2021-2022 Catalog

School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts

Faculty

Eric Cummings, Ph.D., Dean
Marjorie S. Anderson, Ph.D.
Lee D. Austin, M.A.
C. Rick Bell, M.A.E.
Rachael C. Bible, Ph.D.
Sean B. Bortz, M.S.Ed.
Christopher S. Byrd, M.A.
Mark R. Cheathem, Ph.D.
K. Charles Collier, Ed.D.
Anna M. Davis, M.A.
Matthew W. Espenshade, M.S.
Peg R. Fredi, M.A.
Sandee L. Gertz, M.F.A.
Kent J. Hallman, Ph.D.
Stuart E. Harris, D.A.
Sara E. Hays, Ph.D.
Fred E. Heifner, Th.D.
Sheridan W. S. Henson, Ed.D.
Natalie R. Inman, Ph.D.
Jaclyn K. Jennings, M.A.
Wyatt V. Keener, M.A.
Brian Q. Kilian, D.M.A.
Suzann B. Lafferty, M.S.
Jenny L. Mason, Ph.D.
C. William McKee, Ed.D.
Larry T. Menefee, Ph.D.
Tara M. Mielnik, Ph.D.
Kerry A. Moore, M.F.A.
Roshanda S. Odom, Ed.D.
Barbara N. Parker, Ed.S.
Janet M. Parker, Ed.D.
A. Wayne Ray, III, M.M.E.
Michael C. Rex, Ph.D.
J. Michael Ripski, D.Min.
Ted C. Rose, M.F.A.
Sandra H. Smith, Ed.D.
Cyndy Stone Allen, Ed.D.
Summer B. Vertrees, M.A.
George L. Walker, D.A.
Andrew W. Wiley, Ph.D.
Jessica B. Worthington, Ph.D.

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts is to support and develop the overall mission of the University; specifically to encourage artistic expression, understanding of the human experience throughout history, and development of practical and philosophical talents for personal, professional, and educational growth over an entire lifetime. (Revised 2/20/2015)
The School of Humanities Education and the Arts offers the Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice (AA in CJ), Associate of Arts in Education (AA in Ed.), Associate of Arts in English (AA in Eng.), Associate of Arts in History (AA in His.), Associate of Arts in Music (AA in Mus.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.), Master of Arts in Education (MAE), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Master of Education (MEd), Master of Arts (MA), and the Master of Public Service Management (MSP) degrees.

Majors

Associate of Arts (AA)
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice (AA in CJ)
Associate of Arts in Education (AA in Ed)
Associate of Arts in English (AA in Eng.)
Associate of Arts in History (AA in His.)
Associate of Arts in Music (AA in Mus.)

Art & Design (BFA)
Art & Design with Teacher Licensure (K-12) (BFA)
Child Growth & Learning (BS)
Creative & Imaginative Writing (BA)
Criminal Justice (BA)
     Criminal Justice
     Criminal Justice with Declared Minor
     Criminal Justice with Law Enforcement Academy
English (BA)
General Studies (BA)
History (BA)
     General History
     Public History
Humanities & Social Science (BA)
Interdisciplinary Studies - Individualized Major (BA)
Music (B.Mus.)
     General Music
     Music Education - Instrumental
     Music Education - Vocal
     Music Performance - Instrumental
     Music Performance - Vocal
Music Theatre (BA)
Kinesiology (BS)
Physical Education and Athletic Coaching (BS)
Psychology (BS)
Secondary Education (must be taken with content area)
Special Education (BS)
     Comprehensive K-12
     Early Childhood PreK-3
     Interventionist K-8
     Interventionist 6-12
Theatre (BA)

Master of Arts in Education (MAE)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
     Early Childhood Education
     Elementary Education
     English Language Learners
     Physical Education and Sports (Initial licensure)
     Secondary Education
     Special Education
Master of Education (MEd)
     Instructional Leadership
     Reading Specialist
     Physical Education and Sports (Non-licensure)
Master of Public Service Management (MSP)
Fine Arts (MA)
     Music
     Theatre and Dramatic Arts
     Studio Art

Minors

Anthropology
Athletic Coaching
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Digital Photography
English
Film Studies
Geography
Graphic Design
Health
History
Humanities & Social Sciences
Philosophy and Religion
Physical Education
Psychology
Sociology
Theatre