Undergraduate Admissions and Advising

The College of Education and Human Development’s Office of Admissions and Advising at Western Michigan University serves undergraduate students with majors focusing on human development and teacher education programs. 

Important information regarding advising, Degree Works, registration, transcripts, graduation requirements, tuition, dates for course registration, refunds, withdrawals, grading, and final exam schedules can be found on the registrar's website.

Registration information

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Advising options

Please note: There will be no drop-in hours available November 23, 24, and 25 due to the holiday break. There will be no drop-in advising the morning of March 2nd.

CTE credit

After students are admitted to WMU and declare a major in the College of Education and Human Development, they may apply for up to 6 department credits for their high school Career and Technical Education courses that align with our academic programs.

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Office hours, location and contact information

We are open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are located at 2421 Sangren Hall. Please reach out to us either by phone at (269) 387-3474 or by email at cehd-advising@wmich.edu

Please note: There will be no drop in hours available November 23, 24, and 25 due to the holiday break.

 

Majors/Minors

Find your major or minor

Teacher Education Programs

Human Development Programs

Vision and mission

Our vision is to improve the human condition by empowering students to achieve their personal, academic and professional goals.

Our mission is to align our advising theory, research and practice with the National Academic Advising Association guidelines by assisting students in developing academic plans through the dissemination of accurate advising information; to empower students to take ownership of their academic journey and to collaboratively share in the responsibility between advisor and student through a holistic and appreciative advising approach; and to create a culture of success where all students can easily access services and where the diversity of every student is welcomed, respected and valued.

 

Who is my advisor?

Derek Andree

  • Learn more about Derek

    My name is Derek. I have 3 siblings. I also have 1 niece and 2 nephews who I love spending time with! I am originally from Muskegon, so I grew up spending a lot of time at Lake Michigan. However, I have lived in Kalamazoo for over 10 years now. I earned my master's degree from WMU, so I am a Bronco alum!! I have 2 cats, Lady and Layla. I love reading, spending time outdoors, watching sports, musicals/theatre, and much more. I am a HUGE Bronco Sports fan, so I try to attend as many WMU sporting events as I can.   

    My strengths are Context, Developer, Empathy, Positivity, and Includer! 

Andrea Bau

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    I am a 2-time WMU alumna. I earned a bachelor's degree in Tourism & Travel with Business Management, and a master's degree in Educational Leadership: Higher Education and Student Affairs. I'm married and have 2 college age children. One is at Michigan Tech and one is at WMU! I have advised the education majors at WMU since 2015 and am encouraged to witness students develop and grow as they move from orientation to graduation! My hobbies include camping, biking, kayaking, and gardening (both flowers and vegetables). 
     
    My Strengths are Maximizer, Communication, Strategic, Achiever, Activator

Amanda Lozier

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    Hey there! I love working with my students and being a part of your success story. Since starting my freshman year at WMU, I have never left! I completed my Bachelor of Arts in General Studies, worked as an Assistant Director of Admissions for WMU, and for the past four years have been advising for the College of Education and Human Development. During my professional career I started and completed my Master of Arts in Sport Management.

    I have an amazing family that I get to spend life with! I have my husband, a 16-year-old that we are fostering, a 7-year-old daughter, and a 2-year-old con that we just adopted in December. I am a member of Junior Chamber International (JCI), serving as Vice President of Membership for JCI Kalamazoo and Membership Director for JCI Michigan. I also serve as the Girl Scout leader of my daughter’s Daisy troop. I love being able to develop and encourage leadership growth in every aspect of my life and serve my community!

    My strengths are WOO (Winning Others Over), Positivity, Empathy, Context, and Arranger. I love meeting and getting to know new people, building strong relationships, and planning events.

    If you are part of my advising crew, I look forward to working with you to graduation and helping you on your pathway to success! If you are just starting at WMU and becoming part of my crew, I can’t wait to meet you!

    Go Broncos!

Shannon Myers

Chris Robinson

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    I grew up in South Bend, Indiana and went to college at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where I earned my BA in Sociology.  It was so fun going to school in beautiful Malibu with the beaches and sunny weather! I also hold a Master’s degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University, and a Master’s in Education from Aquinas College.  I recently completed my PhD in Higher Education Leadership at WMU. Go Broncos! As you can see, I love to learn!

    Over the years, I have worked in K-12 and higher education in case management and teaching roles with at-risk high school and college students, teen parents, middle school children with emotional impairments and foster children in the court system.  I have also worked in financial aid, student success, and advising as Assistant Director and now as Director of the Office of Admissions and Advising in the College of Education and Human Development. I take great joy in supporting other advisors in the fabulous work they do with students!

    My top five strengths are Achiever, Futuristic, Learner, Restorative, and Connectedness. I love to think about how I can change the future in a positive way, as I learn new things and support others, with an eye to how it all connects together!

    I am married with three children – all who have graduated from college. I have the cutest grandson whom I love dearly. We are a big sports family.  My husband coaches men’s basketball at our local high school and sports are always on the television!

    My hobbies include interior decorating, gardening, animals, and riding my bike. I’m addicted to HGTV. I also love to read and learn about diversity, culture, and how to support students in higher education.