Academic Advising

The Department of Educational Leadership has a major, minor, thematic sequence, and certificate program. Please contact us to find out more about any of these programs.

Education Studies major: The Bachelor of Science in Education Studies is for students who want a career in education outside the classroom. A 36-credit hour degree program with flexibility that allows students to create an array of complementary courses of study and experiences which prepare them for post-graduate work or study.

Community-Based Leadership (CBL) Minor: An 18-credit hour minor to study leadership as it is practiced in diverse communities. Electives for this program span across more than 10 programs to truly encompass the nature of exploring new communities and interests.

Outdoor Leadership Certificate: A 14-credit hour program preparing its graduates to assume outdoor leadership roles through classroom and experiential coursework.

Meet with Your Advisor

EDL Registration Override Request Instructions

Your EDL advisor is here to help navigate your academic interests and help you achieve your goals. Meeting with an advisor each term is one of the best connections students can make on campus because advisors have both broad knowledge of the interworkings of the university and specialized knowledge of your field in Educational Leadership. Your advisor can help you make strategic decisions about career goals, utilizing university resources, class scheduling, internships, and much more. Locate your advisor on the EHS Advisors page and email them today to schedule an appointment at McGuffey Hall or via Zoom. Please suggest availability, and feel free to mention any topics you would like to discuss. Or learn more about Advising on the College of Education, Health, and Society Advising Page.

How to Prepare for Advising Appointments

Spending ten minutes to prepare for your advising appointment will help you make the most out of your time. To prepare for an advising meeting, reflect on your current academic program requirements, and think about your bigger goals about why you’re at college, and what you hope to achieve. Then, write down a few questions, think about your current plans and programs, and think about how to best use the time with your advisor. Here is a checklist of how to prepare for advising appointments to get you started.

  • Assess your academic goals
  • Reflect on your career goals and bring questions about next steps
  • Review your degree audit (DAR) and degree requirements
  • Compose a tentative, written schedule based on your plan of study (if registering for courses)
  • Review the academic calendar for registration dates and add-drop deadlines
  • Reflect on your time management, work-life balance, and mindfulness skills and ask any questions about these processes

Advising Resources for EDL Students

Registration Override Request (ROR) instructions to be added to an EDL Course

How to find your advisor

How to run a Degree Audit Report (DAR)

Course Requirements for EDL Undergraduate Programs 

Request to be added to any of these programs by filling out EDL’s information request form.


Internships are an excellent way to gain experience in your chosen field prior to entering your career. It is an opportunity to build relationships, realistic expectations for your career path, and insights into your field of interest.

EDL’s Civic Summer Fellows Internship gives Education Studies and Community Based Leadership Minor students direct field experience that prepares them for careers in education or related fields. Application cycles begin in spring semesters. Civic Summer Fellows is an opportunity to enhance civic and social justice knowledge and skills through working in your local or regional community in nonprofits, community-based organizations, or education-related institutions and centers. 

Any students interested in summer or fall internships, please contact the Department of Educational Leadership:

Department of Educational Leadership
304 McGuffey Hall
Oxford, OH 45056