Winthrop University: COE - Student Academic Services (SAS)

Student Academic Services


Schedule an Appointment!


Mission Statement

The Richard W. Riley College of Education's Student Academic Services (SAS) primarily serves undergraduate and Master of Arts in Teaching students enrolled in majors and minors within the college. In addition to these primary stakeholders, the office supports faculty advising in the college and completers of all educator preparation programs in obtaining certification. The SAS staff is focused on providing assistance and helpful resources in the areas of advising, student success, recruitment, retention, certification, admission to the Teacher Education Program, and college-specific scholarships. Our mission aligns with the College of Education’s vision of empowering our students to positively impact the world, and our work is guided by the Winthrop University values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership.

    Student Academic Services is the academic hub for all students in the Richard W. Riley College of Education.

    Ms. Carol Adams, Administrative Specialist, is your first contact for questions. Ms. Adams can help you determine who best can answer your questions. Further, Ms. Adams is also our Student Learning & Licensure support coordinator and Librarian for our Praxis Study Guides. If you need more information checking out a study guide or need assistance logging into Student Learning & Licensure, please contact Ms. Adams. Her office is located in Withers 106-D.

    Ms. Elizabeth Moore, Academic Advisor to Richard W. Riley College of Education.

    Ms. Joanna Harris, Director of Student Academic Services and Educator Services Coordinator, is the first point of contact for admission to the Teacher Education Program, teacher certification, and college-level scholarships. Ms. Harris is the secondary advisor for Educational Studies Minors.

    Dr. Erin Hamel, Associate Dean, provides support for all processes in the office.

    Student Academic Services is located at 144 Withers in the Richard W. Riley College of Education.

    In fall and spring terms, the office is open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    In the summer, the office is open Monday to Thursday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Friday 8-11:30 a.m.

    Coordinates admission to the Teacher Education Program

    Oversees undergraduate advising for College of Education 

    Coordinates teacher certification processes

    Assists in processing of SC Teacher Loan applications for Winthrop Students

    Facilitates scholarship process in the College of Education

    Praxis Core Study Materials available

    Processes ETS voucher system, background checks, and name badge replacement

    Supports students and faculty with use of Student Learning & Licensure

    Hosts Supplemental Education Experience (SEE) events.

Last Updated: 2/1/23