Education & Human Development

Dr.  Willie Jones

Interim Dean

Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 320


The unique mission in the College of Education & Human Development (CoE&HD) is the preparation of effective and reflective professional educators who think critically and analytically, and who are transformative practitioners and learner advocates for children functioning in global environments. The CoE&HD emphasizes efficient and successful teaching practices, policies, and procedures to enhance and support the academic achievement and social development of all Pre-K-5 students. The commitment and responsibility of the College of Education & Human Development are based upon a conceptual framework (Reflective Practitioners for Global Environments) that manifests a performance-based paradigm to ensure the teaching practices of professional practitioners who are instructional leaders, continuous assessors, technologically astute practitioners, reflective professionals, and advocates for diversity and collaboration.

Teacher Education

Teacher Education offers two routes to certification: Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education (PK-3) and Elementary Education (K-5) or eight Certification-Only programs.

Praxis Preparation Program

The Child Development and Family Studies major examines the development and education of children and adolescents, family dynamics and the impact on children of interactions between family systems and social environments.


SUNO Athletics boasts more than 150 NAIA All-American honors and more than six Olympians since 1976. The athletics program also holds 11 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference championships.