Learn More About The College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
The College of Education and Behavioral Sciences prepares students through applied learning opportunities including experiences in classrooms, research laboratories, clinics, our communities, and across the globe.
The mission of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences (CEBS) is to empower individuals to lead and serve through academic and inquiry-based experiences representative of the educational, behavioral, and leadership needs of our diverse and global society. We intend for graduates of our programs to be highly sought-after community leaders in education and behavioral science professions.
CEBS will be the school of choice to actively engage in the study of education, behavioral sciences, and leadership. The College of Education and Behavioral Sciences will also serve as the workplace of choice for WKU faculty and staff.
Our students graduate as empowered professionals, leading and serving in the global workforce.
- Recruit and retain students dedicated to teaching, leading, and serving.
- Enhance the faculty and staff experience through the incorporation of current technologies; replacing outdated and paper-based work processes.
- Expand applied learning opportunities for students focusing on social engagement, social justice, and considerations expected of a diverse community.
- Broaden and strengthen faculty and community engagement in program-specific continuous program improvement practices and alumni needs.
Research in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Research is an important part of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Students and faculty work together to conduct research on a wide variety of topics in laboratories and classrooms. Faculty in CEBS use a variety of methods to investigate questions relevant to counseling, education, leadership, and psychology.
Accredited Programs in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Accreditation by an external agency demonstrates that the program maintains high standards of academic quality and rigor and ensures that graduates achieve the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for their chosen career. Accrediting agencies, which are private educational associations of national or international scope, develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not those criteria are met. Graduates earning credentials from accredited programs can be assured they are adequately prepared for professional practice.
Meet The Dean's Office Staff
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences is led by Dean Dr. Corinne Murphy. The Dean’s Office staff are here to support WKU's students experience.
Gary A. Ransdell Hall
Gary A. Ransdell Hall houses the Office of the Dean CEBS; the department of Administration, Leadership & Research, Counseling Programs, Elementary Education, Middle Grades & Secondary Education, Psychology, School of Teacher Education and Educational Technology.
Green Building Initiative
Ransdell Hall is the first building on campus to be built with LEED certification in mind and achieved the level above what was expected by university officials during construction. Ten years of planning and construction led to the gold-level certification of Ransdell Hall.