Dr. Patricia Shoemaker, Dean
Dr. Frances Steigerwald, Associate Dean
Peters Hall A121, (540) 831-5439
The College of Education and Human Development provides programs designed to prepare students for areas of specialization that include teaching and administration in elementary, middle and secondary schools; reading; curriculum and instruction; school and clinical mental health counseling; and special education. Students may select from a wide range of program options at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Many of these options lead to professional licensure. Through programs emphasizing academic excellence, the college is committed to the development of knowledgeable, thoughtful, skillful and caring professionals who think critically and synthesize experience as effective practitioners, leaders and innovators.
Students in the College of Education and Human Development work closely with highly competent faculty dedicated to teaching, providing service and promoting academic excellence at Radford University.
The College of Education and Human Development includes the Department of Counseling and Human Development, the Department of Exercise, Sport and Health Education, the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the School of Teacher Education and Leadership.
Individuals who are seeking to become a licensed teacher must apply to the Teacher Education Program through the Field Experience Office in Peters Hall A104, (540) 831-5277.
Programs which prepare individuals to work in school settings are approved by the Virginia Board of Education and are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.