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College of Education and Health Professions

About the College

Educating for positive change. The College of Education and Health Professions prepares tomorrow’s professionals – the teachers, counselors, nurses, and researchers who transform communities.

The mission of the College of Education and Health Professions is congruent with and complements that of Columbus State University. The College of Education and Health Professions has adopted the guiding principle, Creating Opportunities for Excellence, to support its mission…to achieve excellence by guiding individuals as they develop the proficiency, expertise, and leadership consistent with their professional roles. By creating opportunities for excellence, the College of Education and Health Professions prepares highly qualified teachers, counselors, nurses, health professionals and leaders who promote high levels of learning by demonstrating excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professionalism. Candidates continually acquire, integrate, refine, and model these qualities as they develop proficiency, expertise, and leadership. Ultimately, candidates believe in the serving the community by providing quality education and care. COEHP faculty guide individuals in this developmental process.

With a focus on service, the College of Education and Health Professions teaches for community impact. The careers our graduates train for are reshaping people’s lives – providing high-quality education, improving lifelong physical and mental health, and developing innovative treatments for chronic conditions. Our work is vital because every person, every family, and every community is vital.

The College is committed to expanding CSU’s leadership in the fields of education and health science. Faculty members forge partnerships that expand student opportunity, conduct cutting-edge research, and share our expertise in national and international publications. Together, we strive to create a vibrant learning environment that fosters engagement and discovery.

From Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center to the Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative, several outreach centers support the College’s community-based teaching model. In addition to providing valuable services to the region, each center gives our students a unique opportunity to learn hands-on in an immersive, collaborative environment.

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