Scholars in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University transform lives by enhancing and fostering equity in educational achievement and health outcomes through research.

Our faculty are engaged in translational research that drives the development of new knowledge, practice and effective policy in their areas of expertise: working in various centers and institutes as well as collaborating with national and international peers across a multitude of disciplines.

By the Numbers

In 2017, principal investigators (PIs), Co-PIs, and Co-Is in the college received over $30.5 million in new external funding including grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, The National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. 

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Annual Funding for 2017: $22,769,643


Full-time Faculty with Funding

Funding Trends

Annual Budget Dollars

Proposals Submitted by CEHD Faculty: 166 Percentage of Tenured/Tenure Track faculty with funding: 6% Books Published by CEHD Faculty: 26


The college’s centers are dedicated to addressing challenges and opportunities within a wide array of research that reflects the diversity of programs and expertise within the college. Through the efforts of these activities, faculty, staff and students are making groundbreaking discoveries in critical areas including:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Educational disparities
  • Aging and longevity
  • Teacher and practitioner preparation
  • Health equity
  • STEM education
  • Inclusion and diversity in sport

View a list of our centers.

Our Departments


The Department of Education Administration and Human Resource Development is committed and actively engaged in research in the areas of adult education, educational leadership and policy, higher education administration and human resource development. Additionally, three faculty are Co-PIs on funded research in other departments totally more than $16 million.

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The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) is engaged in exciting, cutting-edge research in school, home and community settings. With over $8 million in external funding expenditures last year, the department has significant initiatives that examine educational achievement, social support and mental health issues across various ages and demographics. 

View more about research in EPSY.


The Department of Health and Kinesiology contributes to the quality of life of the citizens of the state, nation and world through the creation and dissemination of innovative knowledge in the areas of health education, exercise physiology, motor behavior and neuroscience, sport pedagogy and sport management.

View more about research in HLKN.


The Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture strives to produce quality future educators through research conducted in the areas of teacher preparation and educational achievement particularly in the areas of culture and curriculum, English as a second language, mathematics and science education, reading and language arts, technology and urban education.

View more about research in TLAC.