Current and prospective students are encouraged to connect with an advisor or program leads to learn more about programs within the College of Education. For a full list of programs offered by the college, review our Academics page. Once you know which program(s) you are interested in, read the descriptions below to schedule an appointment or contact the program lead for more information.

For Prospective/New Undergraduate Students

If you are undergraduate student attending the Corvallis campus, learn more about teaching programs (and declare the Education Double Degree) in the College of Education by attending a Pre-Education Orientation Session. If you are unable to attend an orientation session, meet with a peer advisor to get started! 

For questions about other programs in the College of Education, connect with the appropriate advisor using the information below. 

Current Pre-Education Students

  • Peer Advising: If you are a current Pre-Education student in your first year or have general questions about the program (e.g. program requirements, classes/options, MyDegrees), peer advisors are available to meet with you! Details on how to connect with an advisor are listed below. 
  • For in-depth questions or planning to apply for the professional level of your program, make an appointment with an Education advisor using the information below.
  • Career Services: Contact Karla Rockhold ([email protected]) or stop by Bexell Hall 204 for career advising. Karla helps prepare College of Education and Liberal Arts students for the professional field. 

Peer advisors and tutors

Room FURM 100

Prospective and First-Year or General Pre-Education Advising 

If you are exploring Education programs, registering for courses or a first-year student, connect with a peer advisor! 

Peer tutors are also available to help students prepare for subject area exams. You may schedule an appointment ahead of time or drop-in during our scheduled hours. Virtual and in-person options are available. 

Meet with a peer advisor

Niki Weight

Head Academic Advisor (undergraduate)

Undergraduate Pre-Education Students

  • For appointments related to undergraduate educator preparation programs (e.g. the Education Double Degree - Corvallis Campus, or BS in Teaching, Clinically Based Elementary Education - Ecampus) to discuss program requirements, application processes, endorsement/content mastery areas, registration, degree planning (MyDegrees), or other general questions. 
  • Prospective students are encouraged to start by attending a Pre-Education Orientation Session or meeting with a peer advisor to learn more about the Education Double Degree program and the College of Education. Students interested in the BS-CBEE program should meet with Niki for more information. Students interested in math/science teaching areas are encouraged to explore math/science pathways by meeting with Carol McKiel, MS in Education advisor.

 Schedule an in person appointment   Schedule a virtual appointment

Carol McKiel

MS and Secondary Education Advisor

MS in Education or Double Degree – Math and Science

For students with 45+ credits (sophomore or higher) interested in teaching math or science at the middle/high school level (secondary education). Appointments may include specific questions related to program requirements for the MS in Education or Double Degree (math/science endorsement areas), the application process, registration, or other general questions. 

Students with less than 45 credits (first-year students) are encouraged to start by meeting with a peer advisor.

In person appointments for Carol will NOT be available in the month of April. Please schedule a virtual appointment.

 Schedule an in person appointment  Schedule a virtual appointment


Nell O'Malley

Melissa Potter

Program Co-leads


[email protected] 

Teaching Major | Bachelor of Science with an option in Clinically Based Elementary Education

For prospective students interested in the undergraduate Teaching major, Bachelor of science with an option in Clinically Based Elementary Education (CBEE) (Ecampus program and hybrid classes). Ask questions about program requirements, potential school district partnerships or placements, and/or the program structure by contacting our co-leads.

If you are currently in the CBEE program or a transfer student wanting to discuss how your classes will meet the program requirements, you may also make an appointment with Niki Weight, Head Advisor, using the link above. 

Schedule a virtual appointment


Debbie Goff, B.S. in Teaching advisor 

Melinda Knap, Program Coordinator

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (OSU-Cascades)


Sara Wright

Senior Instructor, MS & Undergraduate Program Lead

Double Degree or MS program

For students admitted into the Double Degree program that have questions, contact Sara Wright to schedule an appointment. For prospective students interested in the Education Double Degree or MS program, make an appointment with an Education advisor using the information listed above.


Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Clinically Based Elementary

For those interested in Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with an option in clinically based elementary.

[email protected] 

Gillian Harper, Recruitment Advisor

Carolyn Platt, Program Coordinator

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Elementary or Secondary (OSU-Cascades)


Tiffany Palaniuk

ESOL / Dual Language Endorsement Lead and Instructor

ESOL/Dual Language Education

For appointments related to ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) endorsement or Dual Language specialization for future teachers and currently licensed teachers. ESOL/Dual Language is available to students in any teacher licensure program (MAT, MS, Double Degree, etc). Dual Language is available for Spanish/English bilingual teachers. 

 Schedule an appointment


Carol McKiel

MS and Secondary Education Advisor

Education Minor

For students interested in the Education Minor or students currently in the minor with advising questions.

New students can start the process of adding the Education minor by completing this survey.

 Schedule an appointment


Lindsay Andrews

AHE Program Lead

Adult and Higher Education

For those interested in learning about the Instructional Design Graduate Certificate, the Master of Education (Ed.M.) in Adult and Higher Education or the AHE Doctoral program offering two degree tracks: EdD or PhD.

[email protected] 



Martha Ahrendt

Education PhD Program Lead 

Education PhD

For those interested in learning about the Education PhD program and its three options: Agricultural Education; Language, Equity, and Educational Policy; and Science/Mathematics Education, or the Education Graduate Minor.   
Contact: Martha Ahrendt, Education PhD Lead, [email protected]


Meet our Head Advisor, Niki Weight

My passion is making a difference through hearing students’ stories about who they are and where they want to go and helping them achieve their goals. This led me to earn my Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Brigham Young University and a Master of Science in Academic Advising from Kansas State University. I began advising 10 years ago as an Exploratory advisor and then moved to Oregon three years ago to serve as the Director of Student Success and Advising at Western Oregon University before joining the OSU family.

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Please contact Education Student Services by emailing [email protected] or call 541-737-4661 for more information