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College Of Education And Human Development

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Dean's Welcome


Dear Tigers,

Welcome to the Jackson State University College of Education and Human Development (CEHD)! Whether you are a new, returning, on campus, or fully online student you are an important part of our Jackson State University family. I am privileged to serve as your Interim Dean and I look forward to supporting you in your educational endeavors.

The CEHD has something for everyone. As stated in our mission, “We are a vibrant, thriving teaching and learning community, that promotes equity, justice, and excellence in diverse urban settings.” The college prepares educators, counselors, health and recreation professionals, and workforce leaders. In addition to our undergraduate and graduate programs, we have a variety of professional centers such as the Center for Teacher Quality, Lottie Thornton Early Childhood Center, Mississippi Urban Research Center, Counseling and Statistics Laboratory, and the Center for Professional Development, each designed to address community needs and support CEHD student growth and development.

As you embark on this educational journey, I encourage you to take full advantage of all that the CEHD has to offer. Get to know our dedicated faculty and staff, seek out service- learning opportunities and internships, examine our honor societies, and commit to excellence in your chosen field of study. Feel free to contact our office at 601-979-2433 if you have questions and we will direct you to the appropriate staff person. I look forward to seeing you in the CEHD where we prepare you to be “Ready, Day 1!”

With Tiger Pride, 

Tony Latiker
Tony Latiker, Ed.D.
Interim Dean, CEHD


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Our college is committed to preparing future educators, counselors, and leaders who are dedicated to making a positive impact on the world.

We offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs that provide students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to succeed in their chosen field. Our faculty are experienced professionals who are passionate about teaching and mentorship, and who are actively engaged in research that informs and improves their work in the classroom.

In addition to our academic programs, we offer a variety of resources and support services to help students succeed. Our Center for Student Success provides academic advising, tutoring, and other services designed to help students achieve their academic goals. We also offer a number of experiential learning opportunities, such as student teaching, internships, and service learning, that allow students to gain hands-on experience in their field.

At the College of Education and Human Development, we believe that education is the key to creating a better world. Whether you are interested in teaching, counseling, leadership, or any other field related to education and human development, we are here to help you achieve your goals and make a difference in the world.

Our Vision

The vision of the College of Education and Human Development is to be the premier Urban institution of choice within the state of Mississippi, the region, and the nation for the preparation of teachers, counselors and mental health professionals, professional development specialists, school leaders, and other school related professional practitioners with the latest in technology, best practices and as responsive educators with adaptive expertise.

We are also proud of our designation as a provider institution and partner with the U.S. PREP National Center for Educator Preparation Transformation.

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College Of Education And Human Development


College of Education and Human Development
1400 John R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217-0280

Phone: 601.979.2433

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