About the College

Education and Human Sciences has the people, the programs and a proven track record that stretches across three centuries. We are dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals, families, schools and communities and strengthening the relationships among them. CEHS is a college that lives out its mission every day and is truly focused on helping you make a difference.

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CEHS Mission

The College of Education and Human Sciences is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals, families, schools, and communities and to strengthening the relationships among them.

CEHS Values

In pursuing our mission, the faculty, staff, students, and graduates of the College of Education and Human Sciences are guided by shared values that inform every aspect of our work. Specifically, we value:

  • Excellence in all aspects of the life of the College;
  • Innovation, creativity, and curiosity as we address the complex issues facing individuals, families, schools, and communities;
  • Respect for diverse people, ideas, voices, and perspectives;
  • Multidisciplinary approaches to scholarship that integrate teaching and learning, research, scholarship, and creative activity, outreach, and service;
  • Working together to positively impact the lives of individuals, families, schools, and communities;
  • Partnering with people in the community to support the mission and vision of the College of Education and Human Sciences;
  • Emphasizing the creation of new knowledge and its application to human and community needs thereby combining the strengths of a research and a land-grant university

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CEHS has a national reputation for excellence in education. Third party evaluators of program quality agree that CEHS programs rank highly among their peers.

Organization and link to ranking Category, Degree Program & Department Ranking
Teacher.org Best Colleges for Educational Leadership (Educational Administration) #1
TheBestSchools.org Best Online Master’s in Higher Education (Master's - Department of Educational Administration) #2
U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Education Programs (Master’s – Departments: Child, Youth and Family Studies; Educational Administration; Special Education and Communication Disorders; and Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education) #4
TheBestSchools.org Best Online Master’s in Special Education (Master’s in Special Education with an Emphasis in Early Childhood Special Education – Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders) #7
TheBestSchools.org Best Online Teaching Degrees (Bachelor’s – Department: Child, Youth and Family Studies. Master’s – Departments: Special Education and Communication Disorders; Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education; Educational Administration. Doctorate – Departments: Educational Administration) #12
U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Education Programs for Veterans (Master’s – Department of Educational Administration) #13
U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools – Speech-Language Pathology (Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders #20
U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools – Audiology (Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders) #26
U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools – Education (Departments of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, Special Education and Communication Disorders, and Child, Youth and Family Studies) #43


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