The College of Education and Human Development combines cutting-edge research with practical applications to create truly multidisciplinary programs.
Our internationally known faculty members encourage students to identify problems, ask critical questions, and develop creative solutions to transform individuals, families, and communities.
Learn how adults gain new forms of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values.
This program is designed to prepare teachers, administrators, trainers, and counselors in the political, social, economic, and theoretical aspects of adult literacy.
Advance Practices in Second Language Teaching
This program is designed for teachers of foreign languages and English as a second language looking to master new models and strategies in their practice.
Applied Child and Adolescent Development
Learn how to draw on development science to address the needs of children and adolescents in advocacy, community, and health care settings. (Online degree)
Applied psychology in educational and community settings (APECS)
Gain experience working with children and youth in educational settings
Arts in Education
Learn about the teaching strategies for building knowledge and skills in visual arts, dance, and theatre arts.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Prepare to work with children and youth with autism spectrum disorder by learning methods of assessment, intervention, and treatment evaluation.
Business and Marketing Education
Courses in sales and marketing prepare you for careers in a variety of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial startups to nonprofit management.
Prepare for a career in research. Specialize in an area such as cognitive development, language, learning, executive function, social development, or developmental psychobiology and neuroscience.
If you're interested in pursuing sport management or teacher licensure, this certificate gives you a foundation for developing your coaching skills.
Comparative International Development Education
Our students examine educational ideas, practices, and systems through a global lens. We research how cultures, governments, and markets effect our educational philosophies and structures.
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
Counsel others throughout the lifespan. Work in schools, colleges, or community organizations, and help people develop personally and socially, in their academic or career pursuits.
Couple and Family Therapy
Become a leader in the field of couple/marriage and family therapy (C/MFT) and work systemically with diverse families and communities locally and internationally.
Culture and Teaching
Investigate critical issues related to equity, democracy and social justice in education. Study a variety of perspectives and methods across broad social, cultural, and political contexts.
Disability Policy and Services
This program surveys the spectrum of education, health, and social services available to individuals with disabilities and their families, and the public and private networks of disability services.
Dual Language and Immersion Education
Work effectively in dual language and immersion settings, in programs where the second / foreign / heritage / indigenous language is the vehicle to teach school subjects.
Early Childhood Education
Study children's development from birth to age eight, a time of rapid development and change. Prepare for a teaching career or careers in social service agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Education Policy and Leadership
Prepare to work to continuously improve educational quality and effectiveness so that young people graduate from secondary education well-prepared to continue their learning and contribute to their communities.
Contribute to the advancement of knowledge so necessary to address the dynamic challenges of contemporary education at the elementary level
Teaching English as Second Language
Teach English to adult speakers of other languages in programs such as intensive English programs and English writing programs on college and university campuses across the U.S. and internationally.
Prepare for teaching in secondary schools and pursue a career in teaching English language arts. We offer a range of courses in Language, Literature, Writing, and teaching English.
Examine the techniques and process of program evaluation and policy research. Gain qualitative and quantitative methods expertise and useful experiences in the practice of program evaluation and policy studies.
Parent and Family Education
Prepare to design, deliver, and evaluate educational programs in a variety of settings that support and educate parents and families.
Family Social Science
Improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Pursue careers in social services and nonprofit organizations, or prepare for graduate work in areas such as school counseling and social work."
Couple and Family Therapy (C/MFT)
Educate and mentor the next generation of leaders and agents of social change, working systemically with diverse families and communities locally and internationally.
Family Violence Prevention
Expand your knowledge of preventing family violence through this minor in the School of Social Work.
Study the experiences, practices, and decisions of those involved in post-secondary education, as well as on the sociopolitical contexts in which higher education exists
Human Resource Development
Study the methods and practices for helping employees and organizations develop their skills, knowledge, and abilities.
K-12 Technology Integration
Use research-backed best practices in using technology and the Internet in the classroom.
Help people live healthier lives. Kinesiology - the study of physical activity and human movement - prepares you for a variety of careers in health science and wellness.
Prepare for real-life leadership opportunities by examining leadership from several perspectives.
Leadership in Education
Become an educational leader who fosters continuous learning and improvement. Prepare to advance school-wide and district-wide reforms for coherent educational systems and programs.
Prepare for research and practice in teaching and learning strategies using multimedia, design, K-12 technology integration, online distance learning and learning analytics.
Become a leading scholar in the areas of children's and adolescent literature, critical literacy, English education, reading, and writing.
Prepare to teach in K-12 schools, with coursework covering research and best practices in math education.
Multicultural Teaching and Learning
Apply current theory and practice related to access, persistence, and student achievement to successfully address the changing needs of postsecondary education
Multimedia Design and Development
Designed for K-12 teachers, higher education instructors and corporate trainers who want to produce and design software to enhance learning.
Develop knowledge and skill in best practices for designing and delivering online distance learning.
Outdoor Recreation and Education
An experiential program that can be completed through international and U.S. travel opportunities.
Physical Activity and Health
Learn about the leading-edge research, trends, and practices in physical activity as they relate to health. Discover techniques for implementing programs through population-based physical activity.
PK-12 Administrative Licensure
Prepare to be a licensed administrator as a K-12 principal, superintendent, director of special education, or director of community education.
The scientific study of systematic efforts to reduce the incidence of unhealthy or maladaptive behavior, and to promote health and adaptive behavior in populations across the life span.
Design, implement, and evaluate learning opportunities for PreK-12 educators and related staff.
Intensive study of the techniques and process of evaluation and policy research, in addition to the social and political context within which program evaluation occurs.
Psychological Foundations of Education
Study the psychological processes critical to education, focusing on cognitive and social-emotional development, including high-level cognition and factors shaping and enhancing learning throughout the lifespan.
Quantitative Methods in Education
Discover solutions to issues in educational research, assessment, and program evaluation through measurement, evaluation, and statistics.
Racial Justice in Urban Schooling
Analyze educational practices that marginalize students from non-dominant social groups and learn how to support those students.
Help individuals, families, and communities live healthy and satisfying lives. Gain experience in recreation administration through internships and experiential learning.
Through work in schools settings or research, help students succeed academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally.
Earn a license to teach high-school chemistry, earth and space science, life science, and/or physics. Students can also add a Grades 5-8 license in general science.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education
Become an expert in STEM Education, the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
Second Language Education
Combine best practices in teaching and learning through one of fifteen language areas
Examine how to create socially just communities through this minor in the School of Social Work.
Social Studies Education
Develop research-based knowledge for teaching social studies, with emphases on political socialization, political tolerance, authentic assessment, citizenship and civics education, and democratic thought.
Advanced social work practice and leadership, with focus areas of Clinical Mental Health, Community Practice, Families and Children, and Health, Disability and Aging.
Prepare to teach students with mild-moderate disabilities in grade K through age 21. Improve outcomes for individuals who require specialized support to achieve success throughout their lifespan.
Combine theoretical instruction and practical experience to prepare for leadership success in the sports industry and marketplace.
Sport and Exercise Science
Health-related advanced study with focus tracks in Sport Performance, Athletic Training, and Health Promotion
Talent Development and Gifted Education
Develop, implement, and supervise programs to teach gifted and talented students in K-12, postsecondary schools and other settings.
Teaching Writing and Critical Literacy
Gain strategies for teaching the writing process to English-language learners and diverse populations while incorporating reading and writing across the curriculum
Youth Development Leadership
Work with and on behalf of youth, creating space for what’s possible with a grounding in current research as well as hands-on learning.