SAFE Student Advising and Field Experience

WHAT WE DO

The SAFE Office provides support to undergraduate students in the School of Education. Our office advises students in a variety of degree programs in teacher education (early childhood, elementary, special education, health and physical education and secondary level programs). Additionally, the SAFE Office houses staff associated with field experience requirements and teacher licensure.

Welcome to SAFE Office

We are your dedicated ally for all things undergraduate for the School of Education at the University of Mississippi! Beyond being your go-to for academic advice, we take the lead in managing your field experience placements, guiding you through the teacher licensure processes, and orchestrating the memorable School of Education Commencement Ceremony in partnership with the University of Mississippi Special Events Office.

What sets us apart? Our dynamic SAFE office team, proud recipients of not one but two "Advisor-of-the-Year" awards, and a departmental "Outstanding Service" award for the University. We are not just about paperwork; we are about championing your academic journey with personalized, timely assistance.

Let's make your education experience exceptional together!

Meet with our Academic Advisors (Oxford Campus Only)

Advising details for UM Oxford students

School of Education Undergraduate Programs

We advise students in a variety of degree programs in Teacher Education.

Academic Advising for School of Education Regional Campuses

The School of Education extends its academic offerings to various campuses, including Desoto, Tupelo, Booneville, Grenada, and Rankin. To schedule advising appointments and access relevant information tailored to your campus, please identify your specific location.

For personalized assistance, including scheduling advising appointments and accessing campus-specific information, we encourage you to identify your location and explore the resources tailored to your academic journey.

Meet our team

Meet our undergraduate advising team—your partners in guiding you through the intricacies of course selection and registration. We're here to ensure your academic journey is smooth and tailored to your goals. Let's chart your course together!
Whitney Webb

Whitney Webb

  • Assistant Dean for Certification and Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Sally Quong

Sally Quong

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator of Field Experience
Donna Patterson

Donna Patterson

  • Academic Counselor II
Kara Parham

Kara Parham

  • Academic Counselor
Chasity Fondren

Chasity Fondren

  • Secretary II