Dr. Howard W. Smith
Phone: (620) 235-4518 Fax: (620) 235-4520
The College of Education sponsors several centers and programs geared to students and the surrounding community. Through these, students can find valuable resources to help them earn their degree and advance their career in Psychology and Counseling.
The mission of the Center for Human Services is to assist individuals, families, professionals, and organizations in the region to improve the human condition. This assistance can be in the form of providing direct services, disseminating relevant information, developing programs through research endeavors, educating constituents and community organizations, and promoting the welfare of individuals by educating the general public with regard to issues that impact the welfare of individuals.
This center is housed in the Department of Teaching and Leadership and provides assistance to schools to improve achievement for all students. Services include programs that provide direct service to students, research on best practices, and workshops to enhance the practice of professional educators.
The mission of the IRC is to provide the resources for the College of Education as they prepare competent, committed, caring professionals, provide service to the various communities of which we are a part, and expand the body of knowledge through research and dissemination activities.
The Kansas Early Career Teacher's Academy provides a seamless system of professional development for beginning teachers in their first three years of experience.