Advising and Support

Student Advisors provide the following services:

  • Process admission and readmission applications to all of undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Education
  • Assess transfer credit
  • Program advising
  • Process Registration Checks
  • Process Graduation Checks

If you have an inquiry specific to your program or academic record, please contact an advisor by emailing

Current Education Students - Google 'Meet' Virtual Advising

20 Minute Appointments

Current undergraduate students can contact a Student Advisor via email for assistance at We also offer virtual advising appointments.

Education ESS Advising Appointment Calendar Form

Appointments must be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance. You will receive a link prior to your appointment.

Please note that all appointment times are in Mountain Standard Time.

To book an appointment, you must be logged into your email account.

Current Undergraduate Education Students - Drop-in Advising

Student Advisors at the Education Student Services (ESS) office are available to meet with current undergraduate students in-person, on a drop-in basis for program advising, according to the following schedule: Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:30 AM and Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:30 PM.

No appointment is necessary, and appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Student Advisors for Current Undergraduate Faculty of Education Students:

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Ceci Cardinal (they/them)

Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) Academic Advisor

Website: ATEP Website
Fun Fact:
Ceci walks fast and is very unaware of their surroundings when they are walking.


Ryan Dean (he/him)

CTS Bridging, Course Management, Varsity Athletes

Fun Fact: Ryan is a graduate of the University of Alberta, having played 5 seasons for the University of Alberta Golden Bears football team.


Calvin Irwin (he/him)

Teacher Education North Collaborative Program, Diplomas and Certificates, BSc (Augustana)/BEd, Augustana/BEd Elementary 2+2

Fun Fact: Calvin is a graduate of the Elementary Education Program here at U of A and likes to explore the river valley trails in Edmonton on his bike throughout the entire year.

Megan McCaskill

Megan McCaskill (She/Her)

Teacher Education North Collaborative Program, Diplomas and Certificates, Alberta Education Certification, International Student Advisor

Fun Fact: Megan is a graduate of the Faculty of Education in the Masters program. She crochets and listens to a lot of Kpop in her new abundance of free time now that she is not a student.


Alicia Payne (she/her)

BKin/BEd Combined degree program, Admissions/Transfer Credit, CTS Bridging 

Fun Fact:Alicia is a graduate of the Combined Kinesiology and Education Bachelor Degree programs. She has also visited over 45 countries in her travels, and loves heading to the Rocky Mountains whenever possible.


Catherine Smythe (she/her)

Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) Academic Advising Team Lead


Fun Fact: Cathie graduated from the Faculty of Education in Physical Education and enjoys long walks, especially on a golf course.


Zara Williams (she/her)

BA Drama/BEd, BMus/BEd, Augustana BSc/BEd Combined Degrees, Augustana/BEd Elementary 2+2 and Keyano Collaborative Program

Fun Fact:  Zara graduated from the University of Alberta and likes ice skating during the winter.


Adrian Xavier (he/him/his)

BA(Native Studies)/BEd Combined; BA(Drama)/BEd Combined; Keyano Collaborative Program; Transition Year Program (TYP)

Fun Fact:  Adrian is originally from Tkaronto (Toronto) and attended the UofA to complete a Masters of Education. He is a sucker for rooting for the Toronto Raptors and Blue Jays, and thoroughly enjoys bike rides and dog walks.

All other Student Services Assistants can also be contacted by email at