Advising Resources

The School of Education prides itself on offering excellent advising support. Whether you are troubleshooting routine challenges, have questions about a policy, or are looking for some guidance, we can help! Please reach out to an advisor or credential analyst to schedule a conversation or time to meet.

Meet Our Team


Student Success Team

Dani Doyle, M.A.
Director of Student Success 
Email to schedule a meeting

Zoom office hours 2-3pm
every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
of the month.

Reach out with feedback and questions regarding your student experience, including by not limited to

  • Academic Probation
  • Student Organization
  • Funding and scholarships
  • Accessiblity
Michael Cersosimo, Ed.D.
Academic Advisor 
Email to schedule a meeting

Contact Dr. Cersosimo with enrollment and requirement questions for the following programs.

  • Child Welfare and Attendance
  • Counseling
  • Educational Studies 4+1
  • Guidance and Counseling
  • Higher Education Administration
  • School Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Undergraduate Teacher Prep
Terri Taylor
Academic Advisor 
Email to schedule a meeting

Contact Terri with enrollment and requirement questions for the following programs.

  • Adminstrative Services Preliminary Credential
  • Bilingual Added Teaching Authorization
  • Catholic School Admistration
  • Charter School Leadership
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Studies
  • Elementary Education
  • Elementary Teaching
  • Inclusive Education
  • Reading and Literacy Added Authorization
  • School Administration
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Urban Education
Joy Pirsaheli
Credential Analyst 
Email to schedule a meeting
Reach out with questions about the credential process and guidelines. 
Please see our credential services page for more information.


Additional Resources

  • Use this information as reference to plan your academic year and degree progression. 

    Academic Calendar


    Schedule of Classes

    Final Exam Schedule

  • Our community is guided by these policies. Become familiar with them, and use them as reference when troubleshooting questions.

    Academic Honesty Policy

    Lion's Code

    Office of Student Conduct and Community Responsibility


  • We are proud to support our student organizations! The SOE is affiliated with the following registered student organizations.  Learn more about them or start your own!

    School of Education's Black Graduate Student Association: Imani

    Rooted in one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa, Imani (meaning Faith in Swahili) teaches us to believe with our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle. With Imani at the forefront of all we do, the purpose of SOE BGSA: Imani is to empower individuals within LMU’s graduate community who identify as Black, African American, Black biracial, multicultural, African, or within the Black Diaspora and to provide networking opportunities with other incoming students, current students, alumni, staff, undergraduates, and faculty at LMU. The goal is to represent an established presence of this community for students that fosters connection and ongoing support.

    Graduate Assoc. of School Psychology (GASP)

    We are the student-run organization for the School Psychology program here at Loyola Marymount University. Our mission is to help the members of our program to network with other students and professionals, to keep our members up-to-date on events affecting the profession of school psychology, and to provide academic and professional support to our members. GASP is also involved in hosting events on campus that help provide the organization with funds to help cover organizational expenses, and costs for professional development events and training. If you're interested in the School Psychology program here at LMU, please contact our student-leaders for more information!