Policy, Organizational & Leadership Studies (POLS)
The Department of Policy, Organizational and Leadership Studies is concerned with understanding learning, and approaches to teaching and learning. Programs focus on the training of professionals who develop and disseminate knowledge – educational researchers, consultants, and practitioners, as well as those who teach in higher education.
For more information about POLS, visit the Department of Policy, Organizational & Leadership Studies.
Psychological Studies in Education (PSE)
Learning and education are lifelong processes. In the Department of Psychological Studies in Education (PSE), we believe that learning and education can be enhanced through the application of psychological knowledge to teaching, curriculum development, and learning in the service of families, groups and organizations, and mental health.
Our faculty is committed to furthering theoretical understanding, but in such a way that new knowledge can be used. The true measure of scholarly work is its impact on the lives of those who are not scholars, in its applicability to situations, difficulties, and opportunities encountered by teachers, students, and families every day. Programs in PSE prepare professional psychologists for work in prevention, teaching, research, remediation, counseling and consulting.
For more information about PSE, visit the Department of Psychological Studies in Education
Teaching & Learning (T&L)
Teacher Education programs prepare K-12 teachers for traditional and non-traditional settings. Here, skilled educators are prepared, research is conducted, model educational programs are developed, and teaching professionals are exposed to the newest theories, materials and methods in education.
For more information about T&L, visit the Department of Teaching & Learning.