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Advisors and Appointments

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Click your program below to sign up for an advising appointment, drop in hours or chat with a current student. 

Elementary & Secondary Education majors

E-mail Jody Hagen-Smith at hagensmi@american.edu or set up an appointment below to discuss:

  • Registration planning
  • Permit to study, internship and study abroad
  • Academic program planning
  • Leave of absences/returning
  • Formal application to the School of Education

Elementary and Secondary education majors in their final year

E-mail Caryn Ash at ash@american.edu to discuss:

  • Registration planning
  • Practicum and Student Teaching field experiences
  • Graduation planning/clearance

Interested in joining learning more about Education majors?

E-mail Jody Hagen-Smith at hagensmi@american.edu or set up an appointment below to discuss:

  • Program questions
  • Application materials

Make An Appointment

Education Studies Minor

E-mail Dr. Stephan Vassallo at vassallo@american.edu.

Special Education Minor  

E-mail Dr. Adelaide Kelly-Massoud at adelaide@american.edu.

Declare SOE Minor

Current Students

Sign up for an advising appointment below to discuss:

  • Registration planning/clearance
  • Independent studies, and Praxis Testing
  • Academic program planning; planning for graduation
  • Leave of absences/returning

Make An Appointment

Practicum and Student Teaching

E-mail Caryn Ash at ash@american.edu to discuss

Interested in joining the program?

Students interested in applying or who are currenlty applying to any AU School of Education program can meet with our Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment, Ashleigh Huseth at her drop in hours every Thursday at 12 p.m. EST using the link below to discuss:

  • Program questions
  • Application materials
  • Academic program planning

Drop In Hours

Current Students

Sign up for an advising appointment below to discuss:

  • Registration planning/clearance
  • Internship or independent studies
  • Praxis Testing
  • Academic program planning; planning for graduation
  • Leave of absences/returning 

Make An Appointment

Practicum and Student Teaching 

E-mail Caryn Ash at ash@american.edu to discuss

Interested in joining the program?

Students interested in applying or who are currenlty applying to any AU School of Education program can meet with our Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment, Ashleigh Huseth at her drop in hours every Thursday at 12 p.m. EST using the link below to discuss:

  • Program questions
  • Application materials
  • Academic program planning

Drop In Hours

Current Students

Sign up for an advising appointment below to discuss:

  • Registration planning/clearance
  • Academic program planning; planning for graduation, independent studies
  • Leave of absences /returning

Make An Appointment

Interested in joining the program?

Drop into Emily Funk's office hours every Thursday at 3 p.m. EST using the zoom link below to discuss:

  • Program questions
  • Application materials
  • Academic program planning

Drop In Hours

Chat with an Eagle!

Drop into our current student session every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. EST using the zoom link below.

Drop In Hours

Current Students

All ITEP students are assigned a faculty advisor who works to meet the individualized needs and requests of the students. Please make an appointment with your faculty advisor.

Interested in joining the program?

Students interested in applying or who are currenlty applying to any AU School of Education program can meet with our Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment, Ashleigh Huseth at her drop in hours every Thursday at 12 p.m. EST using the link below to discuss:

  • Program questions
  • Application materials
  • Academic program planning

Drop In Hours

Current Students

Sign up for an advising appointment below to discuss:

  • Registration planning/clearance
  • Internship or independent studies
  • Academic program planning; planning for graduation
  • Leave of absences/returning

Make An Appointment

Interested in joining the program?

Drop into Anselm Beach's office hours every Monday at 4 p.m. EST using the zoom link below to discuss:

  • Program questions
  • Application materials
  • Academic program planning

Drop In Hours

Administration and School Leadership

Current or prospective students interested in joining the certificate program should e-mail Program Director James Albright at jalbri@american.edu.


Interested in joining AU School of Education?

Students interested in applying or who are currenlty applying to any AU School of Education program can meet with our Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment, Ashleigh Huseth at her drop in hours every Thursday at 12 p.m. EST using the link below. 

Drop In Hours