Our purpose is to provide collaborative, mentoring relationships which promote educational, career, and professional development.

We value a student-centered, holistic, and ethical approach based on strong partnerships with students, faculty and staff, and the larger campus community. We are committed to creating a respectful and supportive environment. We encourage students to be self-reliant through informed decisions and choices based upon dissemination of accurate information. We value our own continuous professional development to enhance the quality of the advising experience.

COVID-19 Update for the Office of Student Services

In accordance with campus directives, staff members in the Office of Student Services are now working remotely. You are encouraged to direct questions to staff members over email, or you can send a message to soeinfo@uwm.edu.

Advising appointments will now be taking place over phone or video. If you would like to change an existing appointment or schedule a new advising appointment, you can do so online using Navigate or by calling (414) 229-4721 and leaving a voicemail message.

Walk-in advising hours are cancelled for the foreseeable future, and these hours each week are now dedicated to traditional advising appointments. All questions can be directed to (414) 229-4721. Please leave a voicemail and a staff member will return your call as soon as possible.

Additional Student Resources During COVID-19


The schedule of classes is now available on the UWM Schedule of Classes webpage and on PAWS.

Information about Enrollment Appointments can be found on the One Stop Enrollment Appointments webpage.

Academic Advising

Quick Questions & Course Recommendations: As always, your advisor can assist with quick questions via email. As an added service, you can request an updated Academic Plan in lieu of an advising appointment. After your advisor receives your request, they will send you an updated academic plan with course recommendations within five business days. Your advisor can be found on your PAWS Student Center.

To request an updated academic plan from our advisor, click on their name below:

Phone Appointments: If you have additional questions beyond course recommendations, advisors are available for Microsoft Teams video appointments or for phone appointments. You can schedule an appointment with your advisor through Navigate. Instructions are found HERE. Please note – all phone appointments will come from a blocked/restricted phone number, so please be sure to answer!

COVID-19 Related Student Resources

Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction: The Student Success Center remains committed to offering tutoring and Supplemental Instruction for the courses they currently support. Tutoring and SI sessions will be offered live online. For more information, visit the Student Success Center website.

NetTutor is also available for online support. To access NetTutor, visit the NetTutor Account Registration webpage or access it through your Canvas course site.

Academic, Financial, Food & Housing, Health/Medical Support: UWM Student Handbook COVID-19 Related Student Resources

Additional Resources

We appreciate your flexibility during this time and we know you may be feeling anxious about these changes. Please let your advisor know how they can help. We encourage you to carefully monitor your UWM email and reach out to your professors and TAs to discuss any concerns you may have.

Remember we are here to provide you with guidance and support along the way!

Your School of Education Advising Team,

Andrea, Tammy, Tyree, Nikki, and Kristin

How To Prepare for an Advising Meeting

  • Review your Advisement Report in PAWS.
  • Come prepared with questions or topics for discussion.
  • Make a list of courses you think you should take.
  • Investigate opportunities to experience the job you want.
  • Keep a record of your academic progress.
  • Understand you are ultimately responsible for creating your educational, life, and career plans.
  • Maintain honest and open communication with your advisor.
  • Take responsibility for choices you make as a student and member of the University community.

If you are pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree, you will be assigned a faculty advisor at the time of admission. Please contact your academic department for more information.

Scheduling an Appointment

Office of Student Services
Enderis Hall, Room 209
General Questions/Appointments: (414) 229-4721

Transfer Student Not Yet Enrolled at UWM?

If you are attending a different college or university and would like to transfer to UWM to study in the School of Education and have questions, please connect with our Office of Student Services at (414) 229-4721 or at soeinfo@uwm.edu.

Undergraduate & Post-baccalaureate Advisor List & Program Affiliation

Andrea Azarian
azarian@uwm.edu advises:

Tammy Badura
tlbadura@uwm.edu advises:

Tyree Bolden
boldentc@uwm.edu advises:

Nikki Claas
nclaas@uwm.edu advises:

Kristin Roosevelt
kroosev@uwm.edu advises:

Graduate Advising

If you are a School of Education graduate student, you may schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor by contacting your faculty advisor directly. Faculty contact information can be found in the People Directory. Your faculty advisor will be listed in your PAWS account. If you are unsure who your advisor is, please contact the Office of Student Services (soeinfo@uwm.edu).