Academic Advising for Post-Bac and Alternative Program Students

Postbac and Graduate-Level Teacher Certification Students are advised by full-time, professional advisors in the Education Advisement Office, or by program faculty in the academic department of their certification program. Because Missouri State houses many different postbac and graduate level programs, please refer to the list below for detailed information regarding advisors for each program area.

How do I find who my advisor is?

There are two ways to locate the name of your advisor:

  • Log into "My Missouri State". Click on the "Academics" tab, and then go to your Advising Note/Releases. Here you will find the name and email address for your advisor, as well as any notes your advisor has made regarding your academics.

Postbac/Teacher Certification Students and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Students

Currently all postbac teacher certification and MAT students are advised by a Professional Education Advisor/Transcript Analyst in the Education Advisement Office. These advisors are full-time, 12 month employees at Missouri State and are dedicated to providing the best quality advising to students. All advisors in the Education Advisement Office are required to earn and maintain Master Advisor status at Missouri State. Advisors have experience working as a teacher in a K-12 school environment, and can assist students with selecting the best program option, course sequencing, registration, job search tips, transfer course re-evaluation and a host of other advising questions.

Counseling and School Psychological Examiner Certification Students

All postbac and graduate degree-seeking Counseling and School Psych Examiner students are advised by a faculty advisor in the Counseling, Leadership and Special Education Department.  All advising questions should be directed to the student's academic advisor. All certification-related questions should be directed to the Teacher Certification office.

Special Education Alternative Certification Track (SEACT) Students

All SEACT Students are advised by a faculty advisor in the Counseling, Leadership and Special Education Department. All advising questions should be directed to the student's academic advisor. All certification-related questions should be directed to the Teacher Certification office.

Visually Impaired Program (VIP)

Students pursuing Blind and Partially Sighted certification though our VIP program are advised by a Professional Education Advisor/Transcript Analyst in the Counseling, Leadership and Special Education Department. These advisors are full-time, 12 month employees at Missouri State and are dedicated to providing the best quality advising to students. Because many of the VIP students are from out of state, completing this coursework online, advising via phone, email and Skype is available. In addition, those students who decide to complete the MSED in Special Education as part of their program will also be assigned to a faculty advisor in the Counseling, Leadership and Special Education department.