College of Education and Human Services Office of Academic Support and Information Services
Cathy O'Farrell, Director
Randall Crawford, Academic Advisor, Secondary Education, Sport Management
Daniel Ross, Academic Advisor, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education
Hailey Sackett, Academic Advisor, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Deaf Education, ASL/English Interpreting
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 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 Petway Hall, 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 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 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 Support and Information Services located in Petway Hall, Suite 1300, (904) 620-3934.
All undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Education and Human Services involve a variety of clinical experiences.
All students enrolled in College of Education and Human Services courses requiring clinical experiences in schools or require the student to complete requirements at a school are mandated by state law to have a Level 2 background check (including fingerprints) done by the school district 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:
- Current status as a student in good academic standing (2.5 Cumulative GPA);
- Completion of all lower division general education and prerequisite courses with grades of “C” or higher;
- Completion of all college and program required courses with grades of “C” or higher;
- Completion of mandatory criminal background checks and official fingerprinting in consonance with the policies of local school districts and state mandates.
- 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 Petway Hall, Suite 1300, 904-620-3934) for more information on fingerprinting, internship, and other clinical experiences.
Recruitment and Outreach
Jade Yuen, Coordinator of Recruitment and Outreach
The College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) has a dedicated coordinator for recruitment and 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.
Patti Palmer, Coordinator of Career and Employer Services
The College of Education
and Human Services is committed to making sure that students have a clear
career path once they graduate. Our Career and Employer Services Coordinator is in the Academic
Support and Information Services office to help a student navigate a path
to earning their dream job or continuing their education. Mock
interviews, resume critiques and workshops, and other services are provided to make sure the
College produces successful graduates.