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Division of Education, Health, and Social Work
Dr. Amy M. Williamson , Division Chair (Bldg 52, Rm 306A)
 202.274.5660 |  202.274.5589
Mildred Shannon, Office Staff

College Administration
Dean - April Massey, Ph.D.
Associate Dean Academic Affairs - Lena Walton, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Students - TBA
Office Manager Ms. Wilma Thompson
Receptionist Mr. Terry D. Best


Division of Education, Health, and Social Work

Elementary EducationMA Early Childhood EducationMA Adult Education
Early Childhood EducationMS Speech-Language PathologyGraduate Cert Adult Education
Special EducationMA Rehabilitation Counseling 
Social WorkMS Counseling 

Dr. Amy WilliamsonWelcome to the Division of Education, Health, and Social Work. On behalf of the faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you to our webpage. I encourage you to explore the wonderful programs we have to offer, and contact us for more information.

Our division is comprised of a number of accredited degree and certification programs, designed with community needs in mind. The class sizes in our Division offer our students the opportunity and advantage of getting to know advisors and instructors personally. Faculty in each of our programs are dedicated to providing quality teaching and clinical experiences for students that will prepare them for the 21st century workforce and produce agents of change in an inequitable world. Curriculum in each program has been carefully crafted to reflect national and local trends, and to promote sound judgement and decision making in a professional environment.

The Division of Education, Health and Social Work looks forward to an exciting year. This year, we are reviving our science education concentration at the graduate level. Our education programs are continuing to evolve to prepare tomorrow’s teachers as they enter the challenging field of teaching. The University strives to create stronger community and school partnerships that provide beneficial learning opportunities, bridging the gaps that currently exist in student achievement, educational access, and resources. We believe education should be the great equalizer. Is education your calling? Contact our Division office today to find out the many programs we have to offer.

Our certificate program in Adult Education is designed to prepare educators (mentors, facilitators, and coaches) to teach diverse adult populations in various contexts, and to meet OSSE certification requirements for state licensure in adult education. It continues to be the only State-approved program in the Washington metropolis that prepares students to meet adult education credentialing and licensure requirements. Contact us to learn about our upcoming Summer Institute.

We also offer programs in Social work, Speech Language and Pathology, and Counseling that continue to be nationally recognized, strengthening our learners’ potential impact on the students and communities they will serve. With campus clinics for Speech Pathology and Counseling, UDC students have the unique opportunity to gain real-world experiences that will better prepare them for life after graduation. If you are interested in programs in Social Work, Counseling, or Speech Pathology, please contact our Division office today to learn more.

If I, or anyone on our staff, can be of assistance in your educational journey, please let me know.

Amy M. Williamson, Ed.D.
Division Chair, Education, Health, and Social Work