Students may check the course listings in the myShip portal for the most up-to-date listing of available courses.  


Dr. Ford Brooks, Counseling and College Student Personnel professor and chair, was selected to share his expertise on addictions and counseling in Counseling Today's article, "Hidden in Plain Sight."

Dr. George F. "Jody" Harpster was elected as the next Shippensburg president. Dr. Harpster earned his Master's degree from the College of Education and Human Services.                                             

First Ship Doctoral Degree Program! Find out more about the doctorate in educational leadership here.

MSW Graduates -- score above national average, Graduate students from the Millersville & Shippensburg University MSW program, passed the licensure exam at a rate above national average. 

Dr. Billy Henson, assistant professor of criminal justice, recently had his co-authored book Fear of Crime in the United States: Causes, Consequences and Contradictions published by Carolina Academic Press. The book examines the nature and extent of crime-related fear and describes the physical, psychological, behavioral, and social effects of fear of crime.

Important dates:

January 27: Drop/Add Period ends for POT 1

February 10: Deadline for major changes for high demand majors

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College of Education and Human Services

Shippen Hall (352-360)
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257

Fax 717-477-4012 
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Mission, Goals and Objectives of the College of Education and Human Services


The Mission of the College of Education and Human Services is preparing students to be competent human service professionals and to provide leadership directed toward encouraging collaboration in the development and application of theory, research, policy, resources, practices, and innovative models.


The College fosters such competencies through the identification, creation, and dissemination of knowledge, a respect for diversity, and an attitude of life-long learning the human services. The College strives to instill a sense of responsibility, commitment, and professionalism in service to people and institutions while striving for expertise in major areas of study by incorporating a significant liberal arts component into each of the professional programs and identifying outcomes to measure effectiveness of programs. Students demonstrate ethical practices related to common social behavior and legal issues.


Faculty, staff, and administration in the College of Education and Human Services will provide broad based educational experiences so that students will be able to:

  1. Develop a strong background in their chosen field of study.
  2. Identify the interrelationship between and among the various social agencies of the community and practice a collaborative team approach unifying standards and competencies in the role and function of professionals within the human services disciplines.
  3. Translate knowledge from the basic disciplines into practical applications to specific human and behavioral problems.
  4. Demonstrate a knowledge of and sensitivity to human understanding and individual differences. 
  5. Model an understanding of ethical standards that result in life-long responsibility for professional behavior.
  6. Develop an evolving professional attitude which will result in life-long learning.
  7. Provide resources and educational experiences in computing and information technology for use as a personal and professional tool.