Registration

Getting into the class is the first step

Want to know what classes are offered this semester? Then take a look at the on-line Course Schedule. When searching for courses, please note that subject codes for course listings in education begin with three different letter groups:

  • CRIN     Curriculum & Instruction
  • EDUC    Education
  • EPPL     Educational Policy, Planning & Leadership

You can also search by the college code: Education.

Academic Advising  

Before you get started, you should meet with your faculty advisor. When you are admitted to the School of Education, you will be assigned a faculty advisor to assist you with planning your degree program. You can also use Program of Study for your degree program to determine what courses you should take, and in what order.

Blackboard vs. Banner

Blackboard is not the same thing as Banner registration. Blackboard is a site used by some (but not all) professors to communicate class assignments, syllabi, grades, etc. If you do not have a class listed under Blackboard, it does not mean that you are not registered for that class. You must check the Banner registration screen to find your listing of classes. If the professor is using Blackboard and you do not have access to that class, please check with the professor.  You can view your Banner (official) registration going to myWM and selecting the Banner icon.

How do I register if I am a newly admitted degree-seeking student?
How do I register if I am an non-degree seeking student and just wish to take a course?

The School of Education offers classes that may be taken by anyone with a bachelor's degree. Some classes are restricted to matriculating students, or require the permission of the instructor. Many classes, however, are open to anyone wishing to enroll. First-time registration is done in-person in the Office of Academic Programs. If you take courses each semester, you may register online in the following semesters. The Course Schedule by semester is available online.

Descriptions and restrictions on the classes offered may be found in our catalog [pdf].

Summer registration for those seeking to enroll in a course that are not in the College's registration system: You may register in person beginning the week the class begins. Simply bring the registration form [pdf], and the Application to Determine Physical Residency/In-State Tuition for in-state rates (if applicable), to The Office of Academic Programs and we will register you. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. All registration for graduate level education classes is done in the School of Education.

Unclassified students who have taken classes during the previous semester and are in the College's registration system can pre-register or register on-line via Banner Self Service.

How do I find out when/where classes are being held?

All class information can be found in Banner Self Service.  A full listing of classes is available on the web.

What are the add/drop and other registration dates?

Please see the School of Education's calendar.

I'm having difficulty registering for a class and/or the class is closed.

Contact the professor responsible for the class. If further problems occur, please visit The Office of Academic Programs.

Can I drop or withdraw from classes if I am receiving financial aid?

Maybe - maybe not.  There may be enrollment implications.  Please be aware that in most cases, financial aid awards are determined based on full time enrollment. If you drop below full time enrollment status, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid (757-221-2420) to be sure you understand how this will affect your financial aid. Financial aid is not available for those enrolled less than half time.

I am an undergraduate and I'd like to take a Master's level education class.

To take a graduate course, you must obtain permission [pdf] from the Undergraduate Dean of Arts and Sciences.

I'm an undergraduate and wish to apply to the 5 year program to complete a Master's degree in a teacher licensure program.

To obtain your Masters in Curriculum & Instruction (Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education) as part of the 5 year program you must apply. Please stop by The Office of Academic Programs, or download an application [pdf].

How can I get forms?

Please check the Forms page and download what you need. All Program of Study forms are available on this page.

Frequently requested forms include:
Can I take courses for licensure only?

William and Mary has no licensure-only programs. Candidates for initial elementary or secondary teacher licensure as well as licensure for administration and supervision must be enrolled in a degree-granting program. Non-degree seeking individuals are permitted to take certain classes in the teacher and administrator licensure programs but cannot complete the entire sequence required for licensure until they are admitted to the School of Education as a degree-seeking student. Following completion of a degree program, a student may apply for the state of Virginia licensure through our Office of Professional Services.

Where is the Peninsula Center and what classes are offered there?

Selected courses in the EPPL K-12 administrative licensure program are taught at the Peninsula Center each semester. Other classes taught at the Peninsula Center are generally those for which school divisions have contracted with William and Mary faculty to teach classes for their employees. Because the school division partially funds the class, only designated employees of that school division may enroll in the class. If you have questions about a class being taught at the Peninsula Center, please call the Office of Academic Programs at 757-221-2317.

Directions to the Peninsula Center:
  • From either Williamsburg or Norfolk take I-64 to Oyster Point Road West exit
  • Take the first left onto Canon Boulevard which is the first light
  • Take the first right onto Middle Ground Boulevard which is the first light
  • Take the second left onto Fishing Point Drive Take the fourth driveway on the left -- 11828-30 Fishing Point Drive
  • Proceed to the rear of the building

Note: From Jefferson Avenue turn onto Middle Ground Boulevard and make a right onto Fishing Point Drive