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Counseling and Human Development
Prepares students to become skilled professional practitioners in an expansive range of counseling specialties, including school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and career and workforce development.
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Interdisciplinary and research-based programs prepare educators, specialists, and researchers to teach in elementary or secondary schools, develop expertise in STEM, reading and literacy education, and evaluate curriculum and instruction.
Offering programs focused on education in schools, museums, higher education, government, and policy think tanks which integrate theory seamlessly with practice, developing students into leaders across the country and around the world.
Human and Organizational Learning
Programs focus on the interrelationships among people, organizations, and learning, while utilizing systematic change processes, challenging assumptions through critical reflection, and fostering group and self-directed learning from a global perspective.
Special Education and Disability Studies
Specialized programs equip students with the knowledge and expertise to meet a growing need for special education across the developmental spectrum, including early intervention for children with academic and social difficulties or emotional and behavioral disabilities, and the transition needs of adolescents and adults.
Cross-Disciplinary Ph.D. in Education
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the field of education degree program is designed to create opportunities for cross-disciplinary research by concentrating on critical national and global problems in which education and human development play a significant role.
Research Complex Issues
Better Lives for People with Disabilities
The Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education prepares professionals to work with people with disabilities to reach their employment goals and better integrate into society.
Improving Struggling Schools
GSEHD researchers are helping Tennessee policymakers and educators design evidence-informed collaborations among the charter sector, local institutions, and stakeholders. This research is led by Dr. Joshua Glazer.
Developing More Inclusive Organizations
The Humanistic Initiative fosters respect, dignity, compassion, and sustainability as the basis of leadership and organizations. This work is led by Dr. Shaista Khilji.
Alumni Making A Difference
Principal | Langely Elementary School
Masters and Post Masters Certificate | Elementary Education and Educational Leadership and Administration