College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

In the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, our commitment is to provide quality preparation programs for pre-service and advanced level professionals who become leaders in their fields. In keeping with the mission of Freed-Hardeman University, we are dedicated to Christian faith and practice and the pursuit of academic excellence in a supportive environment.

Two departments constitute the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences: The Department of Education and the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Family Studies. Over five majors, eight minors, and 19 teacher licensure areas are provided for students at the undergraduate level, while nine degrees are offered at the graduate level. Students in this College are trained to serve the needs of a rapidly changing society within diverse global communities. Upon graduation, our students are able to successfully demonstrate rigorous learning outcomes, as they become agents of transformation for those they will reach in their respective professions.

 

 

Quality Programs: Accreditations and State Approvals

In the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, the success of our programs is documented by national and state accrediting agencies: the Council on Social Work Education, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Council on Family Relations, and the Tennessee Department of Education.

 

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The Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP): Call for Third-party Comments for Freed-Hardeman University


The Department of Education at Freed-Hardeman University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on November 17-19, 2019. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered at Freed-Hardeman University, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

CAEP
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to: callforcomments@caepnet.org

Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

In CAEP's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.

A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.