Academic Programs

Department of Curriculum & Teaching

The department offers a variety of undergraduate teacher education programs, as well as multiple graduate programs in curriculum and instruction, TESOL education, and literacy education.

Areas of Study

  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Early childhood education
  • Educational studies
  • Elementary education
  • Literacy education
  • Secondary education
  • Secondary STEM
  • Teacher education
  • TESOL (Teaching in English To speakers of other languages)
  • Unified special education
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Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

The department offers a variety of graduate level programs in educational leadership & policy, including: educational administration (PK-12), higher education administration, social and cultural studies in education, and educational policy studies.

Areas of Study

  • Educational administration
  • Higher education administration
  • Policy studies
  • Social and cultural studies in education
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Department of Educational Psychology

The department offers graduate level programs in counseling psychology, school psychology, and educational psychology and research.

Areas of Study

  • Counseling psychology
  • Educational psychology and research
  • School psychology
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Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences

The department prepares sport, exercise, and health professionals for a variety of settings, including sport management. Undergraduate programs also include teacher education preparation in physical education.

Areas of Study

  • Community health
  • Exercise science/physiology
  • Health education
  • Physical education
  • Psychology of physical activity
  • Sport management
  • Strength & conditioning
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Department of Special Education

The department offers graduate students a variety of specialized special education master’s programs, licensure endorsement options, and a Ph.D. program. Programs emphasize autism spectrum disorder, early childhood unified, high- and low-incidence disabilities, as well as secondary transition services and more.

Areas of Study

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Early childhood unified
  • High incidence disabilities
  • Leadership in special & inclusive education
  • Low incidence disabilities
  • Secondary transition education & services
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