School of Education and
Human Services

School of Education and <br> Human Services

Welcome to the School of Education and Human Services 

Jeffrey Lindauer headshotThank you for visiting the School of Education and Human Services website.  We offer nationally recognized programs in education, administration, counseling, and specialized allied health fields which place students on rewarding paths to success in a variety of careers.  Our programs are well-known for their small class sizes and for the personalized attention students receive from expert faculty.  Quality placements in classrooms and organizations throughout the region provide valuable experience which will prepare you for professional roles.  

The School of Education and Human Services houses four departments (Counseling and Human Services, Graduate Education and Leadership, Kinesiology, and Teacher Education) and the Office of Professional Studies, 12 undergraduate majors, 19 graduate programs, and multiple certifications, extensions, and advanced certificates of study.  Many of the graduate programs are offered fully online. In addition, the school houses the Institute for Autism Research and the JUSTICE project.

If you are visiting us from Canada and are interested in fulfilling requirements to teach in Ontario, check out our section on Canadian Teacher Certification.

As you browse, questions may occur to you.  If they are not answered here, please contact the respective Admissions Office or, if you are already a student at Canisius, the Student Advisement Center (undergraduate and transfer students) or your program director (graduate students).  We will be happy to advise and inform you further.

Jeffrey Lindauer, PhD

Mission Statement

The faculty of the School of Education and Human Services (SEHS), in concert with our candidates, school/community partners, alumni, and the community, seek to prepare highly effective, socially committed professionals who value the Jesuit traditions demonstrated through their own cura personalis, work towards social justice, and leadership through service. The mission of the unit is to prepare professionals who possess content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge; use their gifts in the service of others; and demonstrate professionalism and leadership in their field.

Program Listings

Undergraduate Programs

Adolescence Education (Handbook)

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine

Childhood Education (Handbook)

Early Childhood Education (birth-Gr. 2) (Handbook)

Early Childhood/Childhood Dual Degree (Handbook)

Health & Wellness

Human Services

Physical Education (Handbook)

Physical Education / Health Education (Handbook)

Physical Education Sports Studies

Professional & Technical Studies

Special Education/Childhood Education (Gr. 1-6) (Handbook)

Sports Management

Graduate Programs

Initial Certification Programs

Adolescence Education

Childhood Education

Physical Education

Professional Certification Programs

Deaf Education (Handbook)

Differentiated Instruction

Educational Technologies and Emerging Media  – Online (Handbook)

Literacy – Online and On Campus (Handbook)

Physical Education – Online

Special Education

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) – Online

Advanced Certificates

Bilingual Education Extension – Online

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) – Online

Educational Leadership Programs

Educational Leadership – Online & On Campus (Handbook)

School Building Leader Certification – Online & On Campus (Handbook)

School District Leader Certification – Online & On Campus (Handbook)

Counseling Programs

Community Mental Health Counseling (Handbook)

School Counseling (Handbook)

Higher Education Administration Program

College Student Personnel Administration (Handbook)

Sport and Allied Health

Applied Nutrition – Online (Handbook)

Community and School Health – Online (Handbook)

Health and Human Performance – Hybrid

Health Information Technology – Online

Respiratory Care – Online

Sport Administration – Online & On Campus

Learning Goals and Objectives

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Applicants to education programs will be reviewed in accordance with the College’s standards of maintaining CAEP accreditation.