Frequently Asked Questions About the CEHHS

When did the School of Education (SOE) change to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS)?
The U-M Board of Regents approved the name change of the college in December 2012. The change went in to effect on September 1, 2013.

Why has UM-Dearborn changed the name of the college?
UM-Dearborn changed the name of the college after extensive marketing research in current and future demand for skills in the healthcare sector.  The university already offered courses that could be applied to health and human services degrees, and, in addition, possessed the faculty expertise to further develop undergraduate and graduate programs that meet work force demands and student interests.  The university drew upon existing faculty talent and courses available across the sciences, education, engineering, humanities, and business as it created new CEHHS programming.

The university also relied upon strong, well-established partnerships with Oakwood Healthcare System in building the new college.  For example, the Early Childhood Education Center has partnered with Oakwood’s Center for Exceptional Families for nearly 10 years in jointly funded research that focuses on inclusive medical and educational best practices in a classroom setting.  This type of collaboration continues to be expanded and has been fully integrated into the new college, even as other partnerships with area medical facilities, social service agencies, and public health departments have been forged.

Importantly, this name change has allowed UM-Dearborn to grow enrollment and to provide top quality programs that are in high demand in southeast Michigan.

I am currently a senior in the CEHHS, expecting to graduate by winter semester 2014. How will the change to the college impact me?
There will not be any impact on you at all. Graduation requirements will not change and your completed course work will be applied toward your degree as appropriate.

Your diploma will read – College of Education, Health, and Human Services beginning with the December (fall) 2013 graduating class.

I have established strong relationships with CEHHS faculty. Do you anticipate any changes in faculty?
No. The CEHHS faculty will continue to teach in their disciplines.

What programs are available in CEHHS as of January, 2016?
The Department of Education offers a variety of programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels:

  • Multiple options for teacher certification programs
  • Undergraduate degrees in Children and Families and Instructional Technology
  • Several choices in university level certificate programs including STEM2 and TESOL
  • Numerous graduate degree programs including a doctoral degree (Ed.D.) and education specialist degree (Ed.S.)
  • Two master’s degree programs are offered completely online-M.Ed. in Special Education and the M.A. in Educational Technology

The college through its Department of Health and Human Services offers the following health-related programs:

  • Undergraduate degrees in Child Life Specialist, Community Health Education, Health Policies Studies, and Public Health
  • A master’s degree in Health Information Technology
  • An undergraduate minor in Social Work
  • A certificate in Addiction Studies
  • A comprehensive undergraduate program of pre-health and health advising featuring mentoring and counseling for students on the academic, extracurricular, and professional requirements for the health professions, including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, optometry, public health and more

Students interested in any of the above programs should consult and follow the current university and CEHHS admissions and enrollment guidelines and procedures.

Will CEHHS offer internships, co-ops and other career development opportunities?
UM-Dearborn is known for its vast variety of internship and community-based outreach programs. CEHHS will also offer students a variety of job and career-related opportunities to gain practical industry knowledge and experience including internships, co-ops and other career-related programs.

The CEHHS already has deep relationships with Oakwood Health Care System and this partnership is only expected to grow with the development of CEHHS.

I am interested in human services programs. When can I expect to see new degree programs in this in area?
UM-Dearborn continues discussions with the University of Michigan-Flint, for a potential partnership, to offer accredited social work programs to UM-Dearborn students.

I am a high school senior interested in becoming a teacher. What do I need to do?
On your UM-Dearborn application indicate your major.

I am a high school senior interested in the proposed health and human services programs. What do I need to do?
On your UM-Dearborn application select the appropriate major or select undecided.
Continue to inquire with advising staff regarding the availability of health and human services programs.

I am a transfer student from a community college or another university interested in becoming a teacher. What do I need to do?
On your UM-Dearborn application indicate your major.

I am a transfer student from a community college or another university interested in health and human services programs. What do I need to do?
On your UM-Dearborn application select the appropriate major or select undecided.
Continue to inquire with advising staff regarding the availability of health and human services programs.

How will UM-Dearborn/CEHHS communicate changes and updates related to new programming?
Once new programs are finalized, students will receive an email from the college.
New information will frequently be posted on the CEHHS website home page.
Students are also encouraged to inquire about changes with their academic advisor.