School of Education & Human Services

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, who demonstrate professionalism and leadership within their fields, and who use their gifts in the service of others. 

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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Education and Human Services. We offer nationally recognized programs in education, administration, counseling, and specialized allied health fields that prepare students to pursue rewarding and purposeful 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 practical training that prepares students for professional roles.  

The School of Education and Human Services is home to four departments (Counseling and Human Services, Graduate Education and Leadership, Kinesiology, and Teacher Education) and the Office of Professional Studies.  We offer 13 undergraduate majors, 22 graduate programs, and multiple certifications, extensions, and advanced certificates of study. In addition, the school houses the Institute for Autism Research, the JUSTICE Project and the new Center for Urban Education.

As you browse, questions may occur to you. If they are not answered here, please contact our Admissions Office. If you are a student currently enrolled at Canisius, contact the Griff Center for Academic Engagement or your program director. We will be happy to advise and inform you further.

Jeffrey Lindauer, PhD

Dean's Statement on DACA

In light of the uncertainty regarding the status of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, Jeffrey Lindauer, PhD, dean of the School of Education and Human Services, joins the deans of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) and our presidents to support our DACA students.

Read the AJCU Conference on Education statement on DACA here.