Contact Information - The online U-Guide ( provides direct access to the answers to most of your questions. Please see the contact information list for any questions that are not answered in this guide. Typically, this will be your professional advisor. If they are unable to assist you and the information is not available to you in the U-Guide, then your professional advisor will seek assistance from your program coordinator or other experts in our department. 

Contact List for School of Education Teacher Education Programs

  • 434-582-2445 School of Education
  • 434-582-2632 Teacher Licensure Office
  • 434-582-2468 Fax
  • Dr. Karen L. Parker, Dean, School of Education
  • Esther Alcindor, Director, Elementary Education
  • Dr. Deanna Keith, Director,  Special Education
  • Dr. Andrea Beam, Director, Secondary Education
Link or Email
General Advising
CASAS Advisor
Declare Major [Gate 1]
CASAS Advisor
Background Check
Licensure Secretary
TLP admission [Gate 2]
Gate 2 Facilitator
Course Assignments and Grading
Contact Course Professor
Local Field Experience (including Student Teaching Placements)
Local Field Director
Student Teaching Application[Gate 3]
Gate 3 Facilitator
External Student Teaching Placements [Gate 3]
External Field Coordinator
Help Desk (Blackboard, WebMail)
(434) 592-7800
LU Help Desk
Help Desk (LiveText)
866-LiveText (866-548-3839)
LiveText Help Desk
Licensure Application [Gate 4]
Licensure Office