Welcome Message from CEHSP Interim Dean
The faculty and administrative officers of the College of Education and Human Service Professions are dedicated to preparing highly qualified leaders. Students are prepared for employment in industry, school and non-school educational settings, community agencies, and government.
Five departments work cooperatively to achieve the purposes of the college in teaching, research, service, and program development. The office of the dean is responsible for programmatic leadership, curricula, and for recommending graduates for licensure. The departments that have responsibility for degree and licensure programs are Communication Sciences and Disorders; Education; Health, Physical Education and Recreation; Psychology; and Social Work.
About Our College
The mission of the College of Education and Human Service Professions is to improve society through high quality teaching, research, creative activity, and public engagement. As we carry out our mission we:
- Develop professional, cultural, global competencies
- Cultivate a sense of advocacy for all to meet the needs of the broader society
- Prepare students to become engaged citizens who are active learners, critical thinkers, and evidence-informed practitioners
The CEHSP faculty and staff uses the unique strengths of our collegiate unit to provide an education of enduring value for the personal, civic, and professional lives of our students. We significantly share in improving the UMD climate for learning and human interaction for all people. We are increasingly recognized for excellence in creative learning, teaching, advising, research, and service:
- We lead the way in creating and utilizing innovative teaching methodology that incorporates evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and technology.
- We elevate our effectiveness in recruiting and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff.
- We are leaders in serving and collaborating with Indigenous communities to meet their unique educational and cultural needs.
- We are recognized for our research in the fields of education, health, human sciences, and human services.
- We contribute to the quality of life and sustainability in Duluth and surrounding communities.
Teacher Licensure Program
The teacher licensure programs have been granted continuing accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Minnesota Board of Teaching.
Admission to Upper Division Programs
With the exception of psychology, students are admitted to CEHSP as pre-majors. Admission to a major is contingent on submission of evidence that the student has completed prerequisite courses, earned a satisfactory GPA, taken appropriate tests, made plans for the rest of the academic program, and in some majors, participated in a personal interview to review these matters. Standards for admission are set by the individual departments, and students should consult their adviser or department office for information. Once admitted, students remain in the program as long as minimum GPA requirements for graduation are maintained. Students who fall below the minimum are monitored by their advisers.
Good Academic Standing
Students who have 20 or more completed credits (including credits outside the University and credits by exam) must have a 2.00 minimum cumulative GPA to be in good academic standing in CEHSP. Students who have attempted fewer than 20 credits (at UMD or elsewhere) must have a 1.80 minimum cumulative GPA to be in good academic standing. Credits taken outside the University are not calculated into the University GPA.
Students with a cumulative GPA lower than that required for good academic standing are placed on academic probation. Students on academic probation have one semester of attendance to attain the overall GPA required to avoid dismissal. Students should consider a lighter load or repeating courses with D or F grades to improve their GPA. Probationary students are strongly encouraged to seek advice from their faculty adviser or staff in the college's Student Affairs Office.
Students who fail to attain the required minimum cumulative GPA after the semester of initial probation are subject to dismissal. Extenuating circumstances could be taken into consideration at the request of the student before dismissal. Dismissed students are notified immediately.
Readmission After Dismissal
Readmission is not granted before one academic year has passed from the date of dismissal. Readmission is granted when the required minimum cumulative GPA for good academic standing has been attained through UMD Continuing Education. Students who have been academically dismissed must receive permission from the college office in order to register through Continuing Education. Students may not make up grade point deficiencies outside the University of Minnesota. Petition information is available at the CEHSP Student Affairs Office, 120 Bohannon Hall.
Appeal and Petition
A student seeking exception to an academic requirement of the college may petition for an exemption. After consulting with the adviser and others involved, the student should submit a petition to the college's Student Affairs Office, 120 Bohannon Hall.
Students with grievances concerning admission, maintenance, or exit processes may obtain a copy of the grievance procedure from the program coordinator.
At UMD, a maximum of 15 percent of the graduating class can graduate with college honors. In CEHSP, the top three percent of the graduating class is designated summa cum laude, the next 5 percent magna cum laude, and the next seven percent cum laude. The cumulative GPAs required for the three honors categories are available at the college's Student Affairs Office. The minimum GPAs necessary to achieve these honors are established on the basis of the record of the previous year's graduating class.
All transfer credits that are counted toward meeting graduation requirements at UMD must be included in calculating the cumulative GPA for honors purposes. Grades in transfer courses cannot qualify a student for honors if the cumulative GPA for UMD credits does not merit honors, and they cannot qualify a student to earn a higher honors classification than that earned on the basis of UMD credits. UMD credits include those earned through day school, Continuing Education, and summer session.
Information about admission, orientation, advising, scholastic standing, change of college, change of major, graduation honors, and grievance and appeal procedures may be obtained from the CEHSP Student Affairs Office, 120 Bohannon Hall (218-726-7156). Applications for Minnesota state licensure are also available in this office.