College of Education and Human Development Statue

Throughout our history we have been charged with transforming and enriching lives through education and health. Created as a school for teachers, we are now a school for leaders.

We offer 21 undergraduate programs and more than 30 graduate programs across multiple emphasis areas.

Educators, sports professionals, business leaders, healthcare professionals. Whatever the industry, our graduates are game-changers. Our graduates transform lives.

We Teach Texas

We are proud to be one of 11 universities in the Texas A&M University System preparing educators for Texas school systems.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the Texas Education Agency reported there were more than 10,000 Aggies working in Texas schools across 738 districts and 213 counties. Thanks to our excellence in teacher preparation, these Aggies will stay in the classrooms long after their peers.

Become a Teacher

Learn about the TAMUS initiative

COVID-19 Updates and Guidance

Our top priority during this time is to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff. Review Texas A&M updates and guidance to learn more.

TAMU Updates & Guidance

We will continue to update information as it comes available.

Departments in the College of Education & Human Development

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EAHR develops educational leaders and improves practice through teaching, research and service.

Educational Psychology Teacher Painting Students

EPSY is home to a variety of interrelated disciplines and degree options focused on human development and well-being in educational and community contexts.


HLKN is the largest academic department at Texas A&M University and generates over 98,000 credit hours and 203,000 (Modified) weighted student credit hours each year.

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TLAC’s mission is to create experiences that advance teaching, research and service through the application of knowledge in the preparation and development of quality educators; placing high value on collaboration, diversity, critical thinking, and creativity.

Staff and Faculty Kudos

If you’ve had a great encounter with a College of Education and Human Development faculty or staff member, tell us about it! Nominate them here.

David W. Gardner ’76

David W. Gardner ’76

Austin, Texas

David recently retired after almost 35 years with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  Following completion of his master’s in Educational Psychology and his doctorate in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University, he began his career as an assistant professor of administration and policy studies at Hofstra University in New York.  In the summer of 1985, he was invited to be a visiting assistant professor at Texas A&M.  During that time, he was offered the position of program director at the Coordinating Board.  He chose to take that opportunity and remain in Texas.

He served in many positions over the next three decades including the last 14 years as Deputy Commissioner for Academic Planning and Policy.  He led the development of the board’s extensive data system as well as the development of the state’s first accountability system and the higher education plans, Closing the Gap and 60x30TX.
David most recently served on the Texas Workforce Commission’s JET Advisory Board, the Foster Children and Education Committee, and the Texas Space Grant Consortium.  He is currently a volunteer college application coach for Breakthrough Austin and is a board member of Education Reach for Texans.

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