College of Education and Human Services Departments

Each of the five departments within the College of Education and Human Services is led by a faculty of Christian scholars and professionals who are experts in their field and committed to building life-shaping relationships with their students.

Each of the five departments within the College of Education and Human Services is led by a faculty of Christian scholars and professionals who are experts in their field and committed to building life-shaping relationships with their students.

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Departments

In each of the five departments within the College of Education and Human Services, you will receive the breadth and depth of learning to thrive in your career and be challenged to grow in your walk with Christ.

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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The programs in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, accredited by ASHA, the American Speech and and Hearing Association, prepare students to serve individuals with communication disorders. The undergraduate program lays the foundation for you to pursue graduate studies in speech-language pathology or audiology. As a graduate of the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program, you’ll be prepared to take the national examination to be a licensed speech-language pathologist.

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Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition

Students in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition work as agents of change modeling wellness and living out Christian values with and for the communities and people they serve. In community, corporate, commercial and clinical settings, you will learn to embody principles of health and wellness, refining your knowledge of true wellbeing as you lead and serve others in developing physical wholeness and health.

Three students studying a prosthetic hand

Department of Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational Therapy trains students to help people who are coping with a physical or cognitive limitation to participate fully in their desired and needed activities. The Department offers both a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, both of which are accredited by the American Council on Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

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Department of Teacher Education

The Department of Teacher Education prepares students to be exemplary educators, equipped to serve in diverse and multicultural communities. Degree programs are available that equip you to teach every grade level from early childhood education through high school, as well as special education and all-level subjects like music, art and Spanish.

A female graduate student of education and human services giving a speech at the podium

School of Social Work

Students in the School of Social Work dedicate their careers to improving the lives of others. You will be trained to employ evidence-based interventions to offer hope, healing and equitable treatment for individuals, families, groups and communities, demonstrating God’s hope and healing for the world in tangible ways. Our programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and include a 3+2 or 4+1 bachelor’s and master’s program.