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Welcome from the Dean

 

Dr. Joseph E. Gillespie
Dr. Joseph E. Gillespie
Dean of Division of Education and
Human Services


Thanks for your interest in Neumann University's Division of Education and Human Services,
one of the School's largest and most diverse Divisions.

In this Division you will find:

  • The Undergraduate Program in
    Teacher Education

  • The Graduate Programs in Teacher Education

  • The Department of Pastoral and Theological Studies which comprises:

 

  ~ Graduate Programs in Pastoral Care
     and Counseling

     

      ~ The Undergraduate Program in Theology

  • The Child Development Center


Please take some time to check out the programs and services offered through our Division and of specific interest to you. Perhaps you are interested in beginning college and pursuing a degreein early elementary education (grades PK-4), special education (grades PK-8), or secondary education (grades 7-12). Take a look at the points of difference that distinguish the Neumann University undergraduate program teacher education programs.

Are you an experienced educational professional looking for the opportunity to work on challenges that are relevant to your own professional interests? The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program prepares students to demonstrate the leadership to implement school-based action plans, assess the needs and accomplishments of students and faculty, and participate in curriculum development and evaluation.

Are you interested in a graduate degree in education perhaps to enhance your effectiveness as a classroom teacher? Are you considered the field of education as a career change? Our Master of Science in Education Degree Program with options for certification in several areas may be just the program for you. See what Neumann has to offer.

 

The Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling is an advanced studies degree integrating spiritual perspectives with the practice of clinical counseling and psychotherapy.  It is designed to prepare students to work as counselor educators, supervisors, consultants, mental health advocates, researchers and advanced practitioners in academic and clinical settings. 

Two other unique opportunities are available to you through our Pastoral Care and Counseling Graduate Program. The core of this program is the integration of spirituality and psychology preparing graduates to offer dynamic, holistic forms of healing and guidance. In Pastoral Counseling students are prepared to be licensed clinicians in mental health counseling with a solid blend of the theological and spiritual dimensions. Our Spiritual Direction certificate prepares students, lay or ordained, for the ministry of spiritual direction, assisting people in their faith journey.

The Neumann University Vision Statement reminds us that "our outreach embraces ideals and actions which enhance individuals personally and which have a structural impact on the community, the Church and the global environment." Our Division helps bring alive this vision through our Child Development Center and our Programs for Early Childhood Practitioners.

Neumann is a University that is both Catholic and Franciscan. Our University's Mission Statement tells us, "Knowledge, while valuable in itself, is to be used in the service of others." As you can see, the programs and services of the Division of Education and Human Services meet this call to service and do so in the way St. Francis and St. Clare challenged us to serve - "joyfully, cheerfully, and consistently gracious in the Lord." If I can ever be of service or assist you with questions about any of the program and services that are part of the Division of Education and Human Services please call upon me.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Joseph E. Gillespie
Dean of Division of Education and Human Services

 

 

 

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