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College of Education & Social Sciences

  • Education
  • Political Science Criminal Justice Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Public Administration Emergency Management
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People

The College is dedicated to the development of tomorrow’s leaders through academically rigorous educational programs and empowering co-curricular experiences at the graduate and undergraduate student levels. Our nationally recognized faculty excels in the preparation of professionals in education and the social sciences including criminal justice, political science, legal studies, social work, sociology, psychology, emergency management and public administration. Scholarships empower these future professionals to pursue their professional dreams. Importantly, generous scholarships enable the College to attract and retain the best and brightest academically talented and diverse students. The establishment of endowed Professorships and Chairs enables the College to identify and retain outstanding faculty members; to honor individuals for visionary leadership; to support regionally responsive research; and to educate, prepare and inspire future leaders.

Opportunities to Give

Professorships // $125,000

(Minimum named endowments. Approximate annual award of $5,500)

Scholarships // $25,000

(Minimum named endowments. Approximate annual award of $1,000)

Programs

The nationally recognized academic programs in the College empower faculty members and students to positively influence the future. Through a dedication to excellence in professional preparation and a commitment to research-based exploration of current problems of practice, the College continues its tradition of excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The College serves as a catalyst for the economic development and the enhancement of the quality of life in the region and beyond through education, research, consultation and collaboration. Our high-quality preparation programs together with regionally responsive scholarly activity results in meaningful benefits within and beyond the university.

"The value of well-prepared and highly qualified education and social science professionals has never been more significant; their preparation has never been more critical. The expertise of our faculty members is reflected in our nationally recognized programs and results in the effective development and future success of outstanding professionals."
Dr. Janet Hindman, chair of the Department of Education

Opportunities to Give

Programs // $125,000

(Minimum named endowments. Approximate annual award of $5,500)

Naming Opportunity for The College of Education And Social Sciences // $5,000,000

Places

The College utilizes several specially designed teaching spaces and laboratories containing the latest in instructional technology, working and learning stations, and research-based teaching materials. These discipline-specific environments are aesthetically attractive and unique in arrangement and presentation. Our high impact teaching spaces serve as centers of learning and exploration for future education and social sciences professionals in the areas of reading and children’s literature, early childhood education, social studies and language arts, STEM education, learning disabilities, and emergency management and response. Each learning environment presents meaningful opportunities to support and expand upon the impact of the teaching and learning taking place within the designated classroom.

"Through the endowment of a distinguished lecture series, student scholarships, endowed professorships and chairs, scholarly research and community outreach, the internal and external impact of each teaching space are multiplied."
Dr. Eddie Henderson, dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences

Opportunities to Give

Naming of Room // $25,000

(Minimum named endowments. Approximate annual award of $1,000)