The assignment of a permanent academic advisor for students enrolled in the teacher certification program depends on the period of time during the student’s academic career. There are three defined time periods:
A. ACCEPTANCE: Prior to the first day of classes that is from the time the student is accepted until the first day of classes.
B. FIRST SEMESTER AT UMFK: The first semester at UMFK.
C. SECOND SEMESTER UNTIL GRADUATION: The beginning of the second semester at UMFK until graduation.
GROUP 1: TEACHER CERTIFICATION-ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
A. This group to be automatically assigned to the Director of Student Teaching.
B. This group to be automatically assigned to their respective EDU 327: Curriculum and Instruction instructor.
C. Currently the EDU 327 instructor. At the point in the process where the student applies for student teaching they be transferred to the Director of Student Teaching. The Director of Student Teaching remains the permanent advisor until graduation.
GROUP 2: TEACHER CERTIFICATION-SECONDARY EDUCATION
A. This group to be automatically assigned to the coordinator of academic advising.
B. The Education Division will designate specific faculty depending on their expertise to specific secondary certification areas. Students will be assigned to respective faculty members at the direction of the division.
C. At the point the student applies for student teaching the Director of Student Teaching becomes the permanent advisor until graduation.