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Changing Lives

The College of Education, Health & Public Policy (CEHPP) works together to better the quality of life through health services, education and social work.

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<p>A DSU student learns how pet therapy can reduce stress and anxiety. Such information was shared as part of the National Public Health Week activities in the MLK Jr. Student Center on April 5.</p>
National Public Health Week Celebrated at MLK Student Ctr

DSU Public Health students shared information on how to reduce stress, anxiety and depression as part of National Public Health Week.

<p>The first-place research poster winning team: (l-r) Lydia Sampson of Lewes, Del., Reginald Carter of Marydel, Md.; John Koroma from Sierra Leone, West Africa, and Tiffany Francis of Middletown, Del. All are senior Public Health majors at DSU.</p>
Public Health Student at 1st Place in Poster Competition

A team of Public Health seniors took first-place in a mental health poster presentation in Nashville, Tenn.

<p>DSU President Harry L. Williams shakes hands with Red Clay School District Superintendent Merv Daugherty after signing an agreement to offer IT courses to high school students at <a href="mailto:DSU@Wilmington">DSU@Wilmington</a>.</p>
DSU@Wilmington, Red Clay School District Sign Agreement

Delaware State University and the Red Clay School District in Greater Wilmington, Del. today signed an agreement that will open the door for high school students of that district to take upper level computer science classes at the DSU@Wilmington facility on Kirkwood Highway.

<p>DSU, Commencement</p>
2016 Dec. Commencement -- Article and Photo Slideshow

Gov. Jack Markell congratulates Adam Cardenas on his completion of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, while David Turner (l)  chairman of the DSU Board of Trustees, and DSU President Harry L. Williams look on. Earlier in the Commencement, Gov. Markell was presented an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from DSU.

<p>Graduates at Commencement</p>
130th Commencement

The 130th DSU Commencement is on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10 am in Alumni Stadium


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Nationally Accredited

Nationally Accredited Programs

Undergraduate programs in Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level and Physical Education, and graduate programs in Educational Leadership, are nationally recognized through the NCATE/CAEP accreditation process.

Nursing Students Recognized in Press Ganey


Press Ganey is a national provider of surveys to health care providers. In a recent survey completed at one of our placement sites, DSU nursing students were specifically recognized for being responsible for a great patient experience.

100% Job Placement for Middle Level Graduates


Since May 2012, students who graduate from the Middle-Level Education program have experienced a 100% job placement rate. Graduates have been placed at schools in Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland and Texas!

Departments & Majors

The College of Education, Health & Public Policy (CEHPP) is home to four academic departments offering eight bachelor’s, two master’s and one doctoral degree program. Students are prepared as capable and productive leaders within the disciplines of education, social work and health-related professions.

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Research & Capabilities

CEHPP research involves projects that address issues in professional fields relating to education, social work and health-related sciences.

Educational Research

Educational Research

Projects within the field of education discuss using language as a learning tool, providing quality STEM learning opportunities, and how scientific reasoning, learning and education shape our lives.

Community Health Initiatives

Community Health Initiatives

These programs target behaviors including physical activity, smoking and nutrition through a community-based approach to positive health change.

Social Work and Our Community

These programs take a new approach to social topics such as family, community, culture and financial health.

Student Opportunities

Each program within the CEHPP requires students to gain hands-on experience within their program of study, providing the opportunity to apply theory to practice and use those skills to enhance their knowledge base.

Diverse Clinical Experiences

Students within CEHPP are required to complete clinical experiences, such as student teaching across the K-12 continuum; assisting social service agencies at the city, state or federal level; or training hands-on with patients, clients or athletes.

Learn more about Clinical Experiences