Academic advising

Advisors at the School of Educational Studies (SES) are eager to assist you. We help undergraduate, and graduate students in a variety of areas, including guidance on institutional policy, academic planning, and preparation for graduation and beyond. Learn more about our advisors below and set up an advising appointment today.

All of our appointments have been moved to online appointments or phone appointments. The process for making an appointment is still the same. If scheduling an appointment with Amy or Kristen or Marissa, to “Pick a location for your Appointment” choose “Online Video Conference”. The process for scheduling with Erin or Michele has not changed.

Advisor email guidelines

Please follow these guidelines:

  1. In the subject line include your name and your program / program of interest
    EX:  Subject: "Albert Einstein, Elementary Education Post-Baccalaureate Program"
  2. Include your UW student number (if any) in the body
  3. Brief, specific message describing your issue or question.
  4. Tell us which advisor in our school (if any) you have met with before.

Questions about who to contact?

If you are unsure of which advisor to see, email with the information under the "advisor email guidelines" heading or visit our office in UW1-311.


  • Office hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 
  • Call our front desk 425-352-5411
  • If your call is not answered right away, please leave a voicemail with the information under the "advisor email guidelines" heading and your email address.

Undergraduate Advising

head shot of an academic adviserAmy Couto

Academic Advisor - BA and Post-Baccalaureate
Amy advises UW Bothell undergraduate students in the BA Educational Studies program, students in or interested in our Education Minors, and UW Bothell students interested in joining or currently enrolled in our Secondary and Middle Level Teacher Certification Post-Baccalaureate Program.


Schedule with Amy


headshot for kristen labrecqueKristen Labrecque

Academic Advisor - Elementary Education Option
Kristen advises UW Bothell undergraduate students interested in joining or currently enrolled in our Elementary Education Option Teacher Certification Program, as well as students enrolled in the Elementary Education Teacher Certification Post-Baccalaureate Program. UW Bothell students interested in declaring the Educational Studies major can schedule an appointment with Kristen.


                                            Schedule with Kristen 

Please note: undergraduate students who have recently submitted their enrollment confirmations should attend first-year or transfer orientation before scheduling an advising appointment with Amy or Kristen.

Transfer & Post-Baccalaureate Admissions Advising

ErinMcFeelyHeadshot.JPGErin McFeely

Transfer Advisor & Recruiter
Erin works in the Admissions Office to advises prospective students interested in transferring to UW Bothell and majoring in Educational Studies. In addition, she advises prospective students interested in our Elementary Education Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification program and the Secondary and Middle Level Teacher Certification.

Please contact Erin for info about the UW Bothell application and transfer processes.


Schedule with Erin

Graduate Advising


head shot of an academic adviserMichele Graaff

Academic Advisor - Graduate Programs
Michele advises current and prospective students interested in our Master of Education (M.Ed.) program, Leadership Development for Educators (LEDE) program, and our Expanding Capacity for Special Education Leadership (ECSEL) program.

Email Michele to schedule:




Head shot of an academic adviserMarissa Heringer

Assistant Director of Academic Services
Marissa supervises the undergraduate and graduate advising team and can answer questions regarding all SES programs.

Email Marissa: