Two academic advisors are available in the EPIC department to assist you. A good relationship with your advisor can greatly enhance your educational experience. Both you and your advisors have responsibilities in this relationship, but the ultimate responsibility for completing the degree requirements rests with you. Successful students take advantage of the advising offered by the department to avoid errors and delays in their academic progress.
Tamika Blanks will start with you as your advisor until you fulfill the requirements for admission to professional education, which is typically the first two years. She will assist you in creating a four year plan of study to fulfill the requirements for completing your degree.
Jim Beard will then advise you after you have been admitted to professional education, which is typically the last two years. He will work with you to complete your degree and assist you with obtaining your license after you graduate so that you can start your professional career as an educator.
Jim Beard, M.A.
Director of Educational Planning and Information Center
Coordinator of Advising
Jim Beard advising an education student.