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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 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (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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"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


Programs of study

Bachelor of Arts in Education

  • 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

Master of Education

  • 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

Professional Programs

  • ASL/English Interpreting - Community Interpreting, BS
  • ASL/English Interpreting, BS
  • Sport Management
  • Master of Education - Counselor Education in School Counseling
  • Master of Education - Special Education
  • Master of Arts - Teaching

Doctor of Education

  • Doctorate of Education - Educational Leadership

Certificate Programs

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Educational Leadership
  • Partnerships with Individuals with Disabilities and their Families
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Sport Management
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Meet the Dean

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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