Academic advising

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

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

""Amy Couto

Academic Advisor - BA and Post-Baccalaureate
Amy advises all 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 Elementary Education Teacher Certification Post-Baccalaureate Program program and Secondary and Middle Level Teacher Certification Post-Baccalaureate Program.


Schedule with Amy



Undergraduate transfer student advising

Image result for washington huskyErin 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


MG-Photo-2019.jpgMichele 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:




Marissa-Heringer-Photo-(2).jpgMarissa Heringer

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

Email Marissa: