College of Education and Health Sciences

Vision

The College of Education and Health Sciences at Bradley University will nurture and promote its nationally recognized programs by advancing teaching excellence, innovation, collaboration and scholarship in an ever changing society.

Mission

The mission of the College of Education and Health Sciences at Bradley University is to prepare ethical, effective leaders and life-long learners within the human service professions to promote the wellbeing of all humanity.

College Core Values
The following core values are the philosophical underpinnings of the College's mission and vision. These values and the inherent actions are integral components to the overall functioning of the college.

  • Development of Leadership
  • Commitment to Collaboration
  • Promotion of Innovation
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Commitment to and Celebration of Diversity
  • Promotion of Well-Being

Bradley Core Curriculum Requirements

The Bradley Core Curriculum requires 36 credit hours, comprised of courses taken across eight Areas of Inquiry plus additional Core Practices as follows:
          1. A total of three courses (9 credit hours), comprised of one course from each of the following areas within the Communication Area of Inquiry:

  • Communication (CM)
  • Written Communication 1 (W1) – 1 course
  • Written Communication 2 (W2) – 1 course
  • Oral Communication (OC) – 1 course

    2. A total of seven courses (21 credit hours), comprised of one course from each of the following Areas of Inquiry:

  • Fine Arts (FA)
  • Global Perspectives (GP) one course from World Cultures (WC) or Global Systems (GS)
  • Humanities (HU)
  • Knowledge and Reasoning in the Natural Sciences (NS)
  • Knowledge and Reasoning in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SS)
  • Multidisciplinary Integration (MI)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

    3. A total of two elective courses (6 credit hours) from any two Areas of Inquiry (the two courses cannot be taken from the same Area of Inquiry):

  • Global Perspectives (GP), can be selected from World Cultures (WC) or Global Systems (GS)
  • Humanities (HU)
  • Knowledge and Reasoning in the Natural Sciences (NS)
  • Knowledge and Reasoning in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SS)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

    4. A minimum of two courses or registered experiences designated as Writing Intensive (WI).
    5. A minimum of two courses or registered experiences designated as Integrative Learning (IL) experiences (recommended).
    6. No more than two courses with the same subject prefix can be used to satisfy Area of Inquiry requirements in the Bradley Core Curriculum. This rule does not include the Communications Area of Inquiry.

For a list of courses and registered experiences approved to fill the Bradley Core Curriculum Areas of Inquiry or Core Practices are listed in the All-University Degree Requirements section of this catalog.

Global Scholars

Contact: Dr. Heljä Antola Crowe

Professionals in the fields of education and health sciences are challenged with a complex global reality. Awareness of global developments and cross-cultural competencies are crucial in dealing with differences and learning from people of other cultures.

The Global Scholars Program is designed to prepare professionals for this international state of affairs. The Global Scholars Program (GSP) can be earned in your program in the College of Education and Health Sciences regardless of your major. Your designation as a Global Scholar will assist you in job searches in your profession.

Students majoring in education, health science, nursing, or family and consumer sciences have the unique opportunity to earn the Global Scholar recognition of achievement in global studies. The Global Scholar may be earned with any degree and major offered within the College of Education and Health Sciences; completion entails neither additional expense nor additional time to graduate if planned early in your program at Bradley.

As a Global Scholar you will…

  • demonstrate increased awareness and appreciation of cultural, ethnic, and disciplinary backgrounds.
  • identify and analyze crucial factors in developing global and cross-cultural communication and attending to issues of diversity in your profession.
  • demonstrate greater awareness for global perspectives in communication, collaboration, diversity, and professional networking.
  • collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues and other professionals within one’s own and other cultures.
  • demonstrate aspects of international culture and human behavior.

Global Scholars Program Requirements

Seventeen to 20 semester hours at Bradley University plus international/global campus activities, service activities, and participation in internationally focused seminars.

