Advising

Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Programs

Students seeking the A.A. in Early Childhood Education degree should complete an online Declaration of Major form during the first semester of enrollment at Washburn University. (Find the form in MyWashburn, Student tab, then Academic Advising.) Early Childhood associate students will be assigned an advisor from the Department of Education faulty.   

Students seeking a BED in Elementary Education degree should complete the online Declaration of Major form as soon as they decide to pursue a teaching program on mywashburn.edu.  Elementary level licensure only students (those with a completed baccalaureate degree) should complete the online Declaration of Teacher Licensure form on mywashubrn.edu. Elementary education students will be assigned an academic advisor from the Department of Education faculty once the declaration has been processed.

Students pursuing a teacher education program at either the P-12 or secondary (6-12) levels should complete the online Declaration of Major form on mywashburn.edu. P-12 and secondary level licensure only students (those with a completed baccalaureate degree) should complete the online Declaration of Teacher Licensure form on mywashburn.edu.

Degree seeking and licensure only secondary and P-12 level students will be assigned two academic advisors. The content/major academic advisor will be the primary advisor and the advisor from Department of Education will assist with advising for education courses.


All students should meet with an advisor each semester to complete and update a program plan. 

Department of Education Advisor and Content Area Contact

Art Education Advisor:  Dr. Pownell
Content Area:  Ms. Miller, Art Dept.
 
Biology Education Advisor:  Ms. Porter
Content Area:  Dr. Jander, Biology Dept.
Chemistry Education Advisor:  Ms. Porter
Content Area:  Dr. Salem, Chemistry Dept.

English Education Advisor:  


Content Area:  Dr. Wade, English Dept.

Foreign Language Education Advisor:  
Content Area:  Dr. DeLaHaye, Foreign Lang. Dept.

History and Government Education Advisor: Dr. Fry
Content Area:  Dr. Goossen, History Dept.

Mathematics Education

Advisor:  
Content Area:  Dr. LaLonde, Math Dept.

Music Education Advisor:  

Content Area:  Dr. Hunt, Music Dept.

Physical Education (Education) Advisor:  Ms. Porter
Content Area:  Dr. Miller, Kinesiology Dept.

Early Childhood Education Advisor:  Dr. McConnell-Farmer, Education Dept.
Elementary Education Faculty
Elementary with Middle School Language Arts:  Dr. Carlson carolyn.carlson@washburn.edu
Elementary with Middle School Math:  
Elementary with Middle School History:  Dr. Fry tim.fry@washburn.edu
Elementary License Only, Music Education P-12:  
Elementary with Birth-Grade 3, (A-M):  Dr. McConnell-Farmer judy.mcconnell-farmer@washburn.edu
Art Education P-12:  Dr. Pownell david.pownell@washburn.edu
Elementary with Birth-Grade 3, (N-Z) & Elementary with Adaptive Special Education K-6:                 
Dr. Rettig michael.rettig@washburn.edu or Dr. Dye gloria.dye@washburn.edu
Elementary with Middle School English:  
Dr. Carlson carolyn.carlson@washburn.edu
Field Placement Coordinator:  Dr. Salsbury denise.salsbury@washburn.edu
Licensure Officer:  Ms. Porter  tara.porter@washburn.edu
Department of Education Interim Chairperson:  Dr. Donna LaLonde donna.lalonde@washburn.edu