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Part I: Introduction

The mission of Howard University’s School of Education (HUSOE) is to:

  • Prepare teachers, administrators, researchers, program evaluators, and human development professionals, counselors and psychologists for leadership in urban and diverse educational settings;
  • Significantly influence the national education agenda for African-American children;
  • Conduct and disseminate research that supports the belief that all students can learn;
  • Provide a research-based blueprint for developing professionals who are capable of creating environments that inspire the abilities and talents of all students.

 The School of Education includes three academic departments:

  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies

 

The intent of the academic policies and procedures outlined here is to uphold the School of Education’s mission with policies and procedures that support and guide HUSOE administrators, faculty, staff, and students in the conduct of their work and interactions. The academic policies and procedures outlined here are applicable only to the academic programs offered by the School of Education as a constituent school within Howard University. These programs include the following: 

 

The Undergraduate Programs

  • Elementary Education – Bachelor of Science
  • Secondary Education Minor Program
  • Human Development – Bachelor of Science

The Graduate Program
At the graduate level, the School of Education offers two distinct but interrelated streams of graduate study. The “Professional Stream” consists of the programs listed below leading to the Master of Education (M.Ed.), the Certificate for Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.), and the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.). The “Research Stream” consists of those programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. The School of Education, through the Graduate School, offers three Ph.D. degree programs. Students in the Ph.D. programs are subject to the academic policies and procedures of the Graduate School as well as the School of Education.

The School of Education offers the following graduate programs:

  • M.Ed. in School Psychology & Counseling Services
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education
  • M.Ed. in Secondary Education
  • M.Ed in Special Education
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • C.A.G.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (through the Graduate School)
  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (through the Graduate School)
  • Ph.D. in School Psychology (through the Graduate School)

 

It is expected that HUSOE administrators, faculty, staff, and students conduct themselves with the utmost integrity and strive for educational and personal excellence. A Code of Conduct applicable to all students in the University, as well as a statement of student rights and responsibilities, can be found on the University’s website. In addition, ethical, legal and accreditation standards for professionals in various educational and psychological fields can be found in the section on general policies and procedures.