Dean - April Massey, Ph.D.
Associate Dean Academic Affairs - Lena Walton, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Students - James Maiden, Ph.D.
Office Manager - Ms. Wilma Thompson
Receptionist - Mr. Terry D. Best
Division of Education, Health, and Social Work
|Elementary Education||MA Early Childhood Education||MA Adult Education|
|Early Childhood Education||MS Speech-Language Pathology||Graduate Cert Adult Education|
|Special Education||MA Rehabilitation Counseling|
|Social Work||MS Counseling|
|Master of Arts in Teaching|
Welcome to the Division of Education, Health, and Social Work. The programs in our division are mission driven and focus on serving the larger community. Our goal is to prepare practitioners who will be leaders in their respective fields and agents of change in both our local and global communities.
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 developing close working relationships with advisors and instructors. Faculties 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. 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.
This year, we are launching 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.
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 Metropolitan Area that prepares students to meet adult education credentialing and licensure requirements. Contact us to learn about our upcoming Summer Institute.
Our programs in Social work, Speech Language and Pathology, and Counseling 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. Students enrolled in the Social Work program are engaged in research opportunities, service learning experiences, social justice actions, and other outreach activities. This provides them a chance to appreciate the diversity and lived experiences of individuals and families across the District of Columbia and other urban areas. I encourage you to explore the wonderful programs we have to offer, and contact us for more information.
Amy M. Williamson, Ed.D.
Division Chair, Education, Health, and Social Work