College of Education and Human Services

The College of Education and Human Services holds many distinctions, including a legacy as the first chartered state teachers college in Pennsylvania. Our long-standing commitment to children, families, and individuals is reflected in our degrees and major areas of study with minors, certificates and licensure at the undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and doctoral levels.

Our college is charged with upholding a learning environment in which faculty, administration, staff, and students work together to develop a lifetime commitment of service to others. Together, we define who we are and who we aspire to become as members within the College of Education and Human Services community. Our graduates are living and working in our community, state, country, and around the world.

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    Counseling and College Student Personnel

    The Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel teaches the skills necessary for the professional practice of counseling and student personnel work.

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    Criminal Justice

    The Criminal Justice Department prepares students for potential careers as law enforcement officers, adult or juvenile probation/parole officers, loss prevention professionals, correctional officers and administrators, or future law or graduate students, by presenting them with a range of coursework covering both general criminal justice information as well as specialty areas like policing and juvenile justice.

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    Educational Leadership and Special Education

    The Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education offers a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, as well as several Master of Education and certificate programs.

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    Exercise Science

    The Exercise Science Department has been training exercise scientists since 2004. The department's mission is to prepare students for real-world and professional situations.

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    ROTC

    The Reserve Officer Training Corps is an academic program offering college students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills as they pursue their education in one of the university's major fields of study. Basic military skills are taught throughout the curriculum. All activities, including developmental counseling, are designed to build self-confidence and character.

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    Social Work and Gerontology

    All programs in the Social Work and Gerontology Department focus on providing quality education to the future leaders of our helping professions.

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    Teacher Education

    Shippensburg University has a rich heritage of preparing some of the finest teachers in the region. The Teacher Education Department is the home to a variety of educational programs. The Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School provides a unique opportunity for students to observe and participate in elementary school activities and classroom teaching experiences.