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415 Carlotta and Dennis Pawley Hall (248) 370-3050
Fax: (248) 370-4202
School Website: oakland.edu/sehs/
Dean: Louis B. Gallien
Associate Dean: Mary T. Stein
Office of the Dean: Judeen Bardos, assistant director PSA/Urban Partnerships; Jennifer Bellini, adviser; Andreea Bordeianu, adviser, OU at Macomb; Barbara B. Campbell, coordinator, Educational Resource Laboratory; Pamela Day, assistant dean; Richard DeMent, information technology specialist; Patrick Faircloth, SEHS Counseling Center coordinator; Helen Gauntt, coordinator, field placements; Sherrill M. Karppinen, director, field placements; Pam Kellett, Director of operations, OU at Macomb; Julianne Leigh, director of budget, OU at Macomb, and director, Pawley Institute; Donna Malaski, adviser; Nichole Moninger, Director of Teacher Education Advising Services; Marvella Ramsey, business manager/compliance officer PSA/Urban Partnerships; Lisa A. Reeves, executive director, professional development; Linda Robak, director, professional development; David Secord, coordinator, field placements; Mildred Taylor, director PSA/Urban Partnerships; June Wuopio, administrative coordinator PSA/Urban Partnerships
Adult Career Counseling Center: Department of Counseling, Luellen Ramey, director
Ken Morris Center for the Study of Labor and Work: Michael P. Long, program director
Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education: Julie Ricks-Doneen, faculty director, Department of Human Development and Child Studies; Carol Swift, chair
Michigan Reading Recovery Center: Department of Reading and Language Arts, Mary Lose, director
Oakland University Center for Autism Research, Education, and Support (OUCARES): Carol Swift, chair
School of Education and Human Services Counseling Center: Department of Counseling, Lisa Hawley, chair; Luellen Ramey, director; Patrick Faircloth, coordinator
School of Education and Human Services Reading Clinic: Department of Reading and Language Arts, James Cipielewski, chair
The School of Education and Human Services offers programs designed to prepare students for careers in teaching and related human service activities. The programs include a Bachelor of Science in elementary education, a five-year secondary education program leading to teaching certification for selected majors, and a Bachelor of Science in human resource development. Minors in human resource development, training and development, applied leadership skills and in labor and employment studies are also available. Students considering a major in elementary education should consult the Admissions section of this catalog for specific preparation requirements.
The School of Education and Human Services also offers programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in reading, counseling, early childhood education and educational leadership, the Education Specialist in school administration, the Master of Arts in counseling, the Master of Arts in Teaching in reading and language arts, the Master of Arts in Teaching in elementary or secondary education the Master of Education in five areas: early childhood, educational studies, educational leadership, teacher leadership, and special education and the Master of Training and Development. For information on these programs, see the Oakland University Graduate Catalog.
Adult Career Counseling Center
Located within the SEHS Counseling Center is the Adult Career Counseling Center (ACCC), which provide services for adults from the community who seek guidance in examining career possibilities. The ACCC provides computer-assisted career guidance, individual career counseling and referral services at no charge. The ACCC is located in Room 250A Pawley Hall. Graduate students in the counseling program have an opportunity to work in the ACCC as graduate assistants or practicum counselors. The ACCC can be reached at (248) 370-3092 and oakland.edu/sehs/accc/.
The School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) Advising Office, 363 Pawley Hall, (248) 370-4182 is responsible for providing academic advising and career counseling for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students in the Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education, secondary teacher education program (STEP), and Master of Arts in Teaching with elementary or secondary certification. The HRD Advising Office at 435B/430C Pawley Hall, (248) 370-3066, is responsible for providing academic advising and career counseling for students in the Bachelor of Science degree program in Human Resource Development.
Educational Resources Laboratory
The Educational Resources Laboratory, 350 Pawley Hall, (248) 370-2485, provides support for the academic, research and development activities of the School of Education and Human Services. Patrons are provided with a functional setting for the examination, study, research, development, production and evaluation of instructional materials and technologies. Workshops, seminars and consultation services in instructional technology and research strategies are available.
