The College of Education is committed to providing effective advising services to you as an essential component of your educational experience. Our goal as advisors is to offer individualized, course-specific, and general academic assistance for all students. We strive to engage students through a holistic partnership focused on personalized educational and professional goals.  Please email or call 205-348-6073 to set up an appointment.

Students will be notified via e-mail regarding advising procedures for each semester. Students are responsible for making an appointment with an advisor during the advising period of a semester (March and October). An advisor will work with the student in planning courses for the upcoming semester(s).

After advising, the student must return the signed registration form to 104 Carmichael. An advisor will release a student’s registration hold enabling the student to complete registration through myBama.

There are several ways to schedule an appointment. You may email or call 205-348-6073 to set up a time for a phone or in person appointment. You may also visit “Ask an Advisor” and ask specific questions about your program, or set up an advising time. All advising sessions will occur between the normal business hours of 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

The Office of Student Services and Certification (SSC) coordinates advising, certification, and clinical experiences for students.

Our staff provides support with

  • Questions about admission/application
  • One-on-one academic advising appointments
  • Degree and certification completion requirements
  • Graduation procedures and requirements
  • Maintenance of student records
  • Space for students to share concerns
  • Referrals to other UA resources
  • Transferring coursework from other colleges and universities
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:45p.m.  We are closed during the lunch hour (12-1 p.m.).
Telephone: 205-348-6073
Main Office:  104 Carmichael

Associate Dean for Student Services and Certification: Dr. Emily Sims

Melinda Alsobrook

COST & Clin. Exp. Assistant

Dawn Bryant

Coordinator of Graduate Admissions and Certification

Margie Carroll

Office Associate Sr.

Jacky Chapman

Program Assistant

Dr. James Hardin

Clinical Asst. Professor, Tech. Applic. & Assess. Systems

Lynn Heard

Registrar and Assistant Certification Officer

Jill Lancaster

Associate Registrar and Academic Advisor

Chris Lee

Academic Advisor

Jackie McQueen

Administrative Specialist to the Associate Dean

Shelley Vold

Academic Advisor


Lynn Heard (Advising)/Dr. Carol Donovan (, program information)

  • MAP Multiple Abilities Program

Jessica Fuller

  • KIN Kinesiology Exercise Science Last Name A-K

Dr. Carl Hancock (

  • MUED Music Education

Jill Lancaster

  • ELED Elementary Education Last Name A-K
  • SELA Secondary English Language Arts
  • SPCO Special Education/ Collaborative
  • SEEE Early Childhood Special Education
  • Foreign Languages

Chris Lee

  • ELED Elementary Education Last Name L-Z
  • EDNS Educational Neuroscience
  • SEBY/SECY/SESI/SEPH Secondary Biology/Chemistry General Science/Physics
  • SEHY/SEGY/SESS Secondary History/Geography Social Studies
  • SEMA Secondary Mathematics

Shelley Vold

  • KIN Kinesiology Exercise Science Last Name L-Z

Dr. Libba Woodruff (

  • KIN PE Physical Education