The College of Education and Human Service Professions (CEHSP) engages with the UMD campus and broader community through our research, teaching, learning, and commitment to the advancement of the human service professions. We're dedicated to preparing highly qualified teachers and leaders for industry, education, community agencies, and government.
In addition to five academic departments: Applied Human Sciences; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Education; Psychology; and Social Work, CEHSP is home to five centers that help extend our impact beyond the confines of our campus to the larger Twin Ports community and beyond.
The Department of Applied Human Sciences
Quality of life and healthy outcomes are at the core of what you support by giving to the Department of Applied Human Sciences (AHS). Our graduates make a difference in the lives of clients in fitness and physical rehabilitation centers; promote health and well-being for individuals, families, and communities in Minnesota and around the globe; educate youth in school settings through physical and health education; and inspire whole new generations of people to engage with nature in sustainable ways. When giving to AHS, you don't just change the life of a single student or department. You change the lives of every client, patient, student, and community member that our alumni serve for decades to come.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
The academic and clinical faculty of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers excellence in academics and provides comprehensive clinical services in speech language pathology and audiology to Duluth and the surrounding region. Donations provide general support for the department and scholarships.
The Department of Education
The Department of Education is learner-sensitive and prepares teacher candidates to step into a classroom fully prepared to meet the needs of today’s students. Faculty help our future educators gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to contribute to a better society. Donations help to fund student scholarships and support our student education programs
The Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. The department has affiliations with dozens of service providers, institutions and agencies in the Duluth area that allow us to provide vital community services and valuable internships for students. Our outstanding faculty members have won campus and college awards for outstanding teaching, research, advising, and service.
The Department of Social Work
The mission of the Department of Social Work at the University of Minnesota Duluth is to promote human well being and advance social justice through teaching, research, and service. The department’s curriculum is informed by Indigenous perspectives. Its bachelor and master of social work programs are among few in the country to emphasize social work practice with American Indians.
The UMD Department of Social Work houses The Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies (CRTCWS), which is recognized as a national leader in improving American Indian child welfare practice. Students interested in child welfare have the opportunity to learn from experts at CRTCWS and work with American Indian families
The American Indian Learning Resource Center
The American Indian Learning Resource Center exists to enrich the cultural, academic, supportive, and social environment of the UMD campus. Our mission is to increase the recruitment and retention of American Indian and Alaskan Native students, while promoting a more culturally diverse campus environment. Working in conjunction with UMD staff, the AILRC provides supportive services to empower and aid in the success of our students and to enhance their educational experience. The American Indian/Alaskan Native Community Volunteer Scholarship supports students who have committed to volunteering with American Indian/Alaskan Native populations.
The Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center offers a variety of programs and innovative educational opportunities, including internships, activities for K-12 students and public recreation opportunities.
The center gives UMD students the structure and opportunity to translate academic learning into practice. It provides a living laboratory for students to apply the skills and knowledge they’re learning in the classroom. Your donations support the critical work of exploring the interrelationship between our environment, society, and the economy while removing barriers to programming and opening nature to all.
Center for Environmental Education
The Center for Environmental Education is dedicated to facilitating leadership and educational experiences that foster environmental sustainability through outdoor and environmental education. Our vision is to be a leader in education for sustainability by serving as a catalyst for collaboration among campus departments and community organizations. We sponsor educational opportunities, facilitate outreach and civic engagement opportunities, and encourage research in environmental sustainability.
The UMD Children’s Place
UMD Children’s Place is founded in the belief of the critical importance of the first years of life and the need to embrace the diversity of our world today. The mission of UMD Children’s Place is to provide quality, nurturing care of children while their families are at work or study and to provide interdisciplinary educational opportunities for UMD students in order to enhance their classroom learning with practical experiences. UMD Children's Place strives to honor, support and celebrate the diversity of its children, families and staff. Diversity is interpreted in the broadest sense and includes race, language, faith background, family structure, sexual orientation, physical ability and economic status.
The Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
The Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is a teaching clinic for students pursuing degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Under the supervision of CSD Faculty who are certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health, student interns provide speech-language-hearing service to clients. Your donations support the mission of the clinic and ensure clients receive the necessary services.
Preschool at the Park
The UMD Preschool at the Park is committed to providing high quality and play based early childhood care to young children 3 to 5 years old. UMD Preschool at the Park is designed to be a model program that continually evolves to meet the shifting intellectual/emotional needs of parents and their children. Its goal is to provide quality, innovative preschool experiences that are play-based, student-centered, and keyed to the environmental and cultural needs of the Twin Ports area. Our UMD students receive unique educational experiences, offering alternative pedagogical theories and practices to encourage critically reflective learners and practitioners. In addition, UMD Preschool at the Park contributes to the UMD mission of outreach and public service by providing an inclusive program to serve the greater Duluth area in addition to the UMD community.
The Ruth A. Myers Center for Indigenous Education
The Ruth A. Myers Center for Indigenous Education develops and facilitates quality educational experiences and services for those working in public service in schools, education, and other agencies serving American Indian people. The Center also supports cohorts of American Indian students, who are instructed around an Ojibwe worldview. The philosophy, coursework, and course projects are related to the health, well-being, history, culture, and education of Native peoples. The Ruth Myers Professorship in American Indian Education supports the advancement of American Indian Education throughout the state.