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Welcome to Your Future in Education and Human Services

In the College of Education and Human Services, the future is yours to discover through professional experience and real-world opportunities.

Welcome to New Student Orientation

Here’s your official introduction to the College of Education and Human Services.

Jessica Troilo, associate dean for academic affairs in CEHS, shares her virtual welcome with the fall 2020 incoming class.

Welcome to Your Major

Watch an introduction to your degree program.

Child Development and Family Studies

Our hands-on program will prepare you for jobs in nursery schools, child care centers, infant-care and after-school programs, and many other settings. You’ll get real-world experience at the WVU Nursery School and through internships at local agencies and care centers.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders

This pre-professional undergraduate program provides a thorough understanding of the basic processes involved in speech, hearing and language.

Elementary Education

Our program provides 600+ hours of classroom experience before you graduate. You’ll gain a wealth of experience in the local school systems with experienced educators as mentors.

Multidisciplinary Studies

Design your own plan of study by combining three minors, two of which must be offered by the College of Education and Human Services.

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Questions? Ask us!

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Schedule an Appointment

Still have questions about your major or course schedule after your Virtual NSO advising appointment? You can follow up with the adviser for your major:

Interested in discussing admission, scholarship opportunities, etc. with our college recruiter? Schedule an appointment with Brittany Stout via email at

Portrait of Jake Cahn
Research and Innovation Student Profiles | Faculty Profiles

Finding a niche in research

Jake Cahn
Communication Sciences and Disorders, Class of 2019

A summer research experience with Dr. Kimberly Meigh at the Speech Motor Control Lab helped Jake find his niche. He plans to pursue a master’s degree and possibly a PhD, with the goal of working in either academia or a research laboratory.

We Make An Impact

CEHS faculty are engaged in transformative research that impacts the local community, the state of West Virginia and the nation.

Portrait of Matthew Campbell

Math Revolution

Supported by a grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Dr. Matthew Campbell and WVU alumna Joanna Burt-Kinderman are working to expand a mathematics education program throughout five West Virginia counties.

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Portrait of Carla Brigandi

Breaking the Code

Only 1.8 percent of West Virginia public school students are identified as “gifted,” well below the national average of 6 percent, according to the National Association for Gifted Children. But Dr. Carla Brigandi believes that West Virginia’s number is not representative of the talent in our local communities.

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Portrait of Kristin Moilanen

The High Stakes of Family Dynamics

True helicopter parents talk a good game in making their actions all about their children, but according to Dr. Kristen Moilanen, what they’re doing is reaping — and heaping — the rewards for themselves.

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