General Information

The School of Education, Health and Society is comprised of five departments: Educational Leadership, Educational Psychology, Family Studies and Social Work, Kinesiology and Health, and Teacher Education.

Each undergraduate program uses the Miami Plan for Liberal Education as a base, adds the specialized content of the major, adds appropriate professional courses, and may integrate experience in field settings through observation, practicum, and internships.

Graduate programs are offered in several fields and lead to a Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Science, and Specialist in Education, Doctor of Education, or a Doctor of Philosophy. See the Graduate Fields of Study section for details on those programs.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the School of Education, Health and Society at Miami University is to prepare transformative leaders. Through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and community partnerships, the school provides dynamic and innovative programs that encourage international perspectives. Our integrated human experience prepares graduates to generate knowledge, educate, serve and promote well-being in diverse and global settings through ethical, democratic practice.


Accreditation, which specifies standards for faculty, curriculum, financial support, equipment, student services, and facilities, is awarded to the School of Education, Health and Society by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, National Association for the Education of Young Children, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), National Association for School Psychologists, and State of Ohio Department of Education. The Council on Social Work Education has accredited the social work baccalaureate program.

Professional and Honorary Organizations

For professional development, the School of Education , Health and Society encourages participation in professional organizations where students can develop leadership skills, interact with professionals, and engage in educational activities. Organizations sponsored by the School include: Miami Council for the Social Studies, Miami University Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Miami University Science Educators, Miami University Student Athletic Trainers Association, Pre-Physical and Occupational Therapy Club, Student Council for Exceptional Children, Comparative Education Club, Ohio Student Education Association (OSEA), Dance Theatre, National Council of Teachers of English–Student Affiliate of Miami (NCTE-SAM), Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND), Student National Education Association, and Family Studies and Social Work Student Organization (FSWSO).

To honor outstanding professional and academic performance, the School is recognized with chapters of the following: Delta Psi Kappa, Epsilon Phi Tau, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Phi Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Epsilon Kappa, and Pi Omega Pi.

Art and Music Education

Art and music education programs, administered through the School of Creative Arts, are described in that chapter. Students preparing to teach art must plan their programs with an art education adviser in the Department of Art. Students interested in music education should consult an adviser in the Department of Music.


Undergraduate academic advising for the School of Education, Health and Society (EHS) is conducted through the department of the student's major. Freshmen work with their FYA (first year adviser) or the department CDA (chief departmental adviser) or undergraduate coordinator prior to acceptance into a major. Once accepted into a major (usually sophomore or junior year) students are assigned faculty advisers in their major.

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