Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Office of the Dean

Dean: Jared Stallones, Ph.D. (beginning August 1, 2021)

Associate Dean: Jingzi (Ginny) Huang, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Acting Dean: Robyn S. Hess, Ph.D.

Location: McKee 125

Telephone: 970.351.2817

The mission of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences is to contribute to the betterment of society through research, professional service, and the preparation of individuals who are skilled lifelong learners capable of working effectively with diverse populations in an evolving global community.

The College offers programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Graduate programs in Psychological Sciences, Applied Statistics and Research Methods, and Educational Technology prepare students for employment in a range of fields including education and the business and technology sectors. The undergraduate program in psychology provides students with a liberal arts degree and transferable skills in several areas including research design and analysis and the ability to understand human behavior.

Several programs in the College provide professional training by offering specialized undergraduate licensure and graduate degree programs in education and psychology. The undergraduate licensure programs (Teacher Education Endorsement: Professional Teacher Education Programs (PTEP) prepare elementary, middle, secondary, K-12, and special education teachers. The Center for Urban Education in Denver trains elementary teachers for work in urban schools. Elementary, middle, and secondary teacher candidates must major in a content degree program offered in one of the other colleges. The American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies offers undergraduate and graduate programs in sign language, interpretation, and teaching ASL.

Graduate programs are also offered to prepare school administrators, school psychologists, educational technology personnel, counselors and counseling psychologists for schools, hospitals, mental health agencies and private practice. These programs also prepare college and university faculty and administrators.

The professional education faculty members of the College are committed to the serious study of education and the promotion of professional standards to ensure quality and foster innovation in professional preparation. The College Conceptual Framework holds the view that education is a transformational enterprise and that professional educators use evidence in decision making; respect diversity; collaborate with others; are standards and performance-based; and can use technology to improve teaching and learning.

All educator preparation programs are approved for licensure by the Colorado State Board of Education and authorized by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The American Psychological Association accredits the doctoral programs in Counseling and School Psychology. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs accredit programs in Counselor Education and Supervision and the Master's programs in Clinical Counseling, School Counseling, and Couples and Family.

Other major units in the College are the Tointon Institute for Educational Change and the Bresnahan-Halstead Center. A common focus of these diverse units is to provide teachers and administrators with advanced professional development.