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2018-2019 Catalog
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College of Education and Human Services Office of Academic Support and Information Services

Web Address:http://www.unf.edu/coehs/oasis/Academic_Advising.aspx

Academic Advising

Cathy O'FarrellDirector
Kenneth Hill, Senior Academic Advisor, Secondary Education, Sport Management, Graduate Studies
Jay Fuller, Academic Advisor, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Doctoral Studies
Hailey Miller,  Academic  Advisor, Exceptional Student Education, Deaf Education, ASL/English Interpreting

Undergraduate

The Office of Academic Support and Information Services (OASIS) provides individualized academic advisement to all students in the College. During the initial advising conference, the advisor will help the student (1) select the major which will lead the student to achieving career goals, (2) evaluate the student’s lower-division course work to determine whether prerequisites for the major have been met, (3) plan a tentative program of study for the student to follow which will lead to graduation in the desired major, and (4) provide the student with a written copy of this tentative program. The tentative program will be finalized when the student is fully admitted to the college.

Students are encouraged to visit the Office of Academic Support and Information Services to meet with an academic advisor as early as possible so that a program of study may be prepared. This will provide students with a well-defined set of program requirements and enable them to progress in an efficient manner toward the completion of a degree. The Office of Academic Advising is located in Building. 57, Suite 1300, (904) 620-3934.

**Academic advising is provided to all students in the college. Students’ failure to seek advisement has historically resulted in scheduling problems, incomplete certification requirements, and delayed program completion. The College is not responsible for problems due to students’ failure to consult with advisors.

Graduate

Graduate students are expected to meet as soon as possible with their assigned faculty advisor to determine appropriate course work for their desired major.  During the initial advising conference, the faculty advisor will help the student (1) select the major which will lead the student to achieving career goals, (2) evaluate the student’s baccalaureate level course work to determine whether prerequisites for the major have been met, (3) plan a tentative program of study for the student to follow which will lead to graduation in the desired major, and (4) provide the student with a written copy of this tentative program. The tentative program will be finalized when the student is fully admitted to the college.

Students are provided with the names, telephone numbers and office location of their faculty advisor in their acceptance letter.  Students with specific questions or concerns about university policies or regulations may visit the Office of Academic Advising located in Building 57, Suite 1300, (904) 620-3934.

Clinical Experiences

All undergraduate and graduate teacher programs in the College of Education and Human Services involve a variety of clinical learning experiences. The Office of Academic Support and Information Services is housed in Building. 57 Suite 1300, (904) 620-3934.

All students enrolled in College of Education and Human Services courses requiring clinical experiences in schools or require the student to work at a school are mandated by state law to be fingerprinted and cleared prior to being permitted on elementary and secondary school campuses. Students should be aware that noncompliance with fingerprinting requirements will result in the inability to complete course requirements. Contact the Office Academic Support and Information Services for information regarding fingerprinting procedures.

Students participating in teacher education internships must submit an application for internship no later than the fourth Friday of the semester preceding the semester of internship (excluding summer terms). Each semester the College reviews all internship applications to assure the student has met all requirements for internship, including:

  1. Current status as a student in good academic standing (2.5 Cumulative GPA);
  2. Completion of all lower division general education and prerequisite courses with grades of “C” or higher;
  3. Completion of all college and program required courses with grades of “C” or higher;
  4. Successful completion of all specified critical tasks for the given major.
  5. Completion of mandatory criminal background checks and official fingerprinting in consonance with the policies of local school districts and state mandates.
  6. Documentation of completion of Professional Education Exam (PED) and respective Subject-Area Exam (SAE)

All student-teaching internships are considered full-time experiences. Students must adhere to the professional work responsibilities expected of all teachers in the schools in which internship experiences are held.

Please contact the Office of Academic Support and Information Services (located in Building 57, Suite 1300, 904-620-3934) for more information on fingerprinting, internship, and other clinical experiences.

Recruitment 

Jade Yuen, Coordinator of Recruitment and Outreach

The College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) has a dedicated coordinator for outreach for the Northeast Florida Region. This person is responsible for being at recruitment events in the community as well as our local state and community colleges. The coordinator also participates and presents college information at college fairs, local high school teacher academies, open houses, and many other events in the Northeast Florida Community.

Career Services

Nishawna Williams, Career Services Liaison

The College of Education and Human Services is committed to making sure that students have a clear career path once they graduate. Our Career Services Liaison is in the Academic Support and Information Services office to help a student navigate their path to earning their dream job or continuing their education. They conduct mock interviews, critique resumes, and other services are provided to make sure the College turns out successful graduates.  

Scholarships

Amanda Laukitis, Coordinator of Events Planning and Scholarships  

The College of Education and Human Services has several scholarships, grants, and fellowships that are unique and exclusive to COEHS students only. The coordinator of events planning is responsible for gathering all information and presenting such to the appropriate scholarship board to distribute funding.