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.
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College of Education Advising Office
117 Armstrong Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001
In Person Office Hours
M – F: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
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Beginning fall semester appointments can be held in person or over Zoom. Log into MavConnect to schedule and select your preference. We look forward to working with you!
M-F 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Professional Education admittance is required before students can continue with certain courses in their program.
You must apply for liability insurance prior to your first field experience and reapply every August until completion of the teacher preparation program.
Students involved in any field experience need to undergo a national criminal background check prior to admittance to professional education.
The admission instructions, steps and deadlines are available online.
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.
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.
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
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.