College of Education, Health, and Human Services

Our Work: Education, Health, and the Human Services

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services aims to prepare and sustain exemplary practitioners and administrators for work in the interrelated fields of education, human health, and human services through an emphasis on scholarship, diversity, inclusion, and excellence in service delivery.

The College draws broadly upon institutional resources including faculty and programs in other colleges of the University. Additionally, facilities in local school districts, health-related settings, public agencies and private corporations regularly provide students with a spectrum of rich experiences.

The College contributes to the University of Michigan-Dearborn's impact as a dynamic metropolitan university in which teaching and research interact to develop leaders and new knowledge in the tradition of the University of Michigan.  Students in CEHHS have the opportunity to participate in many organizations within the College, campus, and community.

History of the College

Shortly after UM-Dearborn opened in 1959, a small teacher certification program was added to the liberal arts division. By 1969 the teacher certification program had grown into one of the largest academic departments on the campus. During 2012-13, the Regents of the University of Michigan authorized the addition of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the creation of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS). 

Graduate Degree Programs

Whether you are looking to develop your teaching skills, prepare for a career in healthcare IT or build your expertise in working with nonprofits, we have the program for you. The College of Education, Health, and Human Services offers a number of master's degree programs geared towards advancing student knowledge in health- and education-related career fields.

For a listing of graduate offerings and opportunities, see our Graduate Programs page.

Details regarding any of the programs can be found in later sections of this Graduate Catalog.

Admission to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services

UM-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services prepares students through Master's degree programs, an Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.) and a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D). More information on graduate level opportunities and admissions information can be found on the Graduate Programs webpage.

Office of Student Success

The Office of Student Success for the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is located in 262 FCS. All matters relating to CEHHS student needs including academic advising, field placement, teacher certification, and student records and forms are handled here. 

Academic Advising

Academic Advising at the graduate level is done by College faculty. Information on graduate level advising at CEHHS can be found on the Graduate Advising webpage. The College has professional Academic Advisors that specialize in CEHHS programs and can help students navigate their coursework and requirements from beginning to end.  Students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor at least once a semester to support student success and progress. 

Teacher Certification & Field Placement

Field placement and teacher certification services may be needed for some graduate programs. Field placements allow for each learner to build skills, knowledge, and confidence in his/her own pathway toward becoming a professional educator in real world placements. All required clearances, paperwork, and placements for field assignments are handled within the CEHHS Office of Student Success.

Department of Education

Education is not one career; it is many. Individuals specializing in education are qualified to pursue a wide variety of attractive and rewarding professions including teaching, corporate training, recreation, social service, and childcare. Wherever there is a need for people specifically prepared to teach others, there is a need for individuals with a background in education.

Still, most college graduates seeking a career in education elect to become classroom teachers. Teaching offers a wide choice of opportunities to work with persons of different age levels in a variety of specialized fields. It is a satisfying career for those who like to inspire growth in others and continue their own development.

Students admitted to any of the education programs offered at UM-Dearborn are provided with an academic and professional background suited to the challenges of education in a multicultural society. For further information, please visit the College of Education, Health, and Human Services website at http://umdearborn.edu/cehhs/.

Accreditation

The University of Michigan-Dearborn Teacher Certification program is designed to produce graduates who are knowledgeable in their content areas and their use of pedagogy with diverse learners and who are prepared to become caring and reflective professionals. The Michigan Department of Education approval enables the College to offer programs and make recommendations resulting in state-issued certification of teachers and administrators. Additionally, certification is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), a subsidiary of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation certifies that the program has provided evidence that it adheres to TEAC’s quality principles. The Early Childhood Education Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Administration

Janine E. Janosky, PhD, Dean

Laura Reynolds, PhD, Associate Dean

Paul Bielich, MLS, Instructional Learning Manager

Monique Davis, Assistant to the Dean

Becky Dresselhouse-Nauss, BA, Senior Budget Analyst

Judy Garfield, Administrative Assistant, Department of Education

Sharon Harris, Administrative Assistant, Department of Health and Human Services

Donna Kerry, Certification and Field Officer

Jonathan Larson, MA, Academic Advsor

Claudia Lugo-Meeks, MEd, Instructional Learning Assistant

Elizabeth Morden, Customer Service Assistant

Julie Stahl, Administrative Assistant

Lindsey Tarrant, MA, Office of Student Success Supervisor/Academic Advisor

Carolyn Williams, Field Placement Coordinator

Chairs and Directors

Martha A. Adler, Director, Field Placement

Bonnie M. Beyer, Co-Director, EdD, EdS Program

Seong Bock Hong, Director, Early Childhood Program

Stein Brunvand, Director, Masters Degree Programs

Christopher J. Burke, Co-Director, EdD, EdS Program

Susan A. Everett, Chair, Education

Tahnee Prokopow, Director, Health Professions Advising, Pre Professional Health Advisor

Patricia A. Wren, Chair, Health and Human Services

Professors Emeriti

Cepuran, Joseph, PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus of Public Administration

Collin, Claudia, PhD, Assistant Professor Emerita of Education

Kettel, Raymond P., EdD, Associate Professor Emeritus of Education

Lazarus, Belinda, PhD, Professor Emerita of Education

Moyer, Richard, EdD, Professor Emeritus of Science Education

Otto, Charlotte, PhD, Professor Emerita of Chemistry and Education

Poster, John, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and Education

Trepanier-Street, Mary, EdD, Professor Emerita of Education

Van Tiem, Darlene, PhD, Associate Professor Emerita of Education

Verhey, Roger, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Education

Faculty

Department of Education

Adler, Martha A., PhD, University of Michigan, Associate Professor of Education

Beyer, Bonnie M., EdD, Vanderbilt University, Professor of Education and Educational Administration

Bock Hong, Seong, EdD, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Professor of Education

Brunvand, Stein, PhD, University of Michigan, Associate Professor of Educational Technology

Burke, Christopher J., PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Associate Professor of Science Education

DeFauw, Danielle, PhD, Oakland University, Associate Professor of Education

Duran, Mesut, PhD, Ohio University, Professor of Education

Everett, Susan A., PhD, University of Iowa, Professor of Science Education

Fossum, Paul, PhD, University of Minnesota, Professor of Education

Hill, David, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Assistant Professor of Education

Hill, Kirsten, PhD, Michigan State University, Assistant Professor of Education

Killu, Kim, PhD, Ohio State University, Professor of Education

Luera, Gail R., PhD, University of Michigan, Associate Professor of Science Education

Reynolds, Laura, PhD, University of South Carolina, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology

Shaffer, LaShorage, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Assistant Professor of Education

Taylor, Julie, PhD, University of Cambridge, Professor of Education

Thomas-Brown, Karen, PhD, University of the West Indies, Associate Professor of Education

Department of Health and Human Services

Botoseneanu, Anda, PhD, University of Michigan, Assistant Professor of Health Policy Studies

Camp, Jessica, PhD, Wayne State University, Assistant Professor of Social Work

Janosky, Janine E., PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Professor of Health and Human Services

Laws, Terri, PhD, Rice University, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Services and African American Studies

Martin, Lisa, PhD, University of Michigan, Associate Professor of Health Policy Studies and Women's and Gender Studies

Roddy, Juliette K., PhD, Wayne State University, Professor of Health Economics

Sampson, Natalie, PhD, University of Michigan, Assistant Professor of Public Health

Wren, Patricia A., PhD, University of Michigan, Professor of Health and Human Services

Cooperating Faculty

Cengiz-Phippils, Nesrin, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

Krebs, Angela, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

Nesmith, Judy, MS, Senior Lecturer of Natural Sciences

Rathouz, Margaret, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

Shelly, Michael, EdD, Lecturer of Mathematics Education

Early Childhood Education Center Staff

Seong Bock Hong, PhD, Faculty Director

Kathy Filipiak, MA, ZA, BX, Site Director

Marilyn Miller, BA, Early Childhood Educational Special Needs Liaison

LaShorage Shaffer, PhD, Special Needs Consultant

Emily Cooprider, Administrative Assistant

Danielle Camardese, BS, Teacher

Dana Fennessey, BA, Teacher

Caryn Finklestein, MA, Teacher

Rebecca Hall, BA, Teacher

Charlene Hughes, BA, Teacher

Danielle Muehlenbein, BA, Teacher

Adriana Sanchez, BA, Teacher

Aubrey Smith, BA, Teacher

Catie Stone, MA, Teacher

Academic Procedures

Academic and Professional Standards

All matters in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services having to do with maintaining academic and professional standards can be found on the College's Academic Advising page under Academic Policies.

Policy Changes

College of Education, Health, and Human Services policies change periodically. This occurs when teacher certification and/or graduation requirements are changed by the Michigan Department of Education, by the wider campus community, or by the College of Education, Health, and Human Services itself. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of graduate program requirements and for meeting appropriate standards. Students are encouraged to review current policies, graduation, and certification requirements with their advisors through required academic advising. For more information please see the College's Graduate Academic Advising webpage.

Special Facilities and Services

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services is recognized for its concentrated focus in several areas. This concentrated focus is designed to marshal available expertise at the institution in pursuit of regional needs and goals in several particular emphasis areas, including early childhood learning and instruction and inquiry-based science instruction.