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Why COEHS?

From the beginning to the end of your UNF Journey, our Office of Academic Support and Information Services (OASIS) provides student-centered assistance. Whether you are transitioning to our College, figuring out your course schedule and how to stay on track, needing more information on field opportunities, or gaining career support, we have you covered. Looking for hands on experiences? All of our undergraduate programs have field experiences embedded within them, so students will be able to directly apply what they are learning in the classroom to their career aspirations. Furthermore, students have access to an American Sign Language (ASL) Lab, Sport Data Analytics Lab, and our STEP Lab which promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning. Our small class sizes allow faculty to know our students by name. Not only do we have centers and resources directly in our College but we also have a variety of community partnerships focused on education, policy, and innovation.

About Us 

We offer a variety of programs to choose from. 

Whether you are looking to start your undergraduate college career, add a skillset, or continue your education, our College has a variety of programs to meet your goals.  

 

Points of Pride

  • Since 2014, the Jacksonville Teacher Residency, a partnership with the DCPS, provides a year-long residency at a local school and stipends for selected teacher education majors, and has prepared 38 new teachers in STEM fields for Jacksonville's high-needs, urban schools.
  • Education students are afforded up to 1,250 hours of clinical practice prior to graduation within a strong network of UNF Professional Development Schools, a national award-winning collaboration.
  • Sport management majors complete nearly 500 hours of practical experience prior to graduation in sport organizations, such as the Jacksonville Jaguars, PGA TOUR, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, and more!
  • In 2019, we are offered free master’s degrees to 60 teachers from our Professional Development Schools. 
  • The College offers the only accredited American Sign Language, English Interpreting bachelor’s degree at a public university in Florida, and the state’s only Early Childhood Education Leadership master’s degree. 
  • The COEHS has received approximately $9 million in external grant funding in the last 8 years. 
  • Citing internship opportunities in the NBA, PGA and MLS, the Sport Management program was ranked No. 4 in the nation among the 25 Best Bachelor’s Sports Management Programs by Bachelor’s Degree Center. 
  • The UNF STEP Lab, housed in the COEHS, is a STEM learning resource for regional students and teachers, faculty, UNF students and community partners. The College’s full-time partnership with the Northeast Florida STEM2 Hub and Code.org has enabled the College to become a major player in the Northeast Florida STEM ecosystem.
  • The College is a member of the highly respected Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate Program, which is the rigorous professional practice doctorate designed to develop transformational educational leaders. 
  • UNF is the only public university in Florida to offer a Deaf Education program.

Student Testimonials

See what some of our students have to say about being a part of the College of Education and Human Services. Visit our COEHS Ambassadors page

Study Abroad Opportunities 

Anyone can study abroad. You can study abroad in any major, at any time during your time at UNF, and you can study abroad just about anywhere you would like. You can even study abroad multiple times. The UNF International Center will help you explore your options so you can make your best choice when it comes to studying abroad.

UNF offers a variety of types of programs including UNF ExchangesUNF Faculty Led, and Other Opportunities Abroad.

 

UNF continues to rank among the top 20 universities nationwide for the total number of study abroad students in our Carnegie Classification. UNF was 15th in the nation in 2015-16 for total number of study abroad students among master's institutions, according to Open Doors 2017, the latest annual report in international education published by the Institute of International Education with funding from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. In the "Short-Term" study abroad duration category, UNF ranks #10 in the nation among master's institutions.

 

The College of Education and Human Services also offers international opportunities to teach, conduct research and intern for course credit. 

COEHS in the News

UNF's College of Education and Human Services is committed to developing life-long learners who contribute to their communities and succeed in a changing world. Read recent articles about the College and their graduates.