College of Education, Health, and Human Services
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, under the leadership of its first faculty chairman, Paul D. Carter, the teacher certification program had grown into one of the largest academic departments on the campus. With the academic reorganization of the campus in the spring of 1973, the department became the Division of Urban Education with its own regentally appointed associate dean, Richard W. Morshead. By 1987, the Division of Urban Education had become the School of Education led by Dean Morshead, and, soon, the School was granted authority to offer graduate programs, which expanded under subsequent deans John Poster (who served from 1990 to 2005), Paul Zionts (2005 to 2009), and Edward Silver (2010 to 2013). Graduate degree programs in the unit now include a MA in Early Childhood Education, an MA in Education, a MA in Educational Technology, an MA in Teaching, an MS in Science Education, an MA in Educational Leadership, an MEd in Special Education, an Education Specialist and a Doctorate of Education. During the 2012-13 academic year, the Regents of the University of Michigan approved a change in the scope and the name of the School of Education, and, since September 1, 2013, the unit has been known as the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS). The CEHHS fosters connectedness among the academic endeavors in the unit, providing a unique focus on the interrelated nature of education, human health, and human services. In this way, the College mirrors the intermingling of these spheres in the lives of the professionals who work within them, and addressing the historically fractured nature of the preparation of professionals in these critically important fields.
Through a partnership with the UM-Dearborn Mardigian Library, the catalog for books in the CEHHS Curriculum Knowledge Center is now online.To search the catalog, simply go to the Mardigian Library site and access “Library Catalog.” Books in the CEHHS CKC will be so designated in the library search.
Janine E. Janosky is Dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. Laura Reynolds is the Associate Dean. The Office of the Dean is located in 253 Fairlane Center South Building (FCS), telephone 313-593-5435.
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 College of Education, Health, and Human Services student records and teacher certification are handled in this office. Certification applications and advising appointments can be secured here, telephone 313-593-5090.
Field Placement handles all matters related to practicum, internships, and student teaching and is located within the office of student success.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
The College of Education, Health, and Human Services provides undergraduate students with a number of different program options through bachelor's degrees from two departments.The Department of Education degrees are intended for those wishing to acquire a teaching certificate at the elementary and secondary school levels or for those planning on working with children and families.
Individuals who successfully complete undergraduate degree programs in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Learning Disabilities and Children and Families will receive their bachelor's degree directly through the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. Students completing Secondary Education programs receive a recommendation for their teacher's certificate through the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. Their degrees will be recommended by the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters.
The Department of Health & Human Services undergraduate degrees train students in health protection programs that can be applied to individuals, communities and populations.
Undergraduate Degree Program Requirements
The College of Education, Health, and Human Services offers three different baccalaureate degrees: the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Science degree, and the Bachelor of General Studies degree. Where appropriate, these degrees have been combined with programs leading to the Michigan Provisional Teacher's Certificate.
Bachelor of Arts (AB)
To be recommended for the degree by the faculty, students must satisfy all appropriate residence requirements, distribution requirements, and program requirements. Students seeking secondary certification earn their bachelor’s degrees from the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters; coordinated programs in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services result in the CEHHS faculty's recommendation for secondary certification.
Students in Health and Human Services can seek additional certification, after receiving their bachelor’s degree, through the National Commission for Healthcare Education Credentialing.
Bachelor of Science (BS)
This degree is available through the Department of Education to those individuals seeking a teaching certificate with a major in one of the natural sciences or in mathematics. The degree is also available through the department of Health and Human Services for those majoring in Public Health. It will be granted to those students who earn 60 or more credit hours in mathematics, the natural sciences, health courses, computer science, or any combination of these, with at least 20 of these hours in upper division (junior-senior level) courses.
Bachelor of General Studies (BGS)
This degree is available to those wishing to pursue the Children and Families program. To be recommended for a BGS degree, a student must satisfy campus distribution requirements as well.
BGS: Two Plus Option
Students who have completed an associate's degree in an approved area at a community college are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of General Studies degree. Admission, however, is not automatic. Individuals are expected to meet the specific admission requirements for the particular BGS Two Plus Two programs into which they are seeking entry. Further professional and general education studies will be added at UM-Dearborn to those studies already completed by students at the community college level. To be recommended for the BGS degree under this option, students must satisfactorily complete all degree requirements called for by their particular College of Education, Health, and Human Services program.
