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SDSU creates schools in College of Education and Human Sciences

Paul Barnes
Paul Barnes

South Dakota State University has restructured the College of Education and Human Sciences by creating two distinct schools: the School of Education, Counseling and Human Development and the School of Health and Consumer Sciences. The change began July 1, following South Dakota Board of Regents approval earlier in the year.

“The school model allows engaged learning through stronger and better coordinated programs,” said Paul Barnes, who started serving as dean of SDSU’s College of Education and Human Sciences in early July. “Faculty will have increased opportunities to share expertise and collaborate in teaching, community engagement and research. All of these can provide greatly enhanced learning opportunities for students.”

School of Health and Consumer Sciences
The School of Health and Consumer Sciences combines the former Department of Consumer Sciences and the Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences. Kendra Kattelmann has been selected as the school's director. Nearly 40 faculty members are in the school, which offers the following degrees:

  • Undergraduate
    • Aviation
    • Community and public health
    • Consumer affairs
    • Exercise science
    • Fashion studies and retail merchandising
    • Hospitality, tourism and event management
    • Leadership and management of nonprofit organizations
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Physical education teacher education
    • Pre-athletic training/Pre-physical therapy/Pre-occupational therapy
    • Sport and recreation management
  • Graduate (master’s unless noted)
    • Athletic training
    • Dietetics
    • Human sciences-family financial planning
    • Human sciences-merchandising
    • Nutrition and exercise sciences (master’s and doctorate)
    • Sport and recreation administration

School of Education, Counseling and Human Development
The School of Education, Counseling and Human Development combines the former Department of Counseling and Human Development and the Department of Teaching, Learning and Leadership. Jay Trenhaile has been named the director of the school, which has nearly 40 faculty members.

In addition to the housing the Family Resource Network, the Fishback Center for Early Childhood Education and the exploratory studies program, the school offers the following degrees:

  • Undergraduate
    • Agriculture education, communication and leadership (in cooperation with the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • Early childhood education (Birth to 8 specialization)
    • Early childhood education (Cooperative elementary education program with Dakota State University)
    • Early education and care
    • Exploratory Studies
    • Human development and family studies
    • Secondary teacher education
    • Family and consumer sciences education
    • Early childhood education
  • Graduate
    • Agricultural education
    • Curriculum and instruction (specializations in early childhood, elementary and secondary education)
    • Educational administration
    • Counseling and human resource development-administration of student affairs
    • CHRD-clinical mental health counseling
    • CHRD-college counseling
    • CHRD-marriage and family counseling
    • CHRD-rehabilitation counseling
    • CHRD-school counseling
    • Human sciences-developmental sciences
    • Human sciences-family and community services
    • Human sciences-family and consumer services

Overall, SDSU has eight schools. In addition to the two in the College of Education and Human Sciences, six schools are in SDSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. They are:

  • School of Design.
  • School of Performing Arts.
  • School of Communication and Journalism.
  • Ness School of Management and Economics.
  • School of American and Global Studies.
  • School of Psychology, Sociology and Rural Studies.