Field Placements and Internships
The Office of School and Field Services, 385 Pawley Hall, (248) 370-3060, oakland.edu/oakland/ouportal/index.asp?site=55), is responsible for the placement of pre-service field students and interns in elementary, secondary, art and music education.
Ken Morris Center for the Study of Labor and Work
The Ken Morris Center for the Study of Labor and Work, 495C Pawley Hall, (248) 370-3124, provides teaching, research, consultation and public service activities for labor organizations and their members. It coordinates the Minor in Employment Systems and Standards and oversees other credit and non-credit courses, primarily for adult working students who are active in unions. Courses, conferences, residential-institutes and special lectures and training, taught at on- and off-campus locations, are offered on topics related to work, the needs of working people and labor organizations, and other areas of special concern to union members, leaders and staff.
Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education
The Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education, (248) 370-4100, provides year-round programs for young children, toddlers through kindergarten-age. The center is a research and training facility for students and faculty concerned about child growth and development.
Michigan Reading Recovery Center
The Michigan Reading Recovery Center, 228 Pawley Hall, (248) 370-3057, coordinates a cooperative program with more than 100 school districts across Michigan to provide short term early literacy intervention services for first grade children having extreme difficulty learning to read and write. Most children served by Reading Recovery® make accelerated progress and meet grade level expectations in reading and writing after 12 to 20 weeks of daily, individual 30 minute lessons. The Oakland University center supervises the initial training and ongoing professional development of Reading Recovery teachers and works with Michigan school districts to plan for and implement this early intervention program.
Oakland University Center for Autism Research, Education and Support
OUCARES integrates academic course work, knowledge and research with hands-on work in the community to prepare professionals to be leaders in the autism community. Through these academic and service programs, Oakland University also provides supportive individual and family programs. OUCARES, housed in the Schools of Education and Human Services, encourages the exchange of ideas relating to the education and support of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as provides services and support needed to improve daily living. Call (248) 370-2424 for more information.
Professional Development and Education Outreach
The Professional Development Office, 373 Pawley Hall, (248) 370-3033 or oakland.edu/pd, coordinates off-campus courses, certificate, distance/on-line learning, and other programs for teachers, school administrators, counselors, career changers, human resource personnel, workforce development specialist and training and development professionals. As an outreach unit of the School of Education and Human Services, the office creates partnerships with organizations desiring university credit or continuing education units for staff development programs.
Professional development staff also provides consulting services, staff training and training materials in career development and leadership for career development personnel working in agencies, business and industry, government and education.
School of Education and Human Services Counseling Center
The School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) Counseling Center offers no cost counseling to Oakland University students and the general public.
The SEHS Counseling Center works with individual adults, adolescents, and children, as well as couples, families and groups. Counseling is provided for a wide variety of daily living issues, such as anxiety, stress, grief and loss, time management, life transitions, relationship issues and behavioral issues, to name a few. The SEHS Counseling Center is equipped with career assessments to aid those in their career exploration, educational goals and job search.
All sessions are conducted by a closely supervised masters or doctoral level counselor near the end of his or her training. Sessions are professional, ethical and confidential. Clients are assigned to counselors on a semester long time period. The center is open Monday through Saturday year-round, with the exception of university breaks. There are three ways to register for an appointment: by phone, call (248) 370-2633; in person, go to 250 Pawley Hall (second level) or register online at oakland.edu/sehs/cc.
School of Education and Human Services Reading Clinic
The School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) Reading Clinic, 204 Pawley Hall, (248) 370-3054, offers tutorial and small group instruction for children in grades 1 to 12 to help overcome reading difficulties. Clinics are offered several times each year and are staffed by experienced teachers completing the practicum phase of their master’s degrees in reading and language arts. Oakland University faculty supervises each clinic. Instruction typically focuses on comprehension, word recognition (including phonics), writing, literature, study skills, and oral language.