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Welcome From The Dean

Dean Jason Lane

Welcome to Miami University's College of Education, Health and Society.

The College of Education, Health and Society is committed to impacting our local, national and global communities through a holistic educational experience. Such experiences emphasize academic rigor, student engagement, partnerships with schools and community agencies designed to provide opportunities to put cutting-edge research into practice. All of this is accomplished through an abiding commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice.

Our College is particularly positioned to address many of the societal issues that need serious attention. Through the collaboration of our six departments, the College of Education, Health and Society offers answers to questions of academic inequities and health and wellness disparities for children, families and the broader community. Our work in teacher preparation, kinesiology, nutrition, and health, sport leadership and managementfamily science and social work, educational psychology, and educational leadership provides our College tremendous opportunities to apply ground-breaking research in all of these fields. We continue to build upon our national reputation for programs that challenge and transform the minds and hearts of our students.

Jason Lane, Dean

The departments of the College of Education, Health and Society are housed in McGuffey Hall, Phillips Hall and Laws Hall on Miami's beautiful Oxford campus. With program offerings in all areas influencing education, health, and society, we encourage students to become global citizens by keeping our core values at the heart of all we do.

Core Values

An integrated human experience: Education, Health, Society
  • Embracing Diversity
  • Building Community
  • Cultivating Collaboration
  • Thinking Critically
  • Advancing Social Change that Encourages Social Justice
  • Fostering a Global Perspective
  • Creating Knowledge
  • Promoting Well-Being
  • Working Across Disciplines

 

Programs of Study

Undergraduate Majors

The College of Education, Health and Society offers a number of undergraduate majors across the fields of education, health, social work, and sport.

Combined Degrees

Qualified students can simultaneously pursue a bachelors and a masters degree in one of our 3 + 2 or 4 + 1 programs.

Graduate Degrees

The College of Education, Health and Society offers over 20 Master’s programs, endorsements, or certificates, and three doctoral degrees.

Our Vision

The College of Education, Health, and Society fosters critically engaged leaders prepared to take on complex and interdisciplinary challenges through transdisciplinary problem-solving that seeks equity and justice in our changing global society.

Our Mission

The mission of the College of Education, Health and Society is to prepare critically engaged and transformative leaders. The College prioritizes socially just outcomes, hands-on and applied learning, interdisciplinary thinking, rigorous research, and innovation. Through excellence in research, teaching, and service, EHS prepares graduates to generate knowledge, educate, serve, and promote health and well-being in diverse and global settings in order to respond to the complex problems societies face.

Our Values

These values guide our behaviors, priorities, decision-making and focus.
  • We endeavor to align our policy and practice with principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • We practice critical introspection in order to examine, confront, and expand our understanding and implementation of anti-oppressive teaching, research, and service.
  • We cultivate community-engaged interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations.
  • We promote the health and well-being of individuals, groups, and communities.
  • We embrace global perspectives.
  • We strive to foster a culture of inquiry, exploration, and innovation.

Our History

Miami’s College of Education, Health and Society was founded in 1902 as the first professional school of Miami University and one of the first teacher education schools in Ohio. It was originally called the Ohio State Normal School. The Ohio legislature authorized its establishment "to provide proper theoretical and practical training for all students desiring to prepare themselves for the work of teaching."

The division rapidly grew in size and scope. It enrolled 90 undergraduate students in 1903, more than 200 in 1911, 735 in 1930, and 2,000 in 1960. Currently, there are about 3,500 students.

The History of EHS