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Undergraduate advisement

Professional Education Advisement
Hill Hall 202, 417-836-5429
The Professional Education Advisement Center welcomes you. We assist students with class scheduling and planning for the special education, cross categorical majors.

Graduate advisement

Graduate and post-graduate students in counseling, educational leadership and student affairs programs have advisors within their program. For more information about advisement or to contact an advisor, please contact the following program coordinators:


Dr. Jeffrey Cornelius-White at 417-836-6517 

Educational administration

Dr. Kim Finch at 417-836-5192 (master's program and specialist program)

Student Affairs in Higher Education

Dr. Nicole West at 417-836-5223

Cooperative Doctorate Program

Dr. Cynthia MacGregor at 417-836-6046

Special Education Graduate Programs

Dr. Tamara Arthaud at 417-836-6951

Special Education Graduate Program Advisors

Special Education Alternative Certification Track (SEACT)

Dr. Paris DePaepe at 417-836-4761

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Program

Dr. Linda Garrison-Kane at 417-836-6960

Blindness & Low Vision Program

Dr. Shari Scott at 417-836-3142

Orientation & Mobility Program

Dr. Tamara Arthaud at 417-836-6951


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

Easy access on Blackboard

Recently the Professional Education Advisement Center added a feature on Blackboard. You can enroll into Professional Ed Advisement to access several informational links as well as study guides, announcements, student organizations, etc. Please take time to add this to your Blackboard courses.