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Welcome to the College of Education, Health & Human Studies

Portrait of Dr. Joe Pujol

Welcome to the College of Education, Health and Human Studies. The College is comprised of seven academic departments: Child and Family Studies; Communication Disorders; Early, Elementary, and Special Education; Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation; Leadership, Middle, and Secondary Education; Nursing; Psychology and Counseling. In addition, there are numerous outreach projects and centers which provide valuable services to the community and the region. These centers and outreach projects provide our students with valuable hands-on learning experiences.

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. Each department has unique examples of this in practice, but many can be seen by visiting the EDvolution Center.

Innovation is not simply a buzz word in this College, it is at the heart of our practice from curricular design, to classroom instruction, to the experiential learning practices we employ. We believe that the development of skilled, reflective practitioners builds off the base of a quality, innovative curriculum. It is capped off with high quality experiential learning in settings that fit the student’s needs.

Explore our website to learn more about the programs and opportunities for you. Feel free to send questions or request additional information. We believe that we have a lot to offer and want you to be part of the experience.

Dr. Joe Pujol, FACSM
Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Studies


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College of Education, Health and Human Studies
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701