Office of Student Support Services Advising Policy
EC-6 and 4-8 Core Subjects:
All Interdisciplinary Studies majors should visit the COPE Office of Student Support Services to meet with a staff advisor for an initial advising session. Your advisor will assist in:
- Preparing a degree plan worksheet
- Determining appropriate course substitutions
- Making course recommendations
- Checking the accuracy of transfer course work on your TWU transcript
- Monitoring your progress in meeting requirements for the Teacher Education Program
- Providing referrals for campus resources
- Assisting if you have academic difficulty
After completing approximately 45 hours, you’ll be assigned to a faculty advisor; however, you’re encouraged to visit the support services office as often as necessary for guidance in meeting certification requirements.
7-12 and EC-12:
If you plan to teach high school or seek a certificate that covers all grade levels, you will major in the subject area of your certificate. Faculty advisors for students seeking degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Health Sciences are listed below:
|Art||Diane Gregory||ART 203||(940) email@example.com|
|Computer Science||Don Edwards||MCL 302||(940) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dance||Ilana Morgan||DGL 205A||(940) email@example.com|
|Deaf Education||Tamby Allman||MCL 806||(940) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|English||Stephen Souris||CFO 903||(940) email@example.com|
|Health Education||Roger Shipley||CFO 1006||(940) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|History||Lybeth Hodges||CFO 603||(940) email@example.com|
|Mathematics||Cathy Banks||MCL 416||(940) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Music||Vicki Baker||MUS 204||(940) email@example.com|
|Physical Education||Kathryn Brown||PH 208H||(940) 898-2851|
|Science-Major in Biology||Sandra Westmoreland||GRB 230||(940) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Science-Major in Chemistry||Rich Jones||SCI 213P||(940) email@example.com|
|Social Studies||Lybeth Hodges||CFO 603||(940) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Theatre Arts||Patrick Bynane||MUS 200||(940) email@example.com|
|Family & Consumer Sciences||Joyce Armstrong||HDB 104G||(940) firstname.lastname@example.org|
All students seeking teacher certification will minor in Education, which requires the following courses be completed with a C or better:
EDUC 2003: Schools and Society
EDUC 3003: Learning Theory and Development
EDUC 3482: Teaching the Diverse Learner Through Technology Integration
EDUC 4113: Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment
EDUC 4243: Classroom Environment and Management
TWU uses an electronic degree-auditing system called DARS that matches courses you complete with the requirements of your academic degree program. DARS allows students, and advisors, to track their progress toward meeting graduation requirements. One year before your anticipated graduation date, you must meet with an advisor to check the accuracy of your DARS report and, after necessary adjustments are made, sign a DARS Verification Form for submission to the Registrar. All students must have a signed verification form on file in the Registrar’s office in order to graduate.
Interdisciplinary Studies majors should make an appointment in the Office of Student Support Services (regardless of whether you have a faculty advisor) to complete a DARS verification form. Majors in other colleges should contact their faculty advisor. During your appointment, you will:
- Review your degree plan worksheet to make sure you will be able to graduate in one year’s time.
- Make sure all course substitutions have been submitted to the Registrar and applied to your DARS audit.
- Correct any errors and verify whether you are core complete.
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