College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences
Enhancing quality of life through research, outreach, and practice
The mission of The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is "To promote a healthy, educated, and civil society; to encourage life-long learning; and to enhance the quality of life within the diverse, global community by preparing professionals to lead and serve by conducting research and by engaging in service and outreach activities."
If you would like to be involved in the most important work in society, consider a career in education, health or the human sciences. If you want to have fun doing it, come to the University of Tennessee!
NEW! All in the Family: UT Grad Follows in Mother's, Grandmother's Footsteps
May 8, 2013 - When Andrea Sams graduates from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, today, it will be more than a personal achievement. It will be a family tradition. She is the third generation of women in her family to earn their degrees from UT. Sams, of Kingston, Tenn., will get her bachelor's degree in recreation and sport management with a concentration in therapeutic recreation. She graduates from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. To read more about this family, click here.
NEW! Getting Healthy with The Center for Physical Activity and Health
May 6, 2013 - Did you know that UT has a place to find out your exact body fat percentage, resting metabolic testing, and lactate threshold? Brian Rider, a graduate assistant at the UT Center for Physical Activity and Health, talks about the center’s big idea of helping people in Knoxville get healthy and active. For more information, visit the center’s website.
Brain Awareness Week
March 25, 2013 - The Child and Family Studies graduate interns have designed and implemented lessons about the brain for children from kindergarten through third grade in selected Knox County schools. Please join us for their annual presentations, in collaboration with graduate students from the Deptartment of Psychology and undergraduates from the UT NeuroClub, to celebrate the importance of brain research. To view more information about this event, please review the attached Brain Awareness Week Flyer.
VolsTeach Symposium presents "Highlighting Student Work & Research"
March 13, 2013 - You are invited to attend the VolsTeach Spring Symposium scheduled on April 23, 2013. The symposium, "Highlighting Student Work & Research" will be from 9 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the VolsTeach Center located in room 119 of Greve Hall; 821 Volunteer Boulevard. Click HERE for a printable flyer with more information about this event.
NEW! National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Review Dates Set
The Graduate School of Education within the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is hosting an accreditation review by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) on October 28-29, 2013.
Both NCATE and the UTK Graduate School of Education recognize graduates, parents, schools and community organizations have valuable perspectives on the quality of the programs that prepare teachers and other school personnel. We invite interested parties to submit written testimony.
For information on how to submit comments, please click HERE.
CEHHS FUTURE Student Knows No Boundaries!
March 8, 2013 - Chad Mitchell grew up a fan of the Tennessee Lady Vols like many other people in East Tennessee. Unlike most of those fans, Chad got the chance to be a part of the team. As a student in the FUTURE Postsecondary Education Program, Chad obtained an internship to work with the Lady Vols as a team manager. Be sure to watch this amazing young man as Chad lives his dream and inspires others to never stop dreaming! "No Boundaries" for Lady Vols manager Mitchell.
Wondering what atlas.ti Can Do For You?
March 7, 2013 - Dr. Trena Paulas, Associate Professor in the Educational Psychology and Counseling Department will facilitate a demonstration and discussion of how qualitative data analysis software can support your research. The demonstration will be held on both March 14 and March 15. For more information on this event, please click HERE.
Graduate School of Education Hosting Panel Discussion
March 4, 2013 - The Graduate School of Education is hosting a panel discussion, "The Impact of Charter Schools and Voucher Plans" on March 6, 2013 from 5-7 P.M. at the Relix Variety Theatre. Panelist will include, Dr. Dick Allington, Dr. Autumn Cypres, Dr. Scott Ellison, Dr. Cara Moore and Dr. Susan Benner (acting as moderator.) Please click HERE for more information regarding the event.
Vols Teach hosts
2013 STEM Lecture/Workshop Series
March 4, 2013- Jory Weintraub-Assistant Director of Education at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center of Durham, North Carolina will present the lecture, "In The Light of Evolution: Why and How to Teach Biology from an Evolutionary Perspective" as part of the lecture and workshop series serving to support the VolsTeach program on March 6, 2013. For more information, please click here.
CEHHS Faculty highlighted by
February 28, 2013- Innovative teaching. Encouraging demeanor. A passion for the subject. Contagious enthusiasm. All of these traits help inspire students to great ideas. Highligted are two faculty members from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences whose teaching, research, and community service are both inspired and inspiring.
