Student Resources

Overview of Supports and Services

  • Academic Supports and Student Success Initiatives—Student Services works closely with the Academic Team to ensure residents achieve academic, personal, and professional success by advising, coaching, and supporting students to excel in their courses and classroom practicum.
  • Office of Enrollment and Credentialing— The Office of Enrollment and Credentialing at Alder provides support to accepted candidates to fulfill enrollment requirements including testing and clearance for fieldwork as well as registering candidates for coursework. The office also supports residents through credential advising and the recommendation for the preliminary teaching credential and granting of Master of Arts in Education degree upon successful completion of the program. Alder’s registrar and credentials analyst is Mariah Klein; Alder’s enrollment specialist in support of credentialing is Marlene Lopez.
  • Health and Wellness Services—Student Services takes a holistic approach in accommodating residents’ mental and physical needs while connecting residents to crucial resources that are accessible virtually and locally.
  • Financial Support Services—Student Services offers financial planning, provides guides to resources such as Making It Work regional supports, and assists in making the program attainable.
  • Accommodations Services—The Office of Student Services is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504, and in some cases may be able to provide support for students with temporary disabilities/medical conditions. The Disabilities and Accommodations Policy and Procedures contains vital information for students to review when considering requesting accommodations at Alder.
  • Library and Information Services—Alder GSE’s Library supports Student Services by ensuring residents receive writing and research support.
  • Resident Experience—By cultivating opportunities and creating success for every resident, our hope is that residents feel included and a sense of belonging from the start of their residency year to the successful completion of the program.

Student Services Resources

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Making It Work Regional Resources

Alder GSE partners with government and nonprofit agencies to provide direct assistance for students with financial, medical, and wellness needs. Regional Guides are available below.