Details regarding any of the programs cited above can be found in later sections of this Undergraduate Catalog.
Admission to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services
Individuals seeking a bachelor’s degree and/or recommendation to the Michigan Department of Education for a teaching certificate should apply through the UM-Dearborn Office of Admissions located in the University Center.
Individuals holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and seeking teaching certification through one of the College's post-degree programs should apply through the College of Education, Health, and Human Services Student Services Office, 262 FCS.
Admission of Freshmen
Individuals who have qualified for admission as freshmen to UM-Dearborn and wish to specialize in an elementary school teaching major, early childhood education, learning disabilities, or children and families will be admitted to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. Those who intend to earn a specific secondary school teaching major are to be admitted for their degree to the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters.
Individuals who have qualified for admission as first year students to UM-Dearborn and wish to major in either Public Health or Community Health Education will be admitted to the College of Education, Health and Human Services.
Admission of Transfer Students
Many individuals enter the College of Education, Health, and Human Services after completing a portion of college work at other two- or four-year institutions. These persons are considered transfer students. Like other students admitted to degree programs at UM-Dearborn, transfer students entering the College of Education, Health, and Human Services will be expected to fulfill all degree/certification requirements. Admission to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services does not necessarily ensure admission to the teacher certification program.
- Any student absent from the University for a period of one calendar year (counted from the last day of the term in which the student was last enrolled) must meet the requirements in effect at the time of readmission.
- Any student applying for readmission with coursework five years or older must have acceptance of this work approved by the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at UM-Dearborn. Consult the Office of Student Success for procedures and readmission form.
Education Courses For Non-Education Students
At UM-Dearborn, students need not be enrolled in a teacher certification program to elect certain education courses. Many courses offered by the College of Education, Health, and Human Services are open to non-education students. Degree candidates enrolled in any academic unit of the campus, as long as they have earned at least 55 semester hours of credit, generally are free to elect any course in education except for specialized methods courses (those required for directed teaching), directed teaching, and the directed teaching seminar. It is expected that when making such elections, all prerequisites and other stipulations associated with specific courses will be carefully observed and followed.\
Any student planning on a career in which the student might be expected as a matter of course to instruct others or to help others learn could find some study of education to be a valuable experience. This is particularly true for those intending to pursue careers in fields involving human relations and social interaction. Certainly, there can be no better preparation for assuming some of the responsibilities of parenthood than a background in education. (See the "Children and Families" degree program that appears earlier in the Catalog.)
Education courses are ideally suited, in many instances, to serve as electives as well as cognate studies. Students may elect them either to augment their general college work or to enrich their own cultural growth. It is always important that the student consult with the student's own academic advisor before electing any college course. Faculty in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, however, are available to help individuals identify education courses which might be of the most benefit to them. For further information, non-education students are invited to visit the College of Education, Health, & Human Services Office of Student Success or contact the College at 313-593-5090 or the following website: umdearborn.edu/cehhs/cehhs_student_services/
Upon admission to a specific program in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, each student is assigned an academic advisor. This practice is aimed at helping the student plan a course of study that will fulfill the curriculum requirements in the most efficient manner.
Although all students are responsible for fully understanding the requirements of the programs they elect, they also are expected to meet regularly with their advisor. Undergraduates and others seeking provisional teaching certificates are required to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once a year. This procedure ensures that all students are kept abreast of periodic modifications in the curriculum and in certification regulations. Teacher certification students enrolled in other academic units at UM-Dearborn such as secondary certification candidates with a concentration in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters are also expected to comply with this policy.
Department of Education
Education at UM-Dearborn
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/.
