College of Applied Studies Overview


The mission of the College of Applied Studies is to prepare education and other professionals to benefit society and its institutions through the understanding, the facilitation, and the illumination of the learning process and the application of knowledge in their disciplines. 

Core Values


We value inclusion, diversity, and human dignity to create a productive and respectful environment for all.


We are guided by trust, honor, and transparency in all interactions.


We create a culture of engagement and collaboration within our college, community, and the world.


We embrace and promote intellectual curiosity as the process of questioning, testing, and refining to make sense of our world as lifelong learners.


We build leaders empowered to positively influence the global community.

Guiding Documents

Professional Education Unit Documents Policies and Procedures 

The Professional Education Unit includes Educational Leadership, Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, the School of Education, as well as programs and faculty in the College of Fine Arts and the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, along with one program in the College of Applied Studies conducted within the Department of Human Performance Studies (P-12 physical education). Read the Professional Education Unit Policies and Procedures