Center for Excellence in Education
Created in 1992, The Center for Excellence in Education offers the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership, which provides the highest professional degree available in the field of education to students who aspire to administrative careers. Each doctoral student is expected to complete the comprehensive examination requirement and conduct a major research project resulting in the presentation and defense of a dissertation.
Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Special Education
The Department of Educational Leadership, Curriculum, and Special Education provides graduate programs for the preparation of school administrators, curriculum specialists and special educators as well as to provide leadership and coordination to the preparatory graduate degree program for community college instructors.
Health, Physical Education and Sports Sciences
The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Sport Sciences is to provide curricula and instruction to enhance the development of physical, mental, social, and emotional qualities essential for living a quality life and to provide quality professional preparation programs in the fields of athletic training, exercise science, health, physical education and sport management that meet appropriate standards.
Psychology and Counseling
The Department of Psychology and Counseling is committed to serving the university, the profession, and the public by contributing to excellence in education, high professional standards for service delivery, and consumer advocacy. The department is also committed to research and scholarly activities to expand the academic knowledge base and to improve the quality of professional services.
The Department of Teacher Education encompasses three areas: teaching, service, and research. The major purpose of the department is teaching, which contributes significantly toward the accomplishment of the department's primary goals: preparing professionally emerging teachers and emerging professionals in the fields of early childhood education, elementary education, middle grades education, secondary education, and reading. The department also offers a graduate program in early childhood services.