The College of Education, Health, and Human Services's teacher certification and professional development efforts are presently approved by the Michigan's Department of Education (MDE), the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and, for our Early Childhood Education Center, by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
All its programs have passed - and will continue to be subject to the ongoing approval of - the Michigan Department of Education. This required approval enables us to offer programs and make recommendations resulting in state-issued certification of teachers and in the state-issued endorsement of such certified teachers in any of a number of subject areas at the elementary and secondary level.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn Educator Preparation Program, which 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, is granted Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), a subsidiary of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), for a period of seven years, from 2012-2019. This accreditation certifies that the program has provided evidence that it adheres to TEAC’s quality principles.
Regarding the authorizing authority for the CEHHS's Early Childhood Education Center, the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC's) voluntary accreditation system has set standards for early childhood education programs and helped interested parties identify highquality educational programs for young children. NAEYC fully recognizes the Early Childhood Education Center of UMDearborn's CEHHS.
Department of 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. We do this through emphasis on scholarship, diverse clinical experiences, and practice in effective 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, and other public agencies and private corporations regularly provide students with a spectrum of rich experiences.
The College contributes to the University of Michigan-Dearborn's identity as a dynamic metropolitan university where teaching and research interact to develop leaders and new knowledge in the tradition of the University of Michigan and in pursuit of impact in the metropolitan region.
Students in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services participate in the affairs of the unit in a variety of ways including programmatic advisory committees, student groups such as the Student Michigan Education Association (SMEA), and honor groups like the Phi Lambda Theta.
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|
|D||Curriculum and Instruction|
|F||Health and Physical Education|
|H||Adult and Continuing Education|
|K||Research and Independent Study|
|CHE||Community Health Education|
|HHS||Health and Human Studies|
|HIT||Health Information Technology|
|HPS||Health Policy Studies|
In designating courses on election forms, etc., students should use the word "Education" followed by the course letters, then the number of the particular course (i.e., Education, or EDA 340.)
Students must have junior standing (completion of at least 55 semester hours of credit) before they may elect courses for education credit. This regulation does not pertain to the following courses: EDA 340, EDC 240 , EDC 241 ,LIBR 465, LIBR 470, and EXPS 410.
- Early Childhood
- Language Arts
- Mathematics Studies
- Science Studies
- Social Studies
- Special Education
- General Studies (Children and Families)
- Health Policy Studies
- Instructional Technology
- Public Health
- Secondary School Certification Program
- Health Policies Studies
- Public Health
- Social Work
- Addiction Studies
- Behavioral Analysis and Mental Health
- K-8 STEM2 Teaching
- Pre-Professional Health
- STEM2: Multidisciplinary
Janine E. Janosky, PhD, Dean
Laura Reynolds, PhD, Associate Dean
Paul Bielich, MLS, Instructional Learning Manager
Karen Claiborne, MPA, Administrative Specialist
Judy Garfield, Customer Service Assistant
Jonathan Larson, MA, Academic Advsor
Claudia Lugo-Meeks, MEd, Instructional Learning Assistant
Elizabeth Morden, Customer Service Assistant
Joann Otlewski, Regional School Registrar (Teacher Certification)
Lori Petrick, Assistant to the Dean
Tahnee Prokopow, MPH, Director of Health Professions Advising
Julie Stahl, Administrative Assistant
Lindsey Tarrant, MA, Student Success Supervisor/Academic Advisor
Carolyn Williams, Field Placement Coordinator
Chairs and Directors
Martha A. Adler, Director, Field Placement
Debalina Bandyopadhyay, Director, Health Professions Advising, Pre Professional Health Advisor
Bonnie M. Beyer, Co-Director, EdD, EdS Program
Seong Bock Hong, Director, Early Childhood Program
Donald Bord, Interim Chair, Health and Human Services
Stein Brunvand, Director, Masters Degree Programs
Christopher J. Burke, Co-Director, EdD, EdS Program
Susan A. Everett, Chair, Education
Cepuran, Joseph, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Administration
Collin, Claudia, PhD, Assistant Professor of Education
Kachaturoff, Grace, EdD, Professor of Education
Kettel, Raymond P., EdD, Associate Professor of Education
Lazarus, Belinda, PhD, Professor of Education
Lipson, Greta B., EdD, Associate Professor of Education
Moyer, Richard, EdD, Professor of Science Education
Otto, Charlotte, PhD, Professor of Chemistry and Education
