Departments + Programs

Preparing you to lead

The Teacher Education Program is comprised of majors, minors, and certifications in two departments: Education Studies and Special Education. Teacher education programs provide students with a variety of opportunities to prepare for careers as teachers in early childhood and early childhood special education, elementary education, secondary education, or special education. Through course work and field experiences, students demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be collaborative leaders in school settings.

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Education Studies

If you have the desire and passion to become a teacher, you are in the right place. Our courses and experiences emphasizing reflection, decision-making, and collaborative leadership will develop the skills necessary for you to be an effective teacher.

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Special Education

There's no shortage of passion and commitment within the special education program. You will learn how to become an impactful educator, providing students with disabilities the tools they need to succeed.

Special Education

Leading the way in human sciences

The Human Sciences Programs consist of majors, minors, and certifications in three departments: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Kinesiology, and Social Work. These programs prepare speech-language pathologists, health and human performance professionals, athletic trainers, and social workers. By completing rigorous course work, labs, and practicums, students demonstrate their skills to assist those with speech and hearing problems, promote wellness and fitness, and advocate for equity and respect for all people in a variety of settings. 

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As a compassionate problem solver, you will help people address communication and swallowing challenges. Our programs use creative thinking, scientific research, and technology to prepare you for a career in speech, language, and hearing disorders.

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Kinesiology students work on a project

Department of Kinesiology

Learn about the movements of the body, wellness, nutrition and much more from faculty and staff who are experts in the field of kinesiology.

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Students building a pyramid of iPods.

Social Work

A career in social work focuses on enhancing the well-being of individuals and addressing inequity in society as a whole. You will be trained to work in settings including mental health clinics, schools, hospitals, and public social service agencies.

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Social Work

If your mission in life is helping people and empowering them to make changes in their lives and communities, a social work major might be perfect for you! Your education will include a wide range of topics including human behavior, communication, and soc

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