Information for New Education Majors
Congratulations on taking the next step toward a career in teaching!
- If you are a prospective Education major visit How to Declare an Education Major.
New Education Major Support
If you need support getting started, email the School of Education Reception team at email@example.com.
New Student Checklist
Declare Your Primary Major
If you have not declared your first major in the School of Arts & Sciences, complete and submit the online Major, Minor, Certificate Declaration and Change Form. For the full steps to declare a major, please review the Majors, Minors and Certificates page.
Attend Program Advising Session
After receiving approval from the School of Education to declare your UTEP major, you will be invited to a Program Advising Session to develop a better understanding of the program and complete the administrative steps to have the major added to your CUNYFirst account.
Complete Student Chart: Course Sequence Guide and Submit Post-Advising Confirmation Form
After attending the Program Advising Session you will be sent an email containing the Student Chart: Course Sequence Guide. Complete this guide, carefully mapping our your primary major and education major. Then upload this chart to the New Education Major Post-Advising Confirmation Form. The Student Chart: Course Sequence Guide. Complete and New Education Major Post-Advising Confirmation Form will only be shared with students who attend the Program Advising Session.
Once we receive your form, we will work with the Registrar’s Office to have the major added to your record and provide course permission so you can register for classes.
Start Fingerprinting Process
Fingerprinting is required for NY State Teacher and School Counseling Certification and select clinical experiences. This process can be lengthy and new students are encouraged to start this process early. Please review the School of Education Fingerprinting page for all required steps.
Meet with Financial Aid Advisor
Schedule an appointment with a Financial Aid Advisor to discuss your Student Chart: Course Sequence Guide and identify any semesters in which you may have issues maintaining your financial aid. For more information on financial aid and to schedule an appointment, visit the Office of Financial Aid page.