  • World Language

    One to 3 hours to be approved by departmental Global Scholar Advisor, e.g., one semester in world language, proficiency equivalency, immersion course when studying abroad.
  • Bradley Core Curriculum

    Nine hours of Bradley Core Curriculum courses focused on international, human values orientation to be approved by the departmental Global Scholar Advisor from approved department list.
  • Departmental International/Multicultural Course

    One 3-hour course from the student’s major.
    • ETE 280
    • FCS 338, FCS 433, FCS 438, FCS 406
    • For HS: ENC 370 & 375 (concurrently)
    • ENC 586
    • NUR 333, NUR 533
  • Study Abroad

    Minimum of 4 semester hours earned from study abroad.
  • EHS 300 Professionalism Across Cultures

    Required 1-3 hour course taught by an interdisciplinary team.
  • International/Global Focused Campus Activities

    Twenty hours of activity approved by departmental Global Scholar Advisor. Five of these hours are service related.
  • Focused Seminars

    Participation in two or more internationally focused seminars sponsored by departments or college faculty.

Cooperative Education/Internship Program

The College participates with employers in an optional Cooperative Education/Internship Program. Students either alternate periods of full-time study with full-time employment or have part-time employment while attending classes. The program provides academic- or career-related work experiences. To be eligible, the student must have sophomore standing and a 2.0 minimum overall grade point average at Bradley and in the College of Education and Health Sciences; a nursing student must have senior standing and a 2.5 minimum overall grade point average at Bradley. (See Cooperative Education/Internship in EHS or Cooperative Education in Nursing.)

The University Experience

A one-semester-hour credit course, EHS 120, is available to all new students in the University.

Through discussions and class activities, students are assisted in clarifying personal goals and are familiarized with the University’s procedures, policies, and resources.

EHS 120 The University Experience 1 hr.

Designed to help new students adjust to the University environment. Assists students in gaining an appreciation for higher education, general education, and the value of a Bradley University education.

Professional Teaching Programs

The professional education unit is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Bradley University has teacher education programs approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for the following categories:

Early Childhood With ESL Endorsement (birth to grade 2)

Elementary Education With ESL Endorsement

Middle School Education With ESL Endorsement

  • English/Language Arts
  • General Science
  • Math
  • General Social Studies

High School Education (grades 9-12)

  • English Language Arts
  • Family and Consumer Science—Apparel and Textiles
  • Family and Consumer Science—Living Environments
  • Family and Consumer Science—Nutrition, Wellness, and Hospitality
  • Mathematics
  • Science—Biology
  • Science—Chemistry
  • Science—Physics
  • Social Science—History

Special (K-12)

  • Art Education
  • Music Education

Learning Behavior Specialist I

Graduate Programs

Information on graduate programs is included in the graduate catalog. General inquiries about graduate studies in the College can be made of chairs of degree program departments or the coordinator of graduate studies, the associate dean.

Graduate programs are offered in the following areas:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Leadership in Educational Administration
  • Nonprofits Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling
  • Nursing Administration
  • Nursing Education
  • Physical Therapy

The Department of Teacher Education offers M.A. a degree in curriculum and instruction. The curriculum and instruction major may be designed to include a middle-level endorsement. The department also offers an advanced certificate program at the graduate level with concentration options in:

  • Literacy and Reading
  • Special Education
  • Multidisciplinary Special Education

The Department of Leadership in Education, Nonprofits, and Counseling offers M.A. degrees in leadership in educational administration, nonprofits leadership, and counseling. Individuals not seeking certification may develop a program that fulfills their needs. Graduate-level post-master certificate programs in clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, and in educational administration (Type 75) are available. Please consult the Graduate Catalog for further information.

The Department of Nursing offers the following graduate programs: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Post-Masters Certificate, and combined Bachelor of Science and MSN (BSN/MSN). Programs of study include: DNP Family Nurse Practitioner FNP) (online), DNP Leadership (online), MSN Nursing Administration, MSN Nursing Education, MSN FNP (online), RN to MSN Nursing Administration (online), Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing Education, Post Masters FNP Certificate (online), BSN/MSN Nursing Administration, and BSN/MSN Nursing Education.

For more information concerning the graduate Nursing programs, contact Cindy Brubaker, Department of Nursing Chair.

The Department of Physical Therapy and Health Science offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degree program. Please consult the Graduate Catalog for further information.

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers 500-level courses and a Dietetics Internship Graduate Certificate. Students interested in this certificate must have a completed a bachelor’s degree and have completed all requirements for the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) with a signed verification statement from their university’s respective DPD Director.