College of Education and Health Sciences
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.
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
Six core values comprise the philosophical underpinnings of the College's mission and vision. These values and their inherent actions are integral components to the overall function 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
The College offers 25 undergraduate major programs:
- Apparel Production and Merchandising
- Art Education
- Early Childhood Education*
- Elementary Education*
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education
- Family Life Science
- French Education
- High School Education – Biology
- High School Education – Chemistry
- High School Education – English
- High School Education – History/Social Studies
- High School Education – Mathematics
- High School Education – Physics
- Hospitality Management
- Kinesiology and Health Science
- Middle School Education – English Language Arts*
- Middle School Education – Mathematics*
- Middle School Education – Science*
- Middle School Education – Social Science
- Music Education
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Public Health Education
- Spanish Education
- Special Education (Learning Behavior Specialist 1)*
* w/ESL Endorsement
The College offers 3 undergraduate minor programs:
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Leadership Studies
All majors within the College of Education and Health Sciences are encouraged to participate in the College’s first-year seminar, a 1 semester hour course titled EHS 101: Big Questions in Education and Health Science. EHS 101 is a multidisciplinary, inquiry-based seminar on topics related to education and/or health science, which may vary each time the course is offered. Any EHS major with fewer than 24 credit hours is eligible to enroll in the course. The course may be repeated under different topics for a maximum of 2 credit hours.
Global Scholars Program
In the fields of education and health sciences, awareness of global developments and cross-cultural competencies are crucial for respecting and learning from people of other cultures, whether they are patients, students, clients, or colleagues.
The Global Scholars Program (GSP) is designed to prepare professionals for this international state of affairs. The GSP can be earned by any student in the College of Education and Health Sciences regardless of major. In addition to enriching the college experience, designation as a Global Scholar helps Bradley graduates stand out in job searches.
When planned early in the college experience, completion of the GSP entails neither additional expense nor additional time to graduate.
Global Scholars 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 one's chosen 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
Bradley Global Scholars complete 17 to 20 semester hours at Bradley University and participate in international/global campus activities, service activities, and internationally focused seminars.
World LanguageOne to 3 hours approved by the departmental Global Scholar Advisor (e.g., one semester in world language, proficiency equivalency, or an immersion course when studying abroad).
Bradley Core CurriculumNine hours of Bradley Core Curriculum courses focused on international, human values orientation approved by the departmental Global Scholar Advisor from approved department lists.
Departmental International/Multicultural CourseOne 3-hour course within the student’s major.
- ETE 280
- FCS 271, FCS 300, FCS 402, FCS 438, FCS 510
- HS 338
- NUR 433, NUR 533
Study AbroadMinimum of 4 semester hours earned through a Study Abroad experience.
EHS 300 Professionalism Across CulturesRequired 1 hour course taught by an interdisciplinary team of College Faculty.
International/Globally Focused Campus ActivitiesMinimum of 20 hours of activity approved by the departmental Global Scholar Advisor, five of which are service related.
Focused SeminarsParticipation in 2 or more internationally focused seminars sponsored by departments or college faculty.