College of Education and Psychology
Dr. William Geiger, Dean
The mission of the College of Education and Psychology is to provide a positive environment that fosters the acquisition of knowledge and skills. The mission is individually and collectively realized through a community of scholars that contributes to knowledge through scholarly inquiry; organizes knowledge for application, understanding and communication; and provides leadership and service.
- Provide students with an outstanding academic preparation through the University Core Curriculum and their academic major.
- Prepare graduates for careers in the professional fields of elementary, middle, and secondary school teaching.
- Prepare graduates for professional careers in psychology.
- Prepare graduates with strong academic and professional foundations for further graduate and professional study.
- Provide graduates a total academic experience that enhances their lives and positively impacts humankind.
The College of Education and Psychology is composed of two academic departments and the School of Education offering courses and experiences fulfilling requirements for baccalaureate degrees and teaching certificates in a variety of disciplines.
The School of Education coordinates a Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies that fulfills academic requirements for teacher certification in early childhood grade 6, grades 4-8, or all-level special education. The School of Education also offers coursework leading to secondary and all-level teacher certification.
The Department of Psychology and Counseling offers a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in psychology.
The Department of Educational Leadership offers masters degrees and certification for principal and superintendent. Information regarding these degrees and certifications may be found in the graduate section of this catalog.
Graduate degree programs in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, educational leadership, reading, school counseling, and special education are described in the graduate section of this catalog. Information on post-baccalaureate certification programs and supplement certificates is also provided in the graduate section. Inquiries should be directed to the College of Education and Psychology or the Office of Graduate Studies.