Poster, John, PhD, Professor of Public Administration and Education
Romatowski, Jane A., EdD, Professor of Education
Saltz, Rosalyn, PhD, Professor of Education
Sayles, Daniel G., PhD, Associate Professor of Education
Trepanier-Street, Mary, EdD, Professor of Education
Van Tiem, Darlene, PhD, Associate Professor of Education
Verhey, Roger, PhD, Professor 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
Dara Hill, Kirsten, PhD, Michigan State University, Associate Professor of Education
DeFauw, Danielle, PhD, Oakland University, Assistant 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, Associate Professor of Education
Hill, David, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 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
Janosky, Janine E., PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Professor of Health and Human Services
Laws, Terri, PhD, Rice University, Assistant Professor of African an American Studies and Health and Human Services
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, Associate Professor of Health-Operations
Sampson, Natalie, PhD, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Assistant Professor of Public Health
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
Linda Lapansee, AA, Administrative Assistant
Marilyn Miller, BA, Early Childhood Educational Special Needs Liaison
Brenda Moner, BA, Accounting Clerk
LaShorage Shaffer, PhD, Special Needs Consultant
Emily Zimmerman, Administrative Assistant
Danielle Camardese, BS, Teacher
Dana Fennessey, BA, Teacher
Caryn Finklestein, MA, Teacher
Rebecca Hall, BA, Teacher
Charlene Hughes, BA, Teacher
Megan Masserant, BA, Teacher
Cyndi McAuliffe, BA, Teacher
Danielle Muehlenbein, BA, Teacher
Adriana Sanchez, BA, Teacher
Aubrey Smith, BA, Teacher
Lauren Stine, BA, Teacher
Catie Stone, MA, Teacher
Academic and Professional Standards
All matters in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services having to do with maintaining academic and professional standards are handled by the Professional Standards Committee or by the College’s Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is responsible for acting in the place of the Governing Faculty on matters related to any of the College’s instructional programs.
The Professional Standards Committee is responsible for acting on student petitions and other similar academic requests. Students may initiate petitions to the committee by securing appropriate forms in the Office of Student Success. Such petitions must be signed by the student's education advisor before submission to the Professional Standards Committee. Both committees meet regularly throughout the academic year.
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. The primary responsibility for being aware of program requirements and for meeting appropriate standards rests with the student. Students are encouraged to review current policies, graduation, and certification requirements with their advisors through required annual advising. For information regarding academic advising see the General Information section of this Undergraduate Catalog.
Statement of Student Rights and Code of Student Conduct
The College of Education, Health, and Human Services adheres to the University policies regarding the Student Academic and Non-Academic Code of Conduct that were approved by the Senior Officers on May 11, 1994. Refer to this topic in the General Information section of this Undergraduate Catalog for further information
In addition the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at the University of Michigan-Dearborn holds high value and expectations in all academic undertakings. As the College of Education, Health, and Human Services trains students to educate and serve as role models for future generations, it demands academic excellence and honesty. The values of an academic community are grounded in the honesty of one’s efforts and respect for the efforts of others. Students who engage in academic misconduct have a pernicious effect upon themselves, their fellow classmates, the reputation of the College and the University, society, and the future generations that are taught by these individuals. Academic integrity is expected in all aspects of coursework, relationships with fellow students, and the use of all University resources. Procedures describing the processes of adjudication and the jurisdiction of the CEHHS Academic Hearing Board are described on the CEHHS Student Resources web page.
Residency Requirements for Transfer Students
All individuals entering the College of Education, Health, and Human Services as transfer students must complete a major part of their total college work in residence at UM-Dearborn. This limits the number of semester hours that are transferable to UM-Dearborn from other institutions. The maximum amount of transfer credit allowed in any such program will depend on the type of institution at which the credit originally was earned. Typically, more credit can be transferred from a four-year institution and used toward a degree program than from a community college. The admission criteria are applied to all students without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, or creed. The table below details the College’s transfer credit policy.
