Helping students succeed is the ultimate goal of
the School of Education Academic and Career Advising Center staff. Here are a few hints from our advisers to help students succeed
in an education program at UW-Stevens Point.
is always an adviser available to help.
All students who have declared their intent to
teach are welcome to meet with advisers in the SOE Academic and Career Advising Center throughout the year; however, during peak advising
times, students are encouraged to meet with their assigned SOE advisers
(if one has been assigned).
a Graduation Plan.
Once a student has declared their
major(s)/minor(s), we strongly recommend meeting with an Education
adviser to develop a graduation plan. At this meeting, advisers can
develop a semester by semester plan of courses - all the way through to
graduation. This makes future advising appointments more about how
students are doing, instead of what classes they need to be taking.
and refer back to the Professional Education Program Undergraduate Advising Guide
Students receive the School of Education Undergraduate Advising Guide when they declare their intent to teach.
We recommend reading the advising guide at the beginning and end of every
semester to stay on track in the program. Students should refer to the advising guide to find answers to a variety of different questions about the
Professional Education Program.
up-to-date with the SOE Newsletter.
The SOE Newsletter is sent weekly via email to
all students who have declared their intent to teach. The newsletter
contains the most current information about happenings in the
Professional Education Program and students are responsible for the
email at least twice a week.
Several important notices from the SOE
Academic and Career Advising Center are sent to UWSP email
- Student Teaching Meetings (Sept/Dec and Jan/May)
- Pre-Registration Information and Directions (Oct/Nov and
- Invitations to special events (ongoing)
- Scholarship information (Dec/Jan)
- Advising information and dates (ongoing)
a consistent place to study.
We recommend that students find a consistent
place on campus to call their study space. This "study space" should not
be in a student's residence hall room or at home (for commuters) - there
are too many distractions in these locations. Students who utilize the
same space away from their "home" actually become more efficient with
their study time.
up on reading.
Students can't read any faster than they can
read. Once a student falls behind on their reading assignments, it is
difficult to ever catch back up.
Instructors at UW-Stevens Point are here to help students
succeed. We recommend talking to instructors - early and often - not
just when a student needs help.
It is extremely difficult for a student to do
well if he/she is not going to class. Period.