College of Education and Health Sciences


The mission of the College of Education and Health Sciences (EHS) at Bradley University is to prepare leaders within the human service professions. The college provides undergraduate and graduate innovative programs through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and collaboration with interdisciplinary and community-based partnerships. This dynamic learning environment prepares graduates to provide services in a diverse and global society to enhance human resources and to foster life-long learning. Presently, the College provides its students with distinctive professional programs and the support environment that will aid in preparing them for future responsibility and desired leadership roles as counselors, educators, specialists in family and consumer sciences, nurses, physical therapists, other health care specialists, and administrators within these disciplines.

Employing a comprehensive, integrated services model, the College blends the education and health care disciplines in the curriculum and provides collaborative opportunities for students and professionals in teaching, learning, and applied research.

The College strives to make its coursework and experiences relevant by emphasizing strong content knowledge with laboratory practice of professional skills—and ultimately through practical field-based experiences. From the beginning of each student’s program, there is exposure to practicing professionals in the career world. The College faculty and cooperating regional educators and health care personnel share their expertise regarding career problems and rewards, with expectations for professional improvements.

The College prides itself in its student-oriented philosophy, in which there is the belief that each student deserves individual personal attention combined with academic rigor. The College does not expect to prepare a large number of graduates, but instead, a small number of tomorrow’s professional leaders. The faculty expects that its graduates demonstrate high quality professional skills, and the College expresses pride in the identifiable professional attitudes of its graduates.

A change in major could mean meeting new requirements in force at the time of the change as a condition for acceptance into that major. Students whose work has been interrupted for one or more semesters may be held to requirements in effect at the time of their re-enrollment.

General Education Requirements

The following requirements exist for all students, regardless of major field. Courses should be selected in careful consultation with advisors.

  • English Composition
    6 semester hours, including English 101 and a 3-semester-hour 300-level advanced writing course approved by the student’s major department.
  • Communication 103
    3 semester hours
  • Mathematics
    3 semester hours. Every student must demonstrate proficiency in mathematics. Depending upon the major, each student will choose an appropriate course from an approved list.
  • Western Civilization
    3 semester hours
  • Non-Western Civilization
    3 semester hours. Each student must choose one course from an approved list.
  • Human Values
    3 semester hours. Each student must choose one course from an approved list.
  • Fine Arts
    3 semester hours. Each student must choose one course from an approved list.
  • Social Forces and Institutions
    6 semester hours. Courses must be selected from an approved list.
  • Science and Technology
    6 semester hours. Courses must be selected from an approved list of basic science courses and a list of technology related courses.
  • Each general studies course selection must be selected in consultation with the student’s academic advisor.

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.

  • Foreign Language

    One to 3 hours to be approved by departmental Global Scholar Advisor, e.g., one semester in foreign language, proficiency equivalency, immersion course when studying abroad.
  • General Education

    Nine hours of general education 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.

This is the official catalog for the 2015-2016 academic year. This catalog serves as a contract between a student and Bradley University. Should changes in a program of study become necessary prior to the next academic year every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes via the Dean of the College or Chair of the Department concerned, the Registrar's Office, u.Achieve degree audit system, and the Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of the current program and graduation requirements for particular degree programs.