In the table below, institutions attended by students prior to their enrollment in a degree program at UM-Dearborn are grouped into three categories. Category A includes all two-year institutions; category B includes all four-year institutions other than the schools and colleges of the University of Michigan (UM); category C is composed of those schools and colleges of the UM which are not located on the Dearborn campus. Maximum transferable credits and minimum residence requirements (both in semester hours) are given.
|Categories of Previously Attended Institutions||Transferable Credits (Maximum)||Residence Requirement (Minimum)|
|A and B (if attended in this sequence)||75 (62 from A)||53|
|A and C (if attended in this sequence)||90 (62 from A)||38|
|B and C||90 (75 from B)||38|
|A, B, and C (if attended in this sequence)||90 (62 from A, remaining from B & C)||38|
Courses successfully completed prior to transfer may not correspond exactly to those offered by UM-Dearborn or the UM. Therefore, a broad policy has been established to evaluate them. If, after such evaluation, the student believes that proper weight has not been given to the courses completed prior to transfer, the student should contact the College of Education, Health, and Human Services Office of Student Success for re-evaluation. No course in which a student received less than a grade of C, or has
been graded on a pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory scale, will be transferred. No courses elected in the professional component (education courses) during the freshman and sophomore years are admissible to the program, except as general elective credit. Transfer students must meet all residence requirements. The exceptions to this ruling are those persons who complete the Pre-Elementary Associate Degree or the PreSecondary Associate Degree at Henry Ford College.
Courses at Other Institutions
Once admitted to UM-Dearborn and to the certification program, students are expected to complete their programs of study at UM-Dearborn. When documentable, extenuating circumstances occur, students must request permission to take off-campus courses using the established petition process in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. Forms and information regarding deadlines are available in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services Office of Student Success.
Class Standing and Course Election
The number of credit hours earned toward graduation at the end of any given term determines a student's class standing. In the case of transfer hours, only the credit accepted toward a degree can be used in deriving the class standing of a student. Freshmen and sophomores are classified as lower-division students while junior and seniors are considered upper-division students.
|First two years of pre-professional study: Lower-division students|
|Freshman||0 to 24 credit hours|
|Sophomore||25 to 54 credit hours|
|Last two years of undergraduate study: Upper-division students|
|Junior||55 to 84 credit hours|
|Senior||85 to 128+ credit hours|
Authorization to elect education courses in the professional sequence of courses at the University of Michigan is limited to upper-division students in good academic standing. Students must have at least junior class standing (55 semester hours), a cumulative GPA of 2.75, have taken the Campus Composition Placement Test, and passed the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination or alternative scoring measures.
Students should consult the General Information section of this Undergraduate Catalog on campus-wide policies governing scholastic standing. The College of Education, Health, and Human Services reviews the records of all its degree students at the end of each term. If a certification student's grade point average for one term drops below 2.75, the student is placed on academic probation and may not register for education methods courses in the professional sequence. If the overall average remains below 2.75 for another term, the student may not be allowed to register as a student in a teacher certification program. Other undergraduate students (those not seeking a teaching certificate) must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.5.
Maximum Credit Hour Loads
Students electing more than 18 credit hours in a full term (Fall, Winter, Summer) must have written permission from the College’s Dean. If the student's GPA is below 3.0, this practice is especially discouraged. Students enrolled in the student teaching term must petition to elect any courses other than student teaching and its accompanying seminar.
Grades of Incomplete and Absence from Final Exams
A student must request permission to have an "Incomplete" mark (I) or an "Absent from Final Exam" mark (X) appear on his/her transcript by obtaining an Incomplete Request/Contract form from the College of Education, Health, and Human Services Office of Student Success. This form must be taken to the instructor for approval and signature. These marks are not automatically assigned. The instructor will determine the time limit if it is to be less or more than the four-month campus deadline for "Incompletes" and less than five weeks for the final examination. If the deadline date stated in the contract is not met, these marks will automatically convert to an E.
Pass/Fail Grading Options
The College of Education, Health, and Human Services allows students enrolled in any program to use the pass/fail grading system. However, this is limited to elective credit only and rules specific to each program or specialty may require grades other than "pass" in pertinent courses. Note the following conditions for enrolling in pass/fail courses:
- The student cannot be on academic probation.
- The student may elect a total of two courses on an optional pass/fail basis toward the academic program.
- Only one pass/fail course may be elected during a term.
