The mission of the School of Education, Counseling, and Human Development is to provide high quality educational experiences to learners across the education and human science fields, and to generate knowledge of human behavior, learning science, and interpersonal relationships.
The School of Education, Counseling, and Human Development creates a unique niche across programs in education and human science fields that emphasizes developmental sciences and the science of learning. By more fully integrating human development and education, we will be able to better ground teacher education in the context of developmental and cultural relevance, and we will further strengthen our offerings in human development by grounding them in the science of learning. Both areas underscore the importance of how learning across the lifespan develops in diverse learners. Diverse here references not only differences in cognitive and learning styles, but differences in culture, socioeconomic status, and lifestyle.
The Teaching, Learning & Leadership programs prepare educators to be leaders for the 21st Century. We offer undergraduate degree and certification programs in Early Childhood Education and Secondary Education and graduate degree programs at the master's level in Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Administration.
The Counseling and Human programs are comprised of the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program and the nationally-accredited Counseling and Human Resource Development (CHRD) program. Students within both programs study the individual, group and family throughout the lifespan and are prepared to enter helping professions.