College of Education and Human Services

Graduate Programs

The College of Education and Human Services is committed to exceptional scholarship and teaching, ensuring each graduate is equipped with the knowledge and skills to successfully lead and serve where they are called. Whether working on your Master’s in Education, Occupational Therapy or in any of our other graduate degree programs, you will be immersed in a community that walks beside you in the joy-filled work of offering your personal gifts to the challenge of meeting complex human needs.

The College of Education and Human Services is committed to exceptional scholarship and teaching, ensuring each graduate is equipped with the knowledge and skills to successfully lead and serve where they are called. Whether working on your Master’s in Education, Occupational Therapy or in any of our other graduate degree programs, you will be immersed in a community that walks beside you in the joy-filled work of offering your personal gifts to the challenge of meeting complex human needs.

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All Master’s Degree Programs

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The College of Education and Human Services offers master’s degrees in five departments, each degree program accredited and preparing you to meet the professional licensing requirements of the specific field.

Online Master’s Degree Programs

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ACU’s online programs equip you to handle the growing diversity of today’s classrooms in primary, secondary and collegiate settings. Combine faith-based principles and experiential learning that leads to a well-rounded understanding of the educational system.

Doctoral Degree Programs

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ACU’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy program provides the opportunity to inspire and empower individuals whose daily lives are impaired by physical illness or injury, congenital or developmental disability or the aging process.

Online Doctoral Degree Programs

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Our education programs are organized around five core competencies: personal development, resource development, collaboration and communication, organizational assessment and organizational culture. You will learn not only how to lead, but to lead with purpose based on the foundation of Christian vocation.

Graduate Certificates

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The School of Social Work at ACU offers a 12-month, 18-credit-hour graduate certificate program in Social Services Administration, equipping students to better understand the needs of human services agencies and become a force for change through policy analysis, advocacy and human empowerment.

Departments

Five departments within the College of Education and Human Services offer accredited graduate degrees for those seeking to advance their knowledge, receive specialized training and earn certifications for professional positions within the fields of speech-language pathology, athletic training, nutrition and dietetics, social work, education and occupational therapy.

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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.

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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.

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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.