Regents Approve Name Change for OSU College of Education to Include Health, Aviation
The OSU/A&M Board of Regents Friday approved changing the name of Oklahoma State University’s College of Education to the College of Education, Health and Aviation. The name change officially takes effect on July 1, 2017.
“In addition to strong teacher preparation and educational leadership programs, we have a growing array of health-related programs as well as aviation and space degrees in our college,” said John Romans, Dean of the College of Education, Health and Aviation.
“The new name represents the breadth of academic programs and research in our college, and provides important visibility to prospective students and other partners,” Romans said.
Along with the name change, the college will reorganize its academic structure, shifting from three to four schools. The new academic units are:
- School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences
- School of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Aviation
- School of Community Health Sciences, Counseling, and Counseling Psychology
- School of Kinesiology, Applied Health, and Recreation
The request for a name change and reorganization followed strategic planning activities with input from faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and other outside constituents.
OSU’s College of Education has expanded its offerings to better serve students, education and industry. Over the last 18 months, it has introduced a Master of Arts in Teaching, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Exercise Science, a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Coaching Science and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN baccalaureate degree program.