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College of Education and Human Sciences ( CEHS )

The College of Education and Human Sciences ( CEHS ) is dedicated to enhancing individuals, families, schools and communities and strengthening the relationships among them. The seven CEHS departments include Child, Youth and Family Studies; Educational Administration; Educational Psychology; Nutrition and Health Sciences; Special Education and Communication Disorders; Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education; and Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design.

In addition, CEHS is home to a variety of research and outreach centers and institutes, including the Barkley Memorial Center Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic; the Buros Center for Testing; the Counseling and School Psychology Clinic; the Center for At-Risk Children Services; the Center for Instructional Innovation; the Family Resource Center; the Great Plains Institute for Reading and Writing; the International Quilt Studies Center; the National Center for Information Technology in Education; the Nebraska Career Information System; the Nebraska Evaluation and Research Center; the Nebraska Human Resources Institute; the Nebraska Research Alliance on Children, Youth, Families and Schools; the Robert Hillestad Textile Gallery; and the Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory.

CEHS offers four masters degrees in nine majors, the education specialist degree in three majors, two doctoral degrees in 16 specializations under three majors, and one professional degree. CEHS also offers graduate, non-degree programs leading to certification in areas such as teaching, curriculum leadership and school administration.

Masters and Specialist Programs
CEHS offers four masters degrees in nine majors and the education specialist degree in three majors. For information on masters and specialist degree programs, consult the relevant department's listing in this bulletin.

Doctoral Programs
CEHS offers the AuD, a professional degree, and two doctoral degrees, both the EdD and the PhD, under three majors: Educational Studies, Human Sciences, and Psychological Studies in Education. In addition, CEHS participates in two additional doctoral majors, the inter-institutional educational administration doctoral major and the inter-departmental nutrition doctoral major.

The Educational Studies major includes six specializations. Instructional Technology; Internet-based Education; and Teaching, Curriculum and Learning are hosted by the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education. Special Education and Audiology and Hearing Science (AuD) are sponsored by the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders. The Department of Educational Administration hosts Educational Leadership and Higher Education and co-hosts, with Architecture, Architecture Education.

The Human Sciences major includes six specializations. Communication disorders is housed in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders; Child, Youth and Family Studies and Gerontology are sponsored by the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies; Nutrition and Health Sciences is hosted by the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences; Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design is based in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design; and Leadership Studies is housed in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication.

The Psychological Studies In Education major includes four specializations, all hosted by the Department of Educational Psychology: Cognition, Learning and Development; Counseling Psychology; Qualitative and Quantitative Psychometric Methods in Education; and School Psychology.

In addition, the Department of Educational Administration--in cooperation with UNO's Department of Educational Administration--offers a major in Educational Administration, and the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences participates in the Interdepartmental Nutrition major.

Specific program and application information is available under each department's listing in this bulletin. Up-to-date information is also available on the Web at cehs.unl.edu.

CEHS Programs/Features Include

teacher education

educational psychology

individual and family development

consumer sciences

counseling

leadership and administration

nutrition and health

special education

communication disorders

textiles, clothing and design

nebraska teacher certification

Who has the passion to write the right words?

Maybe it's You...

  • Creating an award-winning advertising campaign...
  • Writing as a food critic for a major metropolitan newspaper...
  • Covering the introduction of the new line for a famous fashion magazine...
  • Handling public relations for a major corporation...

Pursue a career with a degree in a major like Journalism option available in three departments in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Who has the passion to help them discover the scientific wonders of the world?

Maybe it's You...

  • Helping students develop lifelong inquiry skills...
  • Fostering their sense of curiosity and appreciation for the subtle relationships and simple wonders that define our universe...

Science can dramatically change the way students see, understand, and interact with their world. Pursue a career with a degree in a major like Science Education from the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Who has the passion to help them tell their stories?

Maybe it's You...

  • Helping a stroke victim regain communication through speech and language therapy...
  • Helping deaf children and adults regain their hearing...
  • Developing new methods and instruments that help others speak more clearly...

This is empowering, fulfilling, and life-changing work. Pursue a career with a major like Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology from the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Who has the passion to help her achieve peak performance?

Maybe it's You...

  • Creating a nutritional program for world-class athletes....
  • Meeting the nutrition requirements of 250 hospital patients...
  • Developing a wellness program for a major corporation...
  • Serving as staff nutritionist for a professional sports team...

Pursue a career with a degree in Nutrition and Health Sciences from the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Who has the passion to be someone special in children's lives?

Maybe it's You...

  • Inspiring the success of young children...
  • Linking families in the community with resources they need...
  • Ensuring that all children, regardless of their abilities and special needs, are welcome in the classroom and are able to develop and learn...

Pursue a career with a degree in a major like Inclusive Early Childhood Education: Birth to Grade Three from the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Who has the passion to create a recipe for success?

Maybe it's You...

  • Planning a lavish banquet for 800 people...
  • Supervising the food and beverage services at a famous theme park...
  • Preparing gourmet meals as a private chef for a corporate executive...
  • Managing the catering services at a four-star hotel...

Pursue a career with a degree in Nutrition and Health Sciences from the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Who has the passion to shape the problem solvers of the future?

Maybe it's You...

  • Helping students learn the processes of reasoning and understanding...
  • Giving students a new perspective on the power of numbers...
  • Showing students a true formula for success...

From algebra to geometry to calculus, the perfect equation consists of your passion. Pursue a career with a degree in a major like Mathematics Education from the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Who has the passion to help children discover theirs?

Maybe it's You...

  • Inspiring young people to challenge themselves...
  • Finding a safe haven for a child in need...
  • Leading youth activities for a church or YMCA...
  • Managing a child care facility...
  • Working with children in a Head Start Center...

Pursue a career with a degree in Child, Youth, and Family Studies from the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Who has the passion to succeed in the material world?

Maybe it's You...

  • Discovering the latest innovation in textile science...
  • Preserving historical textiles for a major museum...
  • Developing textiles for the interiors of executive jets...
  • Creating costumes for musical productions...

Pursue a career with a degree in Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design from the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Who has the passion to create worldwide opportunities through language?

Maybe it's You...

  • Promoting foreign language education in schools...
  • Connecting students with other cultures to expand their perspective...
  • Opening new vistas through study abroad, new technologies, media and literature...

Pursue a career with a degree in a major like Foreign Language Education from the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Who has the passion to strengthen a family?

Maybe it's You...

  • Helping a family better manage their finances...
  • Connecting single parents with the resources they need...
  • Educating moms and dads on how to become better parents...
  • Working to improve services for families in a community...

Pursue a career with a degree in Child, Youth, and Family Studies from the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Who has the passion to change the fabric of society?

Maybe it's You...

  • Designing the next "little black dress"...
  • Scouring the world's fashion markets to discover the next trend...
  • Managing a chain of successful retail stores...
  • Creating the fabric and color concepts for a line of designer clothing...

Pursue a career with a degree in a major like Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design from the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Who has the passion to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities?

Maybe it's You...

  • Helping adolescents with behavioral challenges learn strategies that help them manage their behavior in the classroom...
  • Creating a specialized curriculum designed to provide youngsters with life and learning skills...
  • Identifying a child's specific learning disability and developing the plan that will help that child...

Pursue a career with a degree in Special Education from the College of Education and Human Sciences.

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