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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.      

  • 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. 
What is Our Mission?

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.



Questions, Comments and Concerns

"The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership." Harvey S. Firestone

Each of the professions represented in the College of Education and Human Services are guided by ethical codes of professional practice enforced through the prescribed channels in each program and professional degree. From these codes our College has created a unifying ideal that consists of seven ethical statements of practice. These statements reflect the fundamental belief that intraprofessional collaboration provides a more comprehensive service system to children, families, clients, students, and institutions than individual disciplines acting in isolation.

What focuses our commitment to ethical practice?

  • Honoring, and dignifying ourselves and others.
  • Valuing differences among and between us.
  • Advocating for and acting to attain social justice.
  • Using discretion vested in the privileges of our positions appropriately.
  • Performing our jobs at the highest standard.
  • Upholding the trust of those with whom we work.
  • Respecting the work of other professionals.

Questions, Comments and Concerns Form

  • Do you have a story to share about a positive experience on campus?
  • Do you have a suggestion for improving the CEHS and/or the campus community?  
  • Do you have a question, comment or concern that should be reviewed by the Dean in the CEHS?

The College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) is dedicated to understanding and addressing individual stakeholder's (administration, faculty, staff, students, and local and professional community members) questions, comments and concerns related to college processes and policies.  Our goal is to improve continually communication among all stakeholders in the college, across the campus community, and in the region.  There are many offices on campus that can address your questions, comments or concerns, so please in addition to sharing your feedback here, also consider reaching out to:

  • The Office of Social Equity: This office addresses student to student harassment concerns.  http://www.ship.edu/Social_Equity/  
  • The Office of Human Resources: This office addresses faculty to student harassment concerns.  http://www.ship.edu/hr/
  • The Dean of Students: This office addresses housing, student life, and general non-academic issues.  http://www.ship.edu/deanstu/
  • The Office of Professional, Continuing and Distance Education: This office addresses online and off site education.  http://www.ship.edu/PCDE/
  • The Office of Experiences, Partnerships and Outreach: This office addresses field placements and community outreach in the CEHS.  http://www.ship.edu/COEHS/Field_Services/Office_of_Field_Services/  
  • The Center for Student Engagement and Academic Enrichment: This office addresses advisement and student success issues.   
  • The Office of the Associate Dean in the CEHS: This office addresses exceptions to policies, graduation requirements, course transfers, and academic issues.   
  • The Office of the Dean in the CEHS: This office oversees all college policies, practices, and procedures, and reports to the Provost and President.  http://www.ship.edu/COEHS/Dean_s_Office/

Please complete the Questions, Comments and Concerns Form to share your thoughts relating to: 

  • Department Policies and Practices
  • Field and Clinical Experiences
  • Administration, Faculty, and Staff Interactions in the College or Across Offices on Campus
  • The Campus Community
  • Other Comments or Concerns

To that end, we respectfully request your comments and feedback.  Please be prepared to share your name, your email address, and your affiliation on campus.