College of Education and Human Services
Leadership Through Service
The professions of Counseling & College Student Personnel, Criminal Justice, Educational Leadership and Special Education, Exercise Science, Social Work and Gerontology, and Teacher Education comprise the College of Education and Human Services. This College is charged with upholding a learning environment in which faculty, administration, staff, and undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students work together to develop a lifetime commitment to being of service to others. Together, we define who we are and who we aspire to become as members of the College of Education and Human Services community.
Why is External Recognition Important to CEHS faculty and students?
In the College, programs are state and nationally recognized for excellence. Programs collect and analyze data to make programmatic decisions related to student learning outcomes. With the mission of preparing knowledgeable and accomplished human service professionals, the College is committed to reflective practice. Programs adapt to emerging needs in school districts, in agencies, in organizations, and in communities.
What is Our Mission?
- As part of Shippensburg University, the College of Education and Human Services is accredited by the Middle States Association; and
- Counseling & College Student Personnel Department is accredited by Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs-CACREP;
- Criminal Justice Department is accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences-ACJS;
- Exercise Science Department follows standards set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine-ACSM;
- Social Work and Gerontology Department is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education-CSWE, and;
- Educational Leadership and Special Education Department and Teacher Education Department are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education- NCATE, along with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the Collegiate Middle Level Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Educational Leadership Constituent Council, the International Literacy Association, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council for Social Studies Education, the National Science Teachers Association, and approved the Pennsylvania Department of Education-PDE.
The College of Education and Human Services prepares students to become competent human service professionals by providing leadership directed toward encouraging collaboration to develop and apply theory, research, policy, resources, practices, and innovative models.
We foster these skills by identifying, creating, and disseminating knowledge, respecting diversity, and valuing an attitude of life-long learning in the human services.
We strive to instill a sense of responsibility, commitment, and professionalism in our students who provide service to people and institutions.
At the same time, we strive for expertise in major areas of study by:
- Incorporating a significant liberal arts component into each of the professional programs,
- Identifying outcomes to measure effectiveness of programs, and
- Preparing students to demonstrate ethical practices related to common social behavior and legal issues.