The College of Education and Human Services offers a variety of programs to serve educational professionals in northeast Florida. We have undergraduate programs in fields such as special education, elementary education, and secondary education for people who are studying to be teachers. We have selected undergraduate programs for non-teaching professionals in areas such as sport leadership and deaf studies. We offer graduate programs in elementary and secondary education, special education, counseling, and educational leadership. The college offers the university's only doctoral program, an Ed.D. in educational leadership.
As part of a regional university, with a comprehensive mission, we are closely connected with the schools and school districts in our region. The vision of the College of Education and Human Services is to be active leaders and responsive partners in the study and enhancement of teaching and learning within diverse learning communities. In fulfilling this vision, we take our commitment to partnerships very seriously. Over seventy-five percent of our graduates either take new positions in local schools or are already employed in the school districts. Over twenty-five percent of the newly hired teachers in Duval County, our largest service region, are graduates of our program. Our students complete extensive educational programs, including comprehensive clinical experiences in local schools.
We have special professional development school's relationships with four elementary schools in Duval County that serve children in poverty and children with special needs. At those schools our faculty serve as professors in residence, and large numbers of our students work as intern teachers and complete other clinical experiences. This program has been nationally recognized as the 2003 Distinguished Program in Teacher Education by the Association of Teacher Educators. We also offer an intense early literacy program for preschool and primary children, and we provide other special learning opportunities for teachers in those schools. We have an active and engaged faculty. All of our faculty pride themselves in effective teaching and a commitment to life-long learning.
Whether you are a student considering a career in teaching or a teacher looking for the challenges of graduate education, I invite you to look at our web pages and explore our programs.
Dr. Marsha Lupi, Interim Dean
College of Education and Human Services
University of North Florida
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