The Department of Curriculum and Instruction, chaired by Dr. Randy Bomer, provides professional instruction for prospective and practicing teachers, curriculum developers, researchers, and other education specialists. Emphasis is placed on infusing diversity studies and state-of-the-art educational technologies into all instructional programs.
The Department of Educational Administration, chaired by Dr. Norma Cantu, prepares students at the graduate level to assume leadership positions as principals and superintendents for schools, deans and presidents for junior and community colleges, administrators for higher education, and professional educators for roles in business and government.
The Department of Educational Psychology, chaired by Dr. Cindy Carlson, is dedicated to the study of human behavior, especially as it relates to education. Graduate programs prepare counselors, school psychologists, program evaluators, psychological researchers, and teachers for colleges and universities.
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, chaired by Dr. John Bartholomew, prepares physical education teachers for schools and youth leaders for a variety of settings. Graduate specializations include health promotion, exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise and sport psychology, physical development and aging, motor control and learning, and sports administration.
The Department of Special Education, chaired by Dr. Mark O'Reilly, strives to advance knowledge about disabilities and to enhance society's capacity to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Students are prepared to assume a variety of professional roles, including teacher, counselor, administrator, researcher, and advocate.