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Welcome to the College of Education and Human Services

The College of Education and Human Services offers undergraduate and graduate programs in childhood education, literacy and TESOL; special, deaf and interpreter education; foundations and secondary education; leadership, school counseling and sport management. An integral part of these programs is the emphasis on quality time in real classrooms, learning how to teach in real-world communities, using the most up-to-date technologies in our classrooms and laboratories, student research and experiential learning.



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Programs of study


Deaf Education, BAE

Early Childhood Education - Early Childhood Development, BAE

Early Childhood Education - Prek-Primary Licensure, BAE

Elementary Education - Elementary Education (K-6), BAE

Math Education - Math (6-12), BAE

Middle School Education - Math/Science Option, BAE

Science Education - Biology (6-12), BAE

Science Education - Chemistry (6-12), BAE

Science Education - Physics (6-12), BAE

Social Studies Education - Social Studies (6-12), BAE

Special Education - Exceptional Student Education, BAE


Paul Parkinson, Ed.D

Associate Professor and Chair

(904) 620-5352

Master of Science - American Sign Language /English Interpreting

Master of Education - Educational Leadership

Master of Education - Elementary Education

Master of Education - Counselor Education in School Counseling

Master of Education - Special Education

Master of Arts - Teaching


The Graduate School

(904) 620-1360


ASL/English Interpreting - Community Interpreting, BS

ASL/English Interpreting, BS

Sport Management


Dr. Liz Gregg


(904) 620-5199

Doctorate of Education - Educational Leadership


Dr. David Hoppey

Program Director

(904) 620-5326


Applied Behavior Analysis

Educational Leadership

Partnerships with Individuals with Disabilities and their Families

Early Childhood Education

Sport Management

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

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"The time I spent in the classroom so early in my college experience helped me confirm I had made the right decision from the start. It also gave me a glimpse of what I had to look forward to in my career and I couldn't wait to get started after graduation."

- Jillian Baumeister

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Meet the Dean

Diane Yendol-Hoppey


In the College of Education and Human Services, we are preparing the next generation of educators, leaders, administrators and other human service professions, as well as those in American Sign Language interpreting and sport management. Our goal is to ensure our students are set up for success. You should also know that our graduates are highly sought after with more than 95 percent employed upon graduation.

One of the great benefits of being located in a geographically and socially diverse city like Jacksonville is that we are closely connected with award-winning schools, school districts and other organizations in our region. Through the partnerships we have with local public, private and charter schools, our students can experience a vast array of educational settings. Our students studying education, American Sign Language and school counseling benefit greatly from those connections, while our sport management students have opportunities to form relationships with many local professional and collegiate sports teams.

Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey


(904) 620-2520