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College of Education and Human Services

The professions of Counseling & College Student Personnel, Criminal Justice, Educational Leadership and Special Education, Exercise Science, Social Work and Gerontology, and Teacher Education comprise the College of Education and Human Services. This College is charged with upholding a learning environment in which faculty, administration, staff, and students work together to develop a lifetime commitment to being of service to others. Together, we define who we are and who we aspire to become as members of the College of Education and Human Services community.

Mission and Goals

The College of Education and Human Services prepares students to become competent human service professionals by providing leadership directed toward encouraging collaboration to develop and apply theory, research, policy, resources, practices, and innovative models.

We foster these skills by identifying, creating, and disseminating knowledge, respecting diversity, and valuing an attitude of life-long learning in the human services.

We strive to instill a sense of responsibility, commitment, and professionalism in our students who provide service to people and institutions. At the same time, we strive for expertise in major areas of study by: 

  • Incorporating a significant liberal arts component into each of the professional programs
  • Identifying outcomes to measure effectiveness of programs
  • Preparing students to demonstrate ethical practices related to common social behavior and legal issues