College of Education & Professional Studies (CEPS)

Welcome to the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of West Florida. We offer programs that prepare our students to tackle the challenges of the 21st Century by developing important skills that prepare them to enter the workforce or graduate school. Through innovative curriculum and challenging courses taught by high quality faculty and experienced practitioners, we provide our students with the foundation for a successful career.

Department of Research and Advanced Studies
Department of Research and Advanced Studies
The College of Education and Professional Studies Department of Research and Advanced Studies is the information hub for all graduate degree programs offered in the college. Graduate programs are designed to meet the needs of students and to offer a variety of programs, schedules, and assistance. The office staff connects students with appropriate advisors and provides printed information to assist students in making educational and professional decisions.
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice provides students an opportunity to gain knowledge and think critically about crime, criminals, criminal justice and the law. Our faculty members have diverse backgrounds and interests. Our Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty are dedicated teachers and are actively involved in exciting research and service to the community.
Department of Legal Studies, Public Administration, and Sport Management
Department of Legal Studies, Public Administration, and Sport Management
The Department of Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sport Management is comprised of faculty and staff who support the mission of the College of Education and Professional Studies through teaching, scholarly activities, and service. To fulfill this mission, the department focuses on developing synergy between academic innovation and applied development, as well as a strong research agenda to support the preparation of empowered professionals who serve as educational leaders.
Department of Social Work
Department of Social Work
Here at the UWF Department of Social Work we take great pride in our students and the preparation they receive to do great work in the community. The mission of the social work program is to prepare social work practitioners who demonstrate and practice the critical thinking skills, values, ethics, and knowledge delineated by the CSWE guidelines and the NASW Code of Ethics.
Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership
The Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership offers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educational degree programs that prepare graduates to be teachers, principals and educational leaders who make a difference in the lives of those they touch.