Educating the region’s nurses, teachers, counselors, and health professionals. That’s what we do.

At the College of Education, Health, and Human Studies we prepare students to be the professionals who serve communities. Each of our majors is in a high demand field, so we make sure you’re career-ready and ready to answer your calling. We do this through innovation: 

  • EDvolution infuses technology in our curriculum 
  • Academic programs designed to give you real-world experience 
  • Classroom experiences that complement field experiences 

Matching Passion with a Program


The College of Education, Health, & Human Science’s more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs across seven departments in the college, graduating industry professionals and servant leaders.

Prepare for your career

  • Experiential Learning

    At Southeast, we believe education means more than classroom experience (but our classroom experience is still pretty spectacular). You’ll train a team, teach your class, develop an app, care for patients, or conduct research all as part of your coursework. This hands-on experience means your first day on the job won't be your first day doing the job.
  • Educator Preparation

    There’s a reason Southeast is a statewide leader in preparing teachers, leaders, and counselors to be ready day one on the job. This level of preparation spans from our advising to our programs and field experiences to certification. Our Ed Prep program is here to support you each step because celebrating when you’re making a difference in the next generation of students is our favorite thing.
  • Industry Professionals, Excellent Professors

    Our faculty are experts. They’re experts in their fields and experts in teaching you how to do the things you want to do. You can count on them for mentorship and support and to challenge and coach you. It’s a collaboration you can count on.

Accreditation affirms the high-level quality of the programs and the commitment to continuous improvement.

Southeast Programs Accredited and Recognized by

  • Council on Academic Accreditation: Accredited | Speech-Language Pathology
  • Council on Accreditation: Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions
  • An Affiliate of NAEYC
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • caATe: Commission on Accreditation Athletic Training — Accredited Program
  • CAEP: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • CCNE Accredited
  • cfle: Certified Family Life Educator
  • Apple Distinguished School
  • CACREP Accredited
  • VCS Program - Verified Course Sequences: ABAI (Association for Behavior Analysis International)
  • COSMA Accredited Institution

Yeah, we did that.

  • 94%

    Nursing Licensure Pass Rate

    Southeast has had a nursing program for 60 years. That length is only surpassed by the program’s reputation and the quality of our students. Our nursing students always score well on the state licensure exam. In spring 2019, they scored 100%, and secured a 94% pass rate for the entire year.

  • 1st

    Semester Classroom Experience

    At Southeast, you’ll learn we believe in doing. So it’s no surprise that we design our education program to give you as much classroom experience as possible, so you’re experienced, tested, prepared when you graduate. That includes getting you in classes your very first semester. 

  • 10

    Professional Centers

    We encourage our students to take every advantage of our vast network of partners when it comes to practicums and field experiences. But, we’re also fortunate to have direct access to 10 professional centers within the University--from the Autism Center to the Speech and Hearing Clinic, from the University School for Young Children to the Lift for Life Academy.

  • 32

    Universities in the Nation

    Southeast is one of only 32 higher education institutions in the nation to be named an Apple Distinguished School (yes, that Apple). The tech giant names schools because of continuous innovation in learning, teaching, and the school environment. 

Dean, College of Education, Health, and Human Studies

"The faculty of the College are experienced, dedicated professionals. They strive to provide students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in their profession and opportunities for practice. The faculty are committed to innovative teaching practices and developing students' skills."

Joe Pujol, FACSM

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