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.

Sylvia Fernandez ’88

Sylvia Fernandez ’88

San Antonio, Texas

Sylvia Fernandez, although an Aggie at heart since age 16, received her B.S. from University of Alabama and an M.A. from UTSA. In 1988, she received her Ph.D. from the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at Texas A&M University. She spent 40 years in the educational arena, retiring from the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, as Director of Student Life. Sylvia was a charter member of the CEHD Dean’s Development Council, serving from 1981 to 1992. She has been active in the San Antonio community including the San Antonio Area Foundation, Region 20 Educational Service Center, American Cancer Society, as well as, past chair of the Governor’s Commission for Women. She currently serves on the Texas A&M University Press Advancement Board and has enjoyed spending time at Fernandez Elementary School for the past 25 years. Sylvia has been married to Raul ’59 for 54 years and they have two children, Monica ’84 and Michael ’88; as well as, three grandchildren and four great-grandsons.

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