Be sure to read about Dr. David Cihak of the Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Department and Dr. Sarah Hillyer of the Kinesiology,
Recreation, and Sports Studies Department in Tennessee Today.
Faculty Appreciation Week
CEHHS Faculty and Staff Recognized
February 26, 2013- Several faculty and staff of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences have received a "Shout Out" from students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Students are using this week to offer praise and recognition for those faculty and staff whom they feel excel in their position or have inspired them. To add your own "Shout Out," read what is being said about our wonderful faculty and staff, or to watch a video in which one of our staff is recognized, click here to visit the Faculty Shout Out Page.
Team UT worked at Super Bowl XLVII
February 26, 2013- TEAM UT, which includes fifteen undergraduate and graduate students and three faculty members, worked at Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013; the seventh year for this program. TEAM UT gives students a real-world learning experience as they prepare for careers in the sports and management industries. It was created by Fritz G. Polite, a UT clinical professor of sport management and director and founder of UT’s Institute for Leadership, Ethics, and Diversity. He also is director for community outreach and global engagement in the UT College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. During the week they were in New Orleans, TEAM UT helped with the NFL Experience, an interactive event that allows professional football players to interact with the community by offering drills, participatory games, football clinics, and entertainment. UT students also performed community service with the UT New Orleans alumni chapter by cleaning up a playground.
New this year is the addition of a student and faculty member from the UT FUTURE Post-Secondary Education program, an initative that gives students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to attend college. “This is part of our diversity initiative and providing opportunities that normally wouldn’t come their way,” Polite said. “Students with learning disabilities should be entitled to the same privileges as all other students."
To learn more about the TEAM UT Program, Read the Tennessee Today article or View the WBIR news story about this wonderful team opportunity. To learn more about the FUTURE UT Program, please click FUTURE UT.
Vols Teach hosts
2013 STEM Lecture/Workshop Series
Andrew Kramer, Professor and Department Head of the Department of Anthropology will present the lecture, "Teaching the E-Word in Tennessee" as part of the lecture and workshop series serving to support the VolsTeach program on February 6, 2013. For more information, please click here.
Dr. Steve Morse, Economist and Director of the Tourism Institute, Addresses Government, Economic Development and Tourism Officials
December 10, 2012- Dr. Steve Morse, an economist and director of the University of Tennessee Tourism Institute, travels to communities throughout the Southeast talking about what tourism means on a local level. “I take the numbers and teach local people how to relay them to local officials and talk about tourism’s importance in the local economy,” he said. To read more of the article highlighting Dr. Morse's presentation in Fayette County, please click The Fayette Tribune.
UT CEHHS Associate Professor Named Outstanding Rehabilitation Educator of the Year
November 29, 2012- The International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals awarded its sole educational honor to Dr. Patrick L. Dunn of the Educational Psychology and Counseling Department at its annual conference in San Juan Puerto Rico on October 27, 2012. The IARP represents more than 2,400 professionals in disability management, case management, managed care, forensics and expert testimony and life care planning. Dr. Dunn initiated and developed UTK's rehabilitation counseling distance education program, resulting in a dramatic increase in program enrollment. Click here to read more about Dr. Dunn's award.
Several CEHHS Faculty Awarded Outreach Incentive Grants
November 14, 2012 -The CEHHS faculty excelled receiving six of the eight Outreach Incentive Grants awarded for proposals that specifically enhance the engagement mission of The University of Tennessee. These awards are allocated through an annual competitive process early in the fall semester. Click here to read more about the faculty in our college and the awards they received.
Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture scheduled featuring Jonathan Kozol-"Fire in the Ashes"
October 2, 2012 - Kozol is an award winning author whose experiences as a school teacher led him to a commitment to social justice, particularly in the disparity of quality found in U. S. public education institutions. His first book, Death at an Early Age, recounts his experiences as a first year teacher in the Boston Public Schools. Other works that poignantly depict the inadequacies of our schools serving poor children and their families include Rachel and her Children, Savage Inequalities, Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation, and The Shame of a Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America. Through these works he strives to bring to the forefront the “improper education” of children in poverty and sound “a public call for social change.” Click here for futher information.
For older news articles about the College of Education, Health, and Human Scienes, please visit our CEHHS News Archives Page.
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