study, providing program information, clarifying program requirements, policies, and procedures, assisting in identifying appropriate resources, and upholding the high academic standards of their program and the institution. Students should contact their program’s administrative assistant if they need support identifying their faculty advisor. Students with concerns regarding academic advising should contact the associate dean for academic and student services; contact information is included below.

Program Resources

To learn more about program and degree requirements, access your program's handbook. Each program typically posts handbooks on the program's website. You can also get a copy by contacting assigned faculty advisors or the program administrative assistant for your program.



Catholic School Special Tuition Grant

  • Provides up to a 50 percent tuition reduction for full-time teachers and principals in Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Seattle who are enrolled and fully admitted to a master's program in the College of Education.  
  • A separate application from the Seattle University's Student Financial Services Office is required.
  • The grant is not available for doctoral, pre-service teacher preparation (MIT) classes or to students eligible for Matteo Ricci College tuition remission.

Associate Dean Support & Appointments

Beyond academic advising provided by faculty, the associate dean also supports students. These support areas include academic integrity and student code of conduct processes, grade grievances, registrar functions (including special records requests, course scheduling, student adding, dropping, waitlists, and most matters relating to petitions for exception to policy) and student activities. The associate dean also supports the resolution of student concerns or complaints. The Associate Dean is available to meet throughout the academic year. Please email the Associate Dean's assistant, Eunice MacGill directly.

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Manivong Ratts, PhD, LMHC, NCC

PhD, Counselor Education and Supervision, Oregon State University
MS, Counseling, Oregon State University
BA, Psychology, Western Washington University

Associate Dean College of Education
Certification Officer
Professor, Counseling

Phone: (206) 296-2843

Building/Room: Loyola 503

ADA Coordinator & Academic Accommodations

As the College’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator, Dr. Cinda Johnson supports the implementation of accommodations within the College by serving as a resource for both students and faculty in coordination with Disability Services. Students are encouraged to explore resources through Disability Services and meet with faculty one-on-one to discuss academic accommodations.

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Cinda Johnson, EdD

EdD, Special Education, University of Washington
MA, Curriculum and Instruction & Administration, Gonzaga University
BS, Special Education and Elementary Education, University of Idaho

Chair, Teaching, Learning and Social Justice Department (EDAD, ENES, TEED, SPED, SPSY)
Program Director, Associate Professor, Special Education (SPED)
Principal Investigator, Center for Change in Transition Services (CCTS)
ADA Coordinator

Phone: (206) 296-5888

Building/Room: Loyola 308