Teacher Education (EDT) Major Advising FAQ

Following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions related to advising for teacher education majors. Please be aware that the responses are not a substitute for advising. You should contact an academic advisor for advice on your particular situation.

Who is my academic advisor?

To find your faculty advisor's name and contact information:

  1. Log in to myMiami.
  2. Click your Student tab located near the top of the screen.
  3. Your advisor will be listed in the top, right corner.

How do I schedule an appointment with my academic advisor?

Each advisor schedules appointments in their own way. You should email your assigned academic advisor to ask how they prefer to schedule advising appointments. You can find contact information for EDT advisors on the Department of Teacher Education Faculty & Staff webpage.

How do I change or add my major/minor/thematic sequence?

To change or add a new major/minor/thematic sequence, contact the department which houses your new major/minor/thematic sequence. For example, if you want to change your major from Early Childhood Education to Psychology, you should contact the Psychology department.

If you want to change your major or concentration within the Teacher Education Department, contact the Chief Departmental Advisor, Cathy Moore at moorecr3@miamioh.edu.

When should I apply for my EDT cohort?

You should submit a cohort application at least one semester prior to when you plan to register for your first block (one year prior to when you will actually be taking the block).

How do I drop a course?

You can drop a course via Banner Web through the third day of classes. After that point, you must email your instructor directly to be dropped from any course. Make sure you see the Academic Calendar for important dates/deadlines related to dropping courses.

NOTE: If you stop attending a class, it is not the same as dropping it. You must take action to drop the course. Before dropping a course, we recommend that you consult the instructor and your academic advisor to discuss the implications.

How can I force add into a closed course?

All Teacher Education (EDT) courses are part of the Registration Override Request (ROR) system. Force add requests for these courses can now be submitted directly from the course list. You can access ROR by logging into the online Course List and submit requests for course adds provided you have no registration holds and it is your time to register according to your registration time ticket. The EDT Chief Departmental Advisor will review the requests and you will get an email if your request is approved or denied. If you have any questions about the ROR process/system, please visit the Registration Override Request website.

The deadline for department/instructor authorized adds (force adds) will be as follows and will be strictly enforced:  

  • For full semester/term courses, including independent work, the add deadline is the fifth day of the semester/term (including weekends/holidays). 
  • For sprint courses, including independent work, the add deadline is the second day of the sprint part of term (including weekends/holidays).

How can I find my DAR?

To access your degree audit, follow these steps:

  1. Go to myMiami and log in using your Unique ID and MUnet password
  2. Once you have logged in you will see a link on the left top side of the page for BannerWeb. Click on the link to enter BannerWeb
  3. Select “Student Services and Financial Aid"
  4. Select "Student Records"
  5. Select “Degree Audit”
  6. Click the "uAchieve" self-service link
  7. Click "Run Declared Programs"
  8. Select “View Audit”
  9. Click on your major. If you have more than one major you will have a degree audit for each.

You may also request a degree audit at the One Stop located in the Campus Avenue Building (CAB); a picture I.D. is required.

What is credit/no credit?

If you take a course as credit/no-credit, a grade is not posted to your transcript as long as you earn a final grade of D- or better. Credit will show as an "X" on your transcript; no-credit will show as a "Y". Neither has an effect on your GPA.

Courses in your major, major related hours, or minor cannot be taken as credit/no-credit.

How can I find out if courses I take from another school will transfer to Miami?

Visit Transferology to determine whether there are courses equivalent to Miami's courses. This will help you predict how the courses will apply to your requirements. If the school is not listed on Transferology, or if you are unsure of the equivalency, consult your divisional academic advisor.

How can I register for more than 20 hours?

You need to get permission for excess academic hours from the Chief Departmental Advisor in the Department of Teacher Education (Cathy Moore, moorecr3@miamioh.edu). Email your request with justification and it will be considered for approval. There are specific criteria under which a student would qualify for excess hour permission. Please be aware that excess hour permission is not always granted.

How many credit hours do I need to be considered a full-time student?

You are considered a full-time student with 12 credit hours at the undergraduate level. Keep in mind that dropping below 12 hours can have serious impacts on things like housing, financial aid, athletic eligibility, Visa status, etc. You are strongly encouraged to talk with your academic advisor before dropping below 12 hours.

How do I get a copy of my transcript?

Official copies of your transcript are generated by the One Stop office. You can print an unofficial transcripts through Banner Web.

What should I do if I want to study abroad?

Your first step should be to contact the Office of Global Initiatives. There are many different options for study abroad so you need to investigate what opportunity works best for you. For education-related experiences, you can also contact Dr. James Shiveley. Once you have identified the experience that you wish to explore, schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to talk about how that fits into your plan of study.