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College of Education and Health Professions

College of Education and Health Professions

Professional Education Program Unit 
Assessment Handbook for Educator Preparation

I. University, College, and Professional Education Unit Organizational Structure

The organizational structures of Columbus State University, the College of Education and Health Professions, and the professional education unit are briefly described below.

Organization of the University

Columbus State University is organized into the following five colleges:

  • College of the Arts
  • College of Education and Health Professions
  • College of Letters and Sciences
  • D. Abbott Turner College of Business
  • Honors College

Each College is directed by a Dean who reports to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. Department Chairs report to the Dean of the College. Graduate programs are housed within the colleges.

Organization of the College of Education and Health Professions (COEHP)

 The College of Education and Health Professions (COEHP) is organized into the following departments and schools:

  • Department of Counseling, Foundations, and Leadership
  • Department of Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science
  • School of Nursing
  • Department of Teacher Education

Each Department is headed by a Department Chair and the School is headed by a Director, all of whom report to the Dean of the College.

Organization of the Professional Education Unit 

The professional education unit includes programs housed in the College of Education and Health Professions (COEHP), the College of Letters and Sciences (COLS), the College of the Arts (COA), and the D. Abbott Turner College of Business.  In addition, two programs offer coursework through Georgia On My Line (GOML) Distance Education Collaborative.  GOML is a collaborative of institutions within the University of Georgia System.

The COLS offers Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Spanish education; initial secondary education programs in English, History, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science; and Mathematics.

The COA houses programs in music, art, and theatre education.

The Computer Science Endorsement Program is housed in the D. Abbott Turner College of Business.

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in Accomplished Teaching and the M.A.T. in Secondary Math and Science (online) include coursework taught through the GOML Distance Education Collaborative, specifically Georgia Southern University and Valdosta State University.

Other educator preparation programs are housed in the COEHP. In addition to educator preparation programs, the COEHP houses programs in Exercise Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Health Science, and Nursing.

The following professional education programs are offered in the unit:

Initial Certification Degree Programs

  • Early Childhood Education (Bachelor of Science in Education, B.S.Ed.; Master of Arts in Teaching, M.A.T.)
  • Middle Grades Education (Bachelor of Science in Education, B.S.Ed.; Master of Arts in Teaching, M.A.T.)
  • Secondary Education (Bachelor of Arts, B.A.)
    • English
    • History
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
  • Secondary Education (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)
    • Earth and Space Science
    • Mathematics
  • Secondary Education (Master of Arts in Teaching, M.A.T.)
    • English/Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • History
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth and Space Science
    • Secondary Math and Science (online program)
  • Special Education (Bachelor of Science in Education, B.S.Ed.; Master of Arts in Teaching, M.A.T.)
  • Health and Physical Education (Bachelor of Science in Education, B.S.Ed.; Master of Arts in Teaching, M.A.T.)
  • Modern Language and Culture -Spanish with Teacher Certification Track (Bachelor of Arts, B.A.)
  • Art Education (Bachelor of Science in Education, B.S.Ed.; Master of Arts in Teaching, M.A.T.)
  • Music Education (Bachelor of Music, B.M.)
  • Theatre Education (Bachelor of Science in Education, B.S.Ed.)

Non-degree post-baccalaureate programs leading to teacher certification are also available in all teaching fields offered by the unit.

Advanced Programs “Initial” Certification

  • Curriculum and Instruction in Accomplished Teaching - Online Program Master of Education, M.Ed.)
  • Educational Leadership (Master of Education, M.Ed.)
  • School Counseling (Master of Education, M.Ed.)
  • Teacher Leadership (Master of Education, M.Ed.)

Advanced Degree Programs

  • Curriculum and Leadership (Doctor of Education, Ed.D.)
  • Early Childhood Education (Master of Education, M.Ed.; Education Specialist, Ed.S.)
  • Health and Physical Education (Master of Education, M.Ed)
  • Middle Grades Education (Master of Education, M.Ed.; Education Specialist, Ed.S.)
  • Secondary Education (Master of Education, M.Ed.; Education Specialist, Ed.S.)
    • English/Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Social Science-History
    • Science
  • Special Education General Curriculum (Master of Education, M.Ed.; Education Specialist, Ed.S.)
  • Educational Leadership (Education Specialist, Ed.S.)
  • Art Education (Master of Education, M.Ed.)
  • Music Education (Master of Music, M.M.)

Certificates and Endorsements

  • Computer Science (Graduate and Undergraduate)
  • ESOL Endorsement
  • Early Childhood Education (Minor)
  • Gifted Endorsement
  • K-5 Mathematics Endorsement
  • K-5 Science Endorsement
  • Pre-School Special Education Endorsement
  • Reading Endorsement (Graduate) 
  • Online Teaching Certificate / Endorsement 
  • School Counseling Endorsement (Graduate)
  • Teacher Leadership Endorsement (Graduate)

 

Revised by the CSU-COEHP CAEP Steering Committee (2016)