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.

Karan Wester

Karan Wester

Pflugerville, Texas

Karan was born at Bryan Air Force Base Texas. In her early years, she lived in England where her father was stationed in the US Air Force. After leaving England, at age 4, she lived in various parts of Texas. She attended high school in College Station at A&M Consolidated High School and attended Texas A&M University where she majored in English and minored in Spanish. After leaving A&M, she taught in middle and high school for 4 years and then spent several years as a stay-at-home mom. When her children got older, she returned to teaching and spent most of her teaching career teaching middle school English and Spanish. About 8 years ago, she took a position with Region 13 Education Service Center in Austin, Texas training and supporting individuals seeking teacher certification through the Region 13 Educator Certification Program. She has since moved into a position of senior coordinator for the department and now oversees the teacher, counselor, master reading teacher and paraprofessional certification programs. She has two sons who are both married. One is a policeman with the Texas A&M University Police and the other is a minister in the United Methodist church. She has two wonderful daughters in law. One is a teacher and the other is a marriage and family therapist. She has a two year old granddaughter who is a wonderful joy in her life. Her husband is an electrical engineer with Austin Energy. They live in Pflugerville, Texas.

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