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All students at UGA are required to meet with an academic advisor every semester. You are cleared to register for classes the following semester(s) only after meeting with your advisor. We expect you to be both prepared for and engaged in the advising experience throughout your time in the College of Education. The academic landscape is always subject to change, and although we can provide advice, you are ultimately responsible for knowing and understanding the degree requirements and policies related to your own academic progress.

Please schedule your advising appointment early as available sessions fill quickly. You can see the available appointments for your advisor in SAGE, as well as drop-in hours for brief questions. Advising appointments are approximately 30 minutes in length; be prepared to discuss plans for the following semester(s). During each appointment, you and your advisor will review degree progress and discuss course options. If your intended major is high-demand, your advisor can review application requirements and deadlines. Advisors can also direct you to additional resources on campus as needed. At the end of your appointment, you will have access to an academic plan in DegreeWorks, and your advising hold will be removed.

New to the College of Education?

Incoming First-Year Students

If you are new to the College of Education, you will be assigned a primary advisor in SAGE after selecting a major in Athena. When adding your major in Athena, please select the "Intended" option unless you have applied and/or been prompted by your advisor to declare the major program.

Students who are not yet accepted to a program within the College of Education are classified as intended students. If you are an incoming first-year student, you will be advised and cleared to register during your orientation session.

Considering a Change?

If you are an internal transfer student coming from another major at UGA, or want to investigate adding other programs (minors, certificates, Double Dawgs, etc.) to your academic studies, please consider your options within the College of Education by reviewing our undergraduate programs.

Your primary advisor in the College of Education can help you add minors to your current degree, discuss Double Dawgs programs, dual degree programs, and compare your current major to a new choice in the College. Both the UGA Bulletin and the DegreeWorks "What if" tool allow you to compare your current major to one of our programs. It may be that your new major choice only differs from your current program by a few classes.

When adding your major in Athena, please select the "Intended" option unless you have applied and/or been prompted by your advisor to declare the major program. Students that are not yet accepted to a program within the College of Education are classified as intended students.

Prospective Transfer Students

If you plan to transfer to the UGA College of Education, please review our Transfer Handbook. We strongly encourage you to visit the College if possible by reaching out to Gabby Graham, recruitment and visit coordinator.

Advising Contacts

If you have any problems with or questions about making an appointment, contact your primary advisor in the College of Education, who you can find on the network tab in SAGE. If you do not see your assigned primary advisor, please email Brennen Salmon (kinesiology majors) or Umesh Patel (teacher prep majors) for assistance.

Program Contact
Prospective and Visiting Students Gabby Graham
Athletic Training Brennen Salmon
Communication Sciences and Disorders Samantha Pattillo
Yadira Castillo
Early Childhood Education Debbie Hargrave
Erin Hill
English Education Umesh Patel
Exercise and Sport Science Leslie Moon
Brennen Salmon
Health and Physical Education Teresa McClure
Mathematics Education Yadira Castillo
Middle Grades Education Debbie Hargrave
Science Education Yadira Castillo
Social Studies Education Erin Hill
Special Education Samantha Pattillo
Sport Management Julian Williams
World Language Education Umesh Patel