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, minors, and certificates. Whether preparing for careers in child life, public health, social work, or medicine 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 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Field placements allow for each learner to build skills, knowledge, and confidence in his/her own pathway toward becoming a professional 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/.
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 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation certifies that the program has provided evidence that it adheres to CAEP's standards. 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.
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|
|EDD||Curriculum and Instruction|
|EDF||Health and Physical Education|
|EDK||Research and Independent Study|
|HHS||Health and Human Studies|
- Birth to Kindergarten Education
- Business Studies as a Secondary Major
- Children & Families
- Early Childhood
- Elementary Education (New Certification Program effective Fall 2022)
- Elementary Teacher Certification Program (Current Certification Program Closing Summer 2023)
- Health and Human Services
- Instructional Technology
- Language Arts
- Mathematics Studies
- Secondary Teacher Certification Program
- Science Studies
- Social Studies
- Special Education
- Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
- Health Communication
- Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages
Ann Lampkin-Williams, PhD, Dean
Stein Brunvand, PhD, Associate Dean
Susan Everett, PhD, Assistant Dean of Assessment & Accreditation
Monique Davis, Assistant to the Dean
Isha Smith, Budget Analyst
Sharon Harris, Administrative Assistant, Dean's Suite
Shari Marshall, Administrative Assistant Senior, Dept. of Education and Health and Human Services
Claudia Lugo-Meeks, MEd, Instructional Learning Assistant
Lindsey Bookman, MA, Director of Advising and Records
Jonathan Larson, MA, Assistant Director of Advising
Samyka Aloyo, Field Placement Coordinator
Donna Kerry, MA, Certification Officer
Amanda McBride, Student Success Operations Specialist
Shannica Joseph Rivers, Student Success Specialist
Chairs and Directors
Christopher J. Burke, Director, EdD, EdS Program and Interim Chair, Education
Danielle DeFauw, Director, Field Placement
Paul Fossum, Director, Masters Degree Programs
Lisa Martin, Interim Chair, Health and Human Services
Adler, Martha A., PhD, University of Michigan, Associate Professor Emeritus of Education
Beyer, Bonnie M., EdD, Vanderbilt University, Professor of Education and Educational Administration
Cepuran, Joseph, PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus of Public Administration
Collin, Claudia, PhD, Assistant Professor Emerita of Education
Kachaturoff, Grace, EdD, Professor Emerita of Education
Kettel, Raymond P., EdD, Associate Professor Emeritus of Education
Lazarus, Belinda, PhD, Professor Emerita of Education
Lipson, Greta B., EdD, Associate Professor Emerita of Education
Luera, Gail R., PhD, University of Michigan, Professor 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
Romatowski, Jane A., EdD, Professor Emerita of Education
Saltz, Rosalyn, PhD, Professor Emerita of Education
Sayles, Daniel G., PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus of 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
Brunvand, Stein, PhD, University of Michigan, Professor of Educational Technology
Burke, Christopher J., PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 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, Associate Professor of Education
Hill, Kirsten, PhD, Michigan State University, Professor of Education
Hong, Seong, EdD, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Professor of Education
Killu, Kim, PhD, Ohio State University, Professor of Education
Park, Kyongson, PhD, Purdue University, Assistant Professor of Education
Shaffer, LaShorage, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Associate Professor of Education
Taylor, Julie, PhD, University of Cambridge, Professor of Education
Department of Health and Human Services
Botoseneanu, Anda, PhD, University of Michigan, Associate Professor of Health Policy Studies
Martin, Lisa, PhD, University of Michigan, Associate Professor of Health Policy Studies and Women's and Gender Studies
Polenco-Lopez, Jean-Carlos, PhD, University of Florida, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Services
Sampson, Natalie, PhD, University of Michigan, Associate Professor of Public Health
Cengiz-Phillips, Nesrin, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
Hartshorn, Patricia, MS, Lecturer IV in Biological Sciences
Krebs, Angela, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
Martinez-Valencia, Francia Eliana, PhD, University of Alabama, Associate Professor Spanish
Nesmith, Judy, MS, Senior Lecturer of Natural Sciences
Rathouz, Margaret, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
Swift, Carrie, Lecturer II of Natural Sciences
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, preparation for Child Life Specialists, and inquiry-based science instruction.