Aug 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Professional Studies


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The College of Professional Studies is composed of a School of Education and three departments: Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Services, and Public Policy. The vision of the members of the CPS is to promote doing public good through teaching, research, and engagement on a diverse array of public policy and public sector issues.  As a unit, we are collectively committed to the following values: 

Civic-mindedness:  Students gain and apply knowledge to prepare themselves for a lifetime of effective citizenship in a modern democracy.  Academic programs in the College are designed to build the capacity and commitment of students to participate in diverse communities in order to address common challenges.

Social Change:  Students are encouraged to seek positive social change through processes of discourse, consciousness-raising, advocacy, and socially just practices.  The College members are dedicated to the realization of a diverse, inclusive, equitable society that values the worth of all humans, and strives to empower students to become agents for positive change in their personal and professional lives.

Community Collaboration and Service:  Students learn to value and respect the knowledge and expertise that exists within local, regional, and global communities, and are urged to engage diverse perspectives and experiences in forging practical and innovative solutions.  The College members support collaborative University-community partnerships built on responsiveness and reciprocity, and work to advance and disseminate new knowledge and best practices through research and creative endeavors.

To support this mission, the faculty of the college of Professional Studies subscribe to the highest academic, research, and ethical standards for themselves and their students. When possible, we seek national accreditation for each discipline specific accrediting agencies.  Our education programs are currently NCATE accredited and we have applied for continued accreditation through CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation).  In addition, individual content-area programs are nationally recognized for being high-quality through:  ACEI, ACTFL, AMLE, CEC, NAEYC, NCTE, NSTA, and TESOL.

Academic Renewal Option

The College of Professional Studies participates in the Academic Renewal Option for eligible students returning to PFW after an absence of five or more years.  See an advisor in the College of Professional Studies advising office for details.

Academic Programs

School of Education

Majors

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle School Generalist
  • Secondary Education

Minor

  • Mild Intervention (Special Education)

The School of Education programs have earned professional accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Major

  • Hospitality Management

            Minors

  • Hotel and Resort Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Tourism and Destination Management

Department of Human Services

Major

  • Human Services

Minor

  • Human Services

          Concentrations

  • Administration
  • Disabilities and Special Needs
  • Diversity
  • Family
  • Health
  • Human Behavior
  • Justice
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Substance Abuse

Department of Public Policy

Major

  • Public Affairs

Minors

  • Criminal Justice
  • Public Affairs

          Concentrations

  • Criminal Justice
  • Healthcare Management

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