Rendering of future Education Building
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.
The College of Education and Human Development is approved by the Louisiana Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs. However, the accreditation does not include individual education that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.
The Child Development and Family Studies Program is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).