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Student Services

Undergraduate Advising

Academic Advising Information

Academic Advising is an essential part of your academic experience at UMD.

Our mission is to help you understand the academic requirements and curricular offerings in the College of Education (COE). Our advisors:

  • Assist you with realistically reviewing and planning your academic progress and discussing its relationship to successful degree completion.
  • Inform you about different campus resources and services that will help you to make the most of your experience while at the 含羞草研究所.
  • Administer mandatory advising meetings each semester (which are required for all current COE majors). 

COE Academic Advising Hours and Scheduling

The COE Office of Student Services is open from 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. 

Current UMD COE students may schedule appointments through  - more information is listed below. 

If you have questions or concerns, please email

Interested in Changing your Major to Education?

You鈥檙e invited to attend a Major Exploration Workshop!  This is your first step towards becoming an Education major. After attending a workshop, you鈥檒l learn more about how to schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

  • RSVP for a MEW to learn about our Majors that lead to Initial Teacher Certification Recommendation
  • RSVP for a MEW to learn about our Human Development Major

Advising for Current COE Majors

To schedule a Mandatory Advising Appointment (for current COE majors):

  1. Determine your Academic Advisor based on your major***. (Contact if you are unsure.) 
  2. Use to determine your registration appointment date. 
  3. Schedule an appointment with your advisor at least two weeks before your registration appointment date.
  4. Use to schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor.
    • Use this link if you would like to connect with us outside of Mandatory Advising as well.

***Secondary Education majors must be advised by their Content Area Advisor in addition to meeting with an Education Advisor.

Prepare for Your Appointment

It is important for you to do the necessary groundwork before your advising appointment to get the most out of meeting with your Advisor. 

Follow the steps below to ensure that your advising session is a productive one.

  1. Review your program sheet and your academic completion plan.
  2. Use the to:
    • Check off courses that you have completed or are in the process of completing in the current semester. 
    • Determine whether you still need to satisfy any .
  3. Use the   to see which of the courses that you need are available in the upcoming semester.
  4. Plan several tentative schedules because course availability may vary. You can make these schedules using the or by using online schedulers such as , which can be found under the "Office of the Registrar" option on .
  5. Bring the list of courses and the tentative schedules with you to your advising appointment.

Our Advisors

Janis Cornell-DeMoss

Janis Cornell-DeMoss
Director of Student Services

Advises: Students on Academic Dismissal, Dean's Level Exceptions to Policy

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Jessica Chew
Assistant Director

Advises: Special Populations, Minors: Secondary Education, Minor in Second Language Education

Brittani Berry

Brittani Berry
Academic Advisor

Advises: Middle School Math & Science, Secondary Education*

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Christie De Leon
Academic Advisor

Advises: Elementary Education, Special Education

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Andrea Torres Negron
Academic Advisor

Advises: Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education, Human Development

Office of Student Services

1204 Benjamin 鈥 301.405.2364 鈥