Fall 2020 Welcome

Fall 2020 is unlike any other. Please read this important welcome message from Dean Crawley and explore the resources available to you at the College of Education and Professional Studies.

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Dean William Crawley

Whether you are a returning College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) student or are joining UWF for the first time, we are so glad you are here. Welcome.

We are all facing uncertainty as a result of the challenges that COVID-19 presents, and we want to assure you that the College of Education and Professionals studies is prepared. CEPS has taken steps to ensure that our students receive flexible course offerings that maintain the student-centric focus that has always been a hallmark of our College. 

CEPS leaders have held individual conversations with every faculty member to understand how each course might best be delivered in the current climate. We have reordered course sequencing as necessary and diversified course offerings with an eye toward creativity and flexibility. We have also reviewed feedback from a diverse set of students to better understand the challenges of this new learning environment and how we might best respond to our students’ needs. Please feel free to reach out to us at cepsdean@uwf.edu at any time if you have questions, concerns or feedback that you feel is not being adequately addressed. 

We enjoy a strong culture of mentoring in the College. Students have a faculty mentor, a professional advising mentor, and are given the option of a peer mentor through our partnership with Mentor Collective. Please connect with your academic advisor; advising is a point of pride at CEPS. Our academic advisors are passionate and caring, and if they don’t have an answer to your questions, they will connect you with someone who does.

We encourage our students to partake in hands-on learning experiences through internships, field work, classroom activities and our Emerge Scholars Program.

Please explore what we have to offer, and feel free to call us, email us, or connect with us on social media. Welcome to the College of Education and Professional Studies! 


CEPS Advising cares deeply about your success at UWF. Reach out to your advisor early! See the list of our advisors and the majors they are responsible for.

List of Advisors


Emerge Scholars partake in high-impact learning practices such as study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, and more. Build your portfolio and graduate with distinction.


Charting Your Course: Graduate in Four Years

The Four Year Navigation Charts for Student Success were developed by the Collge of Education and Professional Studies at UWF. The navigation charts examine available student resources and opportunities for engagement offered by the College and University. Below you will find a PDF with a timeline and available resources for each one of your years at UWF.

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Freshmen: Anchor In

First year? View the Freshmen Navigation Chart to reach the shore in 4.

Freshmen Navigation PDF
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Sophomore: Explore

Begin to explore your sophomore year. View the Sophomore Navigation Chart for resources and timeline.

Sophomore Navigation PDF
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Junior: Make Waves

Juniors make waves. View the Junior Navigation Chart to stay on track to graduate.

Junior Navigation PDF
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Senior: Set Sail

You're a senior. View the Senior Navigation Chart, and get ready to set sail!

Senior Navigation PDF