May 26, 2022  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

About the College of Education

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Contact Information / Who’s Who
Office of the Dean
214 Farish Hall
Office of Undergraduate Studies
160 Farish Hall
Office of Graduate Studies
256 Farish Hall

Curriculum and Instruction 
236 Farish Hall


Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences 
491 Farish Hall


Robert H. McPherson, Ph.D., University of Houston

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies:
Jonathan P. Schwartz, Ph.D., New Mexico State University

Associate Dean for Research:
Andrew P. Daire, Ph.D., Florida State University

College Business Administrator:
Paul Roch

Mission / Objectives

The College of Education is committed to the preparation of teachers, counselors, school and higher education administrators, and professionals for a wide variety of educational settings, including social agencies, business, and government. Because of the university’s urban setting, students will have opportunities to work with learners in a wide variety of educational settings.


The College of Education is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification, (SBEC ) and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

College of Education’s Departmental Organization

Each of the three departments of the college focuses on a specific aspect of professional education. Two departments offer undergraduate degrees. The major entitled Teaching and Learning (formerly known as Interdisciplinary Studies) is housed within the Curriculum and Instruction Department. Two majors, Health, and Human Development and Family Studies, are housed in the Department of Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences.

Undergraduate Degrees: