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). 

Undergraduate Degree Programs

At the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS), our undergraduate programs help develop the skills and experiences to both transform your life and make a difference in your community. With a wide variety of undergraduate programs including, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of General Studies, minors, and certificates. Whether working in health and human services programs such as Public Health and Child Life, or focused on education with degrees such as Instructional Technology, Children and Families, or teacher certification, students have the opportunity to select the ways in which they hope to improve their world.

For a listing of undergraduate offerings and opportunities, see our Undergraduate Programs page.

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

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

Come join the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, and be a part of transforming our region, community, and world.  Whether you are just starting your undergraduate experience, or are transferring to join us, contact a CEHHS advisor for a prospective student appointment, schedule a visit, and make a difference at CEHHS.

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, pre-health professions advising, field placement, teacher certification, and student records and forms are handled here. To schedule an advising appointment or for more information, the Office of Student Success can be reached at 313-593-5090.

Academic Advising

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. 

Pre-Health Professions Advising

While you are at UM-Dearborn, start learning about your health professions of interest; find out ways to help your fellow humans and animals and begin to develop your core competencies (personal and professional skills) needed to be a health professional in the future.

Many health professions require further education after you graduate. At UM-Dearborn, you will obtain a strong liberal arts and science education to prepare you for the competitive graduate programs in these health professions.

CEHHS offers specific advising on pre-requisites and application processes regarding the pursuit of health professions programs.

Teacher Certification & Field Placement

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


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).

Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) prepares leaders, professionals, and scholars to improve the health and welfare of persons and communities in local, national, and global settings.  HHS provides an innovative academic environment for students interested in improving the lives and health of vulnerable populations. HHS faculty enhance student learning by connecting classroom instruction with ongoing intervention research, meaningful field experiences and community outreach efforts. Students complete a rigorous interdisciplinary program of study and master valuable professional skills. HHS students are well prepared to launch their careers or pursue additional graduate training to help solve pressing problems and deliver exceptional health and human services.

Course Offerings

Courses offered by the College of Education, Health, and Human Services are numbered following the general course numbering system. Courses numbered 100–299 are lower-division courses. Courses numbered 300‑499 are undergraduate upper-division courses. Courses numbered 500 and above are graduate courses.

Each education course also carries an alphabetical letter designation. This designation reflects the course's location in the subject-matter classification system used by the College of Education, Health, and Human Services.

Letter Designation Subject Matter Area
CHE Community Health Education
CLS Child Life
EDA Theoretical Foundations
EDB Administration/Issues
EDC Psychological Foundations
EDD Curriculum and Instruction
EDF Health and Physical Education
EDK Research and Independent Study
EDM Multicultural/Community Education
EDN Special Education
EDT Education Technology
EXPS Exploratory Studies
HHS Health and Human Studies
HIT Health Information Technology
HPS Health Policy Studies
HSED Human Services Education
LIBR Library Science
PDED Professional Education
PHE Public Health


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


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 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 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.