Through emphasis on scholarship, diverse clinical experiences, and effective instructional and leadership practice, the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) promotes the preparation and continuing development of exemplary teachers, administrators, and health and human service practitioners and leaders. The college currently serves around 1,300 students; 75% are pursuing undergraduate programs and 25% are seeking graduate degrees.
Reflecting an ethic of caring and commitment, the CEHHS seeks to accommodate the complex schedules and priorities of a diverse student body whose members balance work, family, and school commitments. Courses are available year-round, in the evening, and often in on-line contexts.
The CEHHS offers a large and growing list of academic programs. In the area of Education, we have multiple routes toward initial teacher certification by the state of Michigan's Department of Education, with graduate programs providing opportunities for current teachers seeking to refine and expand their skills and to augment their credentials. In addition, we offer administrative preparation for educators interested in moving into leadership positions in the schools. Through its doctoral program, the college offers four distinct emphases all responding to selected applicants' interest in applying research to real-world community challenges.
In the areas of health and human services, the college has extended its resources and expertise in service to the metropolitan area beginning with its first approved program, Community Health Education, designed to prepare professionals to promote health and wellness in community and organizational settings.
The members of the CEHHS's full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty all hold terminal degrees from reputable institutions in the United States and other nations. All are well prepared, committed to, and actively engaged in applied research in support of the development of the region's citizens, workplaces, and social institutions. The full-time faculty is augmented by a capable adjunct faculty, members of which are hired based upon their unique qualifications and their professional experience.