The mission of the School of Education, Health and Human Services is to prepare students to enter helping and service professions that address the well-being, development, and support of individuals and families across the lifespan. A comprehensive program of teaching, research, and service provides the foundation for the work of the faculty in the departments that comprise the School of Education, Health and Human Services.
The School of Education, Health and Human Services includes the following units: Education, Child and Family Studies Department; Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department; Social Work Department; and the Military Science Department.
Dr. Tanya Smith Brice, Dean
Dr. David Whaley, Associate Dean
Education, Child and Family Studies
Dr. Rachelle Washington, Chair and Director of Teacher Education
Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Dr. Paula Shelby, Chair
Dr. Victoria Winbush, Chair
Major (Ret) Keith Bailey, ROTC Coordinator
The School of Education, Health and Human Services at Benedict College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs at Benedict College. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel. The Benedict College Teacher Education program is approved by the South Carolina Board of Education to offer teacher education degrees in the following three areas and grade levels: Art Education (PK-12), Early Childhood Education (PK -3), and Elementary Education (2-6). Benedict College is in full compliance with section 207 of Title II of the Higher Education Act and reports each year on the performance of program completers on the required certification examinations and performance assessments. All Benedict College teacher education program completers are required to pass all certification examinations for program completion.
The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education to offer the Bachelor of Social Work degree. The Recreation and Leisure Services program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT).