About College of Education & Human Services

Mission Statement

The College of Education & Human Services shall define its purpose by maintaining a mission statement that meets the following criteria: relates to and supports the university’s stated mission; accurately describes the unit and its characteristics; is developed with input from students, faculty, and administrators; is approved by the Executive Committee and faculty members; and is considered for revision every three years. The mission statement is the foundation upon which the College of Education & Human Services goals are developed.

The Dewar College of Education & Human Services prepares professionals for multiple roles in educational settings and community agencies; fosters a culture of reflective, evidence-based practice and inquiry within a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff; provides leadership in the improvement of the education, health, and well-being of citizens in this region, the nation, and the world; and develops effective, responsive scholars and practitioners who use theory, research, and collaboration to enhance their work in a global, diverse, and technological society.

Accreditation and National Recognition

The College of Education and Human Services at Valdosta State University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), is an American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) award winning institution, and is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). We continually strive for excellence with each renewal of accreditation. In addition, several of our programs are accredited or nationally recognized by their specialized professional organizations. For a full list of these accredited and nationally recognized programs, please visit http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/education/deans-office/accreditations.php.