Advising & Resources in the College of Education

College of Education

The College of Education Academic Advising Office, directed by the Student Relations Coordinator, provides undergraduate education students with the advising services they need on their journey toward gaining degrees and teaching licensure. We view advising as a partnership and look forward to working with you on your path toward success. We recommend that you meet with us at least once each semester to ensure careful planning for your degree completion.

Contact Us

College of Education Advising Office
117 Armstrong Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001

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Phone: 507-389-1215

In Person Office Hours
M – Th:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm      
F:  Office will be closed (Virtual office hours 8:00 am-4:30 pm)

*Masks are required in the office. Due to social distancing, only one visitor will be allowed in the office at a time. 


Schedule an appointment on MAVconnect


Please complete our Advising Assistance Form prior to scheduling an appointment.  This form will help our advising staff to better assist you with your needs.

Students use MavConnect by Starfish to facilitate communication among academic advisors, instructors, students, and others who are here to support student success.    

Appointments will be conducted over Zoom. There will be no in-person appointments Spring semester 2021.  

Advising Availability
M, T, W, Th & F:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm remote (Zoom) only

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Tracy Stokes-Hernandez

College of Education | Academic Advising

Jill Ryan

College of Education | Academic Advising | Center for Educator Partnerships & Student Support

Danielle Joyal
Graduate Assistant


Advising in the College of Education

The College of Education Advising Office is here to support you as you work toward admission into your major. Once you are admitted into your major, you are assigned to a faculty advisor from within your program.


Minnesota State University, Mankato urges you to apply for Teacher Licensure as soon as you complete the program and additional requirements.

Professional Education

All teacher candidates are required to be assessed at the beginning of their education program. This assessment takes place during admission into Professional Education. Both undergraduate and graduate students seeking initial licensure are included in this process.

Scholarships and Grants

Minnesota State University, Mankato is fortunate to have generous individuals who donate to scholarship funds. Scholarships and grants are crucial to assist our students in meeting financial obligations while fully engaging in their programs to effectively prepare for the profession

Preparing for Graduation in the College of Education

You should begin your graduation preparation when you reach 90 total credits - typically this is one year before your anticipated graduation date.

COE Learning Communities

COE students have multiple Learning Community opportunities. The Learning Community supports your academic success through taking classes with others in the community, providing a peer mentor to plan activities and study sessions, and allows you pre-registration in approved courses.