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Find Your Advisor

Academic Advisors

All College of Education students are assigned an academic advisor based on your program. Current students can find the name of their assigned advisor in a number of ways. You can find your advisor and the programs to which they are assigned here:


Nancy Hashimoto
Director of Advising/Licensure Officer
(773) 325-4325
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 151

Assigned Academic Advisor For:
AUSL/CTR (elementary, middle grade, special education, visual arts)
Early Childhood - undergraduate and graduate
Preservice Special Education (PSE) - graduate
Reading Specialist
Special Education for Teachers (LBS1/SET) - graduate
Special and Elementary Education (Dual Cert/SEE)
R. Bret Ruiz

R. Bret Ruiz
Academic Advisor
(773) 325-4481
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 149

Assigned Academic Advisor For:
Doctoral Programs (EdD, EdS, PhD)
Secondary English - undergraduate and graduate
Secondary Visual Art - undergraduate and graduate
World Language Education - undergraduate and graduate
Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship - graduate

Alicia Sanders
Academic Advisor
(773) 325-4156
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 144 

Assigned Academic Advisor For:
Elementary Education - undergraduate and graduate
Exercise Science - undergraduate
College Counseling and Student Affairs
Physical Education - undergraduate
School Counseling 
Special Education - undergraduate
Sport Fitness Leadership - graduate
Undecided - undergraduate

Brandon Washington
Academic Advisor/Licensure Officer
(773) 325-7495
2247 N. Halsted St., Office 141

Assigned Academic Advisor For:
Bilingual-Bicultural Education - graduate
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Curriculum Studies - graduate, masters level
Education, Culture, and Society - graduate
Educational Leadership - graduate, masters level
Secondary Education (BA/BS double major)
Secondary History - 
undergraduate and graduate
Secondary Math - undergraduate and graduate
Secondary Science - undergraduate and graduate
Secondary Social Science - undergraduate and graduate
TEACH program
 ...or go to Campus Connect  where your advisor is listed in your Student Center, on your Degree Progress Report, or find them in OneDePaul​.​

You can meet with an academic advisor at any point in your studies and they are your primary source of information about curriculum, policies, licensure and administrative procedures.

Content Faculty Advisors

In addition to your assigned academic advisor, graduate students in Secondary Education, World Language, Early Childhood Education, and Counseling are assigned faculty advisors called > Content Advisors. Students should meet with their content advisor soon after beginning the program for an evaluation of previous coursework to determine if additional coursework is needed in the subject area.

AUSL Advising

Graduate students accepted into the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) program will have both an academic advisor and a faculty advisor. Assignments are based on your subject area. You will meet with an academic advisor or faculty advisor prior to beginning your program.

Find Us

Advising Office
Lincoln Park Campus
College of Education
2247 N. Halsted, Suite 140
(773) 325-4409

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.