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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education and Human Services

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Location: Mathematics-Education-Psychology Center 206
Telephone: 859-572-6069
Fax: 859-572-6623
Email Address: coehsdean@nku.edu
Web Address: http://www.nku.edu/academics/coehs.html
Dean: Cynthia Reed
Other Key Personnel:

Associate Dean: Carol Ryan
Business Officer:
Director of Development: Cynthia Siddens
Interim Director Center for Educator Excellence: Sara Runge
Assistant to the Dean: Sheila Ruark

Welcome to the College of Education and Human Services. Our three departments, 15 undergraduate and graduate program areas, and doctor of education constitute extraordinarily diverse pathways for our students to achieve their educational goals while preparing for professional careers.

Our talented faculty and staff ensure that our programs have rigor, relevance, and sustainability of the highest caliber, and we pride ourselves on the quality of relationships we create and foster with students and colleagues alike. The collaborative effort of all of our partners increases the impact of our college across the region and beyond.

The College of Education and Human Services is an outstanding place for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners to learn, teach, and work together. We are delighted that you have discovered us - and we invite you to explore the educational and experiential riches associated with our programs and exceptional faculty and staff.

College Advising Center

Location: Mathematics-Education-Psychology Center 230
Telephone: 859-572-6944
Web Address: http://coehs.nku.edu/advising.html
Director: Anna Stryker

Josh Brittingham
Patsy Fisk
Deborah Henry
Rebekah Richardson
Stacey Schaff
Erica Sharkey


Shirley Burris

Advisors in the COEHS Advising Center provide assistance and academic advising to students majoring in one of the college’s undergraduate programs. Students in the College of Education and Human Services are assigned an advisor based on their major and last name. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, students should click on the advising appointment link (http://coehs.nku.edu/advising/appointment.html).


The athletic training education program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

The undergraduate and graduate social work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The education/school counseling/educational leadership programs are accredited by CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation). The special education program is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children.

The school counseling and clinical and mental health counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.


Center for Environmental Education

Location: Natural Science Center 216
Telephone: 859-572-7660
Fax: 859-572-6179
Email Address: enved@nku.edu
Web Address: http://enved.nku.edu

The Center for Environmental Education provides instructional training, resources, and programs for environmental educators in P-12 schools and the community. NKU undergraduate students are involved with the work of the CEE via undergraduate research, teaching experiences, and lesson development. The CEE is managed by the Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics (CINSAM) and works closely with CINSAM to promote environmental literacy in northern Kentucky. The CEE works with teachers and their students and NKU faculty and students to promote hands-on, experiential learning experiences in the classroom and in field locations.

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