- CEHS: Dean's Message
College of Education and Health Sciences
The College of Education and Health Sciences (CEHS) is an exciting place right now. We are composed of four divisions, which work harmoniously together. These include: The Graduate School of Education; the Public Health Program; the Joint Masters of Physician Assistant Studies/ Masters in Public Health Program; and the School of Nursing. Each of the four units has experienced recent unprecedented growth.
For students in our College of Education and Health Sciences, community service is an inherent component of their learning experience. The mission to serve others unites students and faculty. Recently, the faculty and staff of the CEHS reached a consensus deciding to focus their research and service activities on Issues of Poverty and Homelessness. This focus aligns with our mission of Social Justice and Diversity.
In the Graduate School of Education, our students learn teaching strategies for at-risk students and become agents of change for social justice, equity and inclusion. In our School of Health Sciences, students pursue careers as public health experts, physician assistants and nurses. Our Public Health program focuses on the needs of underserved populations and promotes the health and well-being of local and global communities. Similarly, the Physician Assistant program prepares health providers to work with underserved rural and urban populations and to increase access to health care. Our School of Nursing has a unique RN (ADN) to MSN program leading to a Master’s degree in Nurse Leadership. The program focuses on developing leaders in the nursing profession.
The CEHS faculty has embraced current digital instructional technology to create dynamic, blended programs, with both face-to-face class time and online synchronous and asynchronous activities and assignments for students.
Five years ago, the College of Education and Health Sciences adopted Invitational Education as the philosophical foundation for how we operate our college. Invitational Education asserts that everybody and everything in and around schools adds to, or subtracts from, a positive school climate. It centers on four guiding principles of respect, trust, optimism, and intentionality. Our goal is to make the learning experience for our students as inviting and welcoming as possible while maintaining rigorous academic standards.
Touro University California offers a unique joint degree curriculum for students who seek master degrees in Physician Assistant studies and in Public Health. Students in osteopathic medicine and pharmacy also can opt for a second degree in public health. Whatever the program, students will receive instruction and be mentored by experienced professionals who share a passion for service. The global health track in Public Health has site locations in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Cambodia and China where students are placed to assist local agencies in carry out their missions.
Our Graduate School of Education offers teaching credentials for those who wish to become elementary, secondary, and/or special education teachers. As well, we offer a unique program for those who seek an administrative credential. There are also numerous Masters’ degrees offered including those in Math and Science Education, Urban Education, Educational Technology and a completely online program in Innovative Learning and Teaching. We also have a new certificate and Master’s degree program in Applied Behavioral Analysis for those choosing to work with students with special needs.
We welcome you to contact us to explore your interests in any of our fine programs in the College of Education and Health Sciences. Our dedicated faculty and staff are here to serve you.
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