About the College of Education and Human Ecology

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What We Stand For 

We make lives better … together. 


We’re pushing the boundaries to solve problems with bold purpose and informed resolve. And we do it by valuing a diversity of ideas – from visionaries hailing from big cities and small towns; from first-generation students and second-career dreamers; from people of all faiths, colors and genders. 


Our strength is in our differences, and it’s how we’ll be a force for change. 

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Core Values

Dean Pope-Davis


"Our students partner with faculty and staff to transform the landscape of education and the well-being of communities in the 21st century."

- Don Pope-Davis, Dean
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Educational Studies

Creating education leaders at the forefront of creating sound educational policy. With experts in a broad range of disciplines, students get unique one-on-one experiences in highly sought after and nationally ranked master’s and doctoral degrees.  

Human Sciences

Advancing human experiences through several multidisciplinary programs designed so you can take what you learn to shape social behaviors and improve health, wellness and consumer experiences for individuals and communities.

Teaching and Learning 

The No. 1 place in Ohio preparing educators of tomorrow. Our innovative and nationally ranked programs equip students with the knowledge, skills and convictions to teach learners from all backgrounds and lead advances in education research. 

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Diversity @ EHE

A commitment to recognizing and supporting diversity is at the core of all of the work at the College of Education and Human Ecology. EHE’s focus on diversity and inclusion can be found in our events, our education opportunities and in our culture.

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Research @ EHE

From Fulbright scholars to undergraduate students, multidisciplinary research at the College of Education and Human Ecology is creating new knowledge in education, health and wellness and business.

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EHE history

History of EHE

For more than 125 years, we have helped shape education and human development locally, nationally and globally. Our storied history has championed generations of people to realize the potential and curiosity in others.
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Facts About EHE



$11.8 M
Scholarships award, past 7 years

$25.7 M
Research Expenditures

$30.6 M
External Research Grants Awarded

177 Tenure-Track Faculty

37.5% Diversity

No. 1
College of Education In Ohio

No. 2
In Student Counseling

No. 7
In Curriculum / Instruction

No. 1
In Master of Learning Technologies

No. 7
In Higher Education Administration

No. 4
In Sport Management MS
in the nation

No. 5
In Sport Management MS
in the world

No. 10
In Educational Administration

No. 7
In Elementary Teacher Education

No. 6
In Secondary Teacher Education

No. 1
In Kinesiology PhD

No. 8
In Education Psychology

No. 15
In Special Education

No. 23
In Educational Policy

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Ohio State educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) through 2026. Managed by the Office of Accreditation, Placement, and Licensure (APL), we also help pre-service educators secure field experiences and obtain licensure in Ohio.

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College Strategic Plan

The College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) seeks to be a preeminent scholarly community. By recruiting and retaining the best faculty and staff, and through an innovative and challenging curriculum, we will offer the students in our college an unparalleled academic experience that equips them to serve and lead their communities with dignity and integrity. Our mission is to advance education, health and wellbeing, and economic vitality to enhance the communities we serve on campus, in Ohio, across the US and around the world.

EHE Strategic Plan 2020

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