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The College of Education is organized into four academic units.
Department of Curriculum and Teaching
Curriculum and Teaching houses all of the teacher education programs with the exception of special education and physical education. All of the programs, classwork and field experiences focus on preparing students to become quality educators and implementing the latest instructional methods for teaching in today's classrooms.
Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology
Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology faculty members prepare exemplary educational practitioners and develop cooperative partnerships with university departments, schools, community agencies, and business and industry to provide outstanding educators, trainers and leaders. This department ensures that students will participate in theoretical, applied and practitioner-based research enhancing the fields of adult education, educational leadership, educational media and educational psychology.
School of Kinesiology
Kinesiology concentrates on living up to its name. Students in this school focus on improving the health or performance of individuals by using an intervention model. They learn how to intervene in the lives of those who wish to become healthier or want to improve their athletic performance. Experiences run the gamut from trying to help an elderly person be well and fit to motivating the young child to be more physically active to assisting the elite athlete run faster or jump higher.
Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling
Through a combination of coursework and closely supervised clinical experiences our graduate programs in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology help students develop the tools they need to address psychological, social and environmental barriers to educational achievement and personal development. Our Special Education programs prepare students to serve individuals with special needs and disabilities as special education teachers. Students acquire skills necessary to work with children of all ages with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, autism, and behavior disorders. In the Rehabilitation programs, students are prepared to serve people with disabilities at the post-school age level through a number of potential career pursuits including rehabilitation counseling, vocational evaluation, and case management.
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2013