Each student is assigned to a faculty advisor within their program. Students can identify their assigned faculty advisor through SUOnline. 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.
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.
MySU is a single resource that serves as an access point for Canvas, email, MySeattleU, and other SU platforms.
To be added to a waitlist for any College of Education courses with the “EDUC” prefix, please complete the following form. You will be contacted at least within a month of classes starting, although waitlists will be maintained through the 10th day of the term. Be sure to monitor your Seattle University email; you are required to confirm registration and your window to respond may be as short as 3 calendar days. For questions regarding the EDUC course waitlists, contact COEWaitlists@seattleu.edu.
For all other courses, if a class lists no capacity for additional enrollment, please contact the program administrative assistant that is assigned to the program in which the course is situated; your program administrative assistant may not be the one who can help you with the waitlist for a course. For example, all students who wish to be added to a counseling courses waitlist must contact the program administrative assistant for the counseling program, regardless of what degree they’re completing.
Disabilities Services works in partnership with College of Education faculty and the associate dean in providing accommodations to students with disabilities. The office’s role is to identify students with disabilities and to inform faculty about the specific accommodations that they have a responsibility to provide. Dr. Cinda Johnson serves supports both faculty and students in the academic adjustment process; contact information is included below.
Lemieux Library provides services, technology, and spaces that support research, teaching, and learning. Librarians offer research consultations, course-integrated library instruction, and course reserves, and collaborate with faculty to develop digital and print collections that are supplemented by effective inter-institutional resource-sharing. Adjunct have faculty to all resources, including Summit and WorldCat resources. The Learning Commons brings together the Writing Center, Learning Assistance Programs, Math Lab, Media Production Center, and Library Research Services to support teaching and learning. A faculty lounge provides space for reading, conversation, and collaboration.
Learning assistance programs include individual consultations, tutoring services, and learning strategy workshops.
The Writing Center offers one-on-one, hour-long sessions to graduate students. Using a class assignment, consultants focus on the improvement of writing skills. The website also offers an array of resources related to brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising and editing, and various systems of citations.
The office provides support selecting a fellowship or scholarship, writing personal statements and grant proposals, and preparing for interviews.
PhD, Counselor Education and Supervision, Oregon State University
MS, Counseling, Oregon State University
BA, Psychology, Western Washington University
Associate Dean College of Education
Phone: (206) 296-2843
Building/Room: Loyola 503
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)
Phone: (206) 296-5888
Building/Room: Loyola 308