EDWARDSVILLE – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville announced today that it is officially changing the name of its School of Education to the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior.
The name change is effective Tuesday, July 1.
Officials said the new name more accurately reflects the breadth of the school’s academic program offerings. The achool offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as licensure programs in:
– College student personnel administration
– Curriculum and instruction
– Early childhood education
– Elementary education
– Educational administration
– Instructional technology
– Kinesiology and health education
– Learning, culture and society
– Secondary education
– Special education and communication disorders
“We take great pride in the fact that we prepare hundreds of highly qualified pre-K through 12 classroom teachers and administrators,” said SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe. “But, it is also important for our prospective students, opinion leaders and community members to know that we also prepare professionals in several other high-demand areas.”
“This change is a long overdue acknowledgement of several popular and fast-growing programs in our school such as psychology, speech-language pathology, exercise science and community health,” said Interim Dean Curt Lox (left).
In Fall 2013, there were nearly 2,000 enrolled in the School of Education, and 74 percent of the school’s undergraduate student body were majoring in health- and human behavioral-related areas.