- Education courses, when used in a student's professional education sequence, may not be elected on an optional pass/fail basis.
- Distribution requirements may not be elected on an optional pass/fail basis.
- Courses offered only on a nongraded basis are not regulated by this policy.
- Courses in a student's teaching major and/or minor may not be elected for optional pass/fail credit.
- The optional pass/fail grade will count for residency, certification and degree requirements but will not enter into the computation of a student's grade point average.
- Courses taken for optional pass/fail credit must be specified on the registration form or otherwise identified within the usual time permitted for adding classes. After the add/drop period has elapsed, the student is not permitted to change from a pass/fail to a letter grade or vice-versa. Students may drop an optional pass/fail class within the usual add/drop period. Petitions requesting a change of pass/fail to a letter grade or vice-versa will not be accepted after the first two weeks of the term.
For further information, refer to other sections in this Undergraduate Catalog.
Graduating with Distinction
At the time of graduation, the College of Education, Health, and Human Services honors its academically outstanding undergraduate degree candidates by recommending that they graduate with either distinction or high distinction. Those graduating seniors who have achieved an overall grade point average of at least 3.2 will be recommended for a degree with distinction. Those who have achieved an overall grade point average of at least 3.6 will be recommended for a degree with high distinction.
At the beginning of each term, those students enrolled in a College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate degree program who have established a noteworthy academic record during the previous term are publicly recognized. In conjunction with the Office of Academic Affairs, the Dean of the College publishes the names of those degree students who have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or better while carrying a minimum course load of 12 earned GPA credit hours during the immediately preceding term. Only credit earned at UM-Dearborn is used in determining whether or not a student meets the requirements for this honor.
In addition to the Dean's List, the College of Education, Health, and Human Services also recommends candidates for other awards. See the General information section of this Catalog for additional awards.
Curriculum Knowledge Center
The Curriculum Knowledge Center (CKC) is a special center and library committed to impacting our metropolitan region in Southeast Michigan through Learning, Teaching, and Outreach.The CKC serves as the gateway to CEHHS for children, families, and teachers to support teaching and learning and serves as a conduit vehicle for enrollment and persistence in college. The CKC operates as a resource for families in low socioeconomic communities by supporting each child's potential as a future college student and encouraging families to continue their own education through enrolling in college courses or other CKC opportunities.
The Curriculum Knowledge Center (CKC) has a variety of resources, student textbooks and equipment available to develop lesson plans, to fulfill class assignments and design presentations.The resources found in the CKC assist the pre-service teacher in understanding the full scope of what is necessary to become an exemplary teacher and contribute to the success of the education and health and human service students in preparing their coursework. Computers, scanners and software are available for student editing of video presentations. Print materials and study guides for the MTTC are available for check-out. The CKC offers all College of Education, Health, and Human Services students a place to study and complete group projects.
Students are encouraged to use the materials, equipment, and services the facilities provide when preparing for class preparations, practicum assignments, and student teaching. Students who have paid a laboratory fee for a specific course may use the laboratory without any additional charge. Students who have not paid a course fee must pay for the materials they use. Current prices are posted in the Materials Preparation Center. All fees are solely for the support of the Education Laboratories. Two microcomputer labs with the latest educational software are located in Rooms 190 and 194, FCS.
Special Facilities and Services
In addition to campus-wide facilities and services described elsewhere in the Catalog, the following special facilities and services are of particular interest to education students.
Early Childhood Education Center
The Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC), an auxiliary unit of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, serves as an education and care site for university student, faculty, staff, and community children. The ECEC enrolls over 200 children, ages one through six, per term. Located in a shared facility with Oakwood Hospital’s Center for Exceptional Families (CEF) at 18501 Rotunda Dr. in Dearborn, the two centers collaborate to provide services and programs for children with and without disabilities and their families. The ECEC facility also includes a full day kindergarten and summer programs. The ECEC serves as a teacher preparation facility for students enrolled in a variety of courses offered by the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. The ECEC Advisory Board makes recommendations to the administration regarding policies and decisions related to the center. The center is staffed with teachers having special training in early childhood education and is under the overall direction of a faculty director.