Missouri State University

Educational Advisement

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Advising Mission Statement
Adopted December 2009
Academic advisors at Missouri State University provide academic and professional guidance  as students develop meaningful educational plans in pursuit of their life goals.  Advisors provide students with information about coursework, University policies and procedures, the Public Affairs mission, and career options and opportunities.  They require student participation in the decision-making process, help students become lifelong learners, and encourage self-reliant problem solving through exploration of students' own interests and values.  Advisors support students as they seek the best possible education at Missouri State University.

 If you have questions contact:
Professional Education Advisement 
Hill Hall 202
417-836-5429

The Professional Advisement Center team looks forward to working with you to ensure successful progression through our programs.

 We assist students with class scheduling and planning for the following majors:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Special Education, Cross-Categorical

We also make referrals to campus support services and professional organizations, monitor professional education requirements and class prerequisites, and provide resource materials for the MoGEA and PRAXIS II exams. For more information regarding test dates for the MoGEA and the Praxis, visit the Counseling and Testing Department website.

Students needing assistance planning their class schedules, desiring to apply to a degree program, or just interested in a career in education should stop by Hill Hall 202 or call 417-836-5429.  Walk-in appointments are taken, but to guarantee quality time with an advisor, scheduled appointments are suggested.  

Program worksheets are available for the different certification areas so that students interested in the education programs can have a basic idea of what courses are needed and the suggested semesters to take those courses.  Transfer Students should use worksheets designed specifically for them. Please follow this link to access Transfer Student Information

If you have questions about the MoGEA, PRAXIS, or other required tests, call the testing center at 836-5978 or visit the Testing Center web.

Secondary education majors are advised by faculty members in the departments of the major fields.  The Secondary Education Director coordinates the efforts of secondary education faculty advisors.  More information about the programs and advisement is available on the Secondary Education web page.