Welcome to the Dewar College of Education and Human Services here at Valdosta State University! Here you have the opportunity to join over 3000 other students who are pursuing careers dedicated to helping other people. 

Valdosta State University was founded in 1913 with the express intent of preparing teachers. Teacher preparation is still a vital part of the university and of this college as quality teachers are needed now more than ever. Valdosta State will prepare you for the challenges and joys of teaching today and into the future. With over 35 educator preparation programs, you are sure to find what you are looking for here in the College of Education and Human Services!


As Valdosta State has grown and evolved from a small normal college to the thriving university it is today, so has the College of Education and Human Services. You can now earn credentials, from certificates to bachelor’s degrees to doctorate degrees, in a wide array of helping fields; from speech language pathology and audiology to counselor education, marriage and family therapy and social work to workforce education and development, and adult and career education. Many of the degrees and programs can be taken in person here on the beautiful campus in Valdosta or online. If you want to make a difference in the lives of others, the College of Education and Human Services will provide you with the course work and field work you need to spark a positive change in our world today. 

One commonality between all the programs in the College of Education and Human Services is a desire to help you succeed. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing you with enriching experiences both in the classroom and in the field. You will find we are willing to go the extra mile to ensure you will be prepared to be successful in whatever you choose to pursue! 

I encourage you to learn more about our programs here on the website or, even better, come visit us on campus! I look forward to seeing you in the halls and classrooms of the College of Education and Human Services here at Valdosta State University!

David A. Slykhuis
Dean, Dewar College of Education & Human Services


Accreditation and National Recognition

The College of Education and Human Services at Valdosta State University 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.


Program Performance Data and College Accomplishments