Program Mission Statements
Child development and early childhood education majors will be trained to work with families, parents, young children and those who impact the development and well being of children. Graduates will gain the skills necessary to be employed in a variety of educational and social settings.
Education/Special Education majors will be trained to provide direct support to children and adults helping them to reach their maximum physical, emotional, educational and vocational potential. Graduates will gain the skills necessary to be employed in kindergarten, public and special education classrooms, early intervention centers, residential group homes, hospitals and community day programs.
Social Work majors will be trained to be social service providers in a wide variety of agency programs and community settings with clients of all ages.
Gerontology majors will be trained to assist elder clients with daily living, physical care, recreation and supportive companionship. Graduates will gain the skills necessary to be employed in settings such as nursing homes, adult day care centers, senior centers and some hospitals.
Mental Health majors will be trained to assist people with emotional problems and mental illness. Graduates will gain the skills necessary to be employed in group homes, hospitals, mental health agencies, community centers and assisted living programs.
Substance Abuse majors will be trained in clinical skills that prepare them for employment in prevention, early intervention and rehabilitative treatment programs with adolescents and adults.
Developmental Disabilities Certificate students will be trained to provide support to individuals with disabilities in a variety of home, work, school and recreation environments.
Early Childhood Education Certificate students will be trained to improve their knowledge and skills in early childhood development and childcare.
Social Services Certificate students will be introduced to the field of social services.