Welcome to the new Department of Teaching and Learning!
On August 15, 2012, the Department of Human Development and Learning was reorganized into two separate departments: The Department of Teaching and Learning , and the Department of Counseling and Human Services. The new Department of Teaching and Learning includes undergraduate and graduate programs in early childhood education and development, the education foundations program at both the graduate and undergraduate level, and the undergraduate and graduate special education programs, as well as the undergraduate leadership studies minor.
The Department of Teaching and Learning offers programs that focus on the application of developmental learning and other psychological principles in a wide variety of settings including home, school, workplace, and community. Teaching programs leading to licensure are offered. Courses in teacher education and the behavioral sciences are provided both for majors and students in other academic areas.
The Department is comprised of three programs: offering the following options within each program:
The Department also offers individuals holding professional teaching certification an opportunity to add-on an endorsement in Early Childhood (PreK-3) and Special Education.
The Mission of the Department of Teaching and Learning is to engage in research, apply scientifically-based knowledge to enhance the development and learning of diverse peoples across the lifespan, and create models of service in the communities we serve.
We value high standards for teaching, learning, and inquiry through providing a well-rounded education for the professions of teaching and learning in an effort to enhance quality education in our region and beyond.