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College of Education and Human Services Departments and Majors

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 & 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

Commitment to Ethical Practice

Each of the professions represented in the College of Education and Human Services are guided by ethical codes of professional practice enforced through the prescribed channels of its profession. From these codes our College has created a unifying ideal that consists of seven ethical statements of principle. These statements reflect the fundamental belief that intraprofessional collaboration provides a more comprehensive service system to children, families, clients, students, and institutions than individual disciplines acting in isolation.

  • Honoring, and dignifying ourselves and others.
  • Valuing differences among and between us.
  • Advocating for and acting to attain social justice.
  • Using discretion vested in the privileges of our positions appropriately.
  • Performing our jobs at the highest standard.
  • Upholding the trust of those with whom we work.
  • Respecting the work of other professionals.