Southern Illinois University Edwardsville announced it is 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.
The new name more accurately reflects the breadth of the school’s academic program offerings. The school 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,” SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe said. “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,” Interim Dean Curt Lox said.
In Fall 2013, there were nearly 2,000 enrolled in the school, and 74 percent of the school’s undergraduate student body were majoring in health- and human behavioral-related areas.