A History of Excellence
The College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University has been transforming lives for 50 years.
We officially opened our doors under the direction of Dr. Frank W.R. Hubert on September 1, 1969. With 1,307 students, and faculty from across the nation, the college was soon heralded as a premier school for teacher preparation in the nation.
Now the 4th largest college at Texas A&M University with over 6,000 enrolled students, we are not just a school for teachers. We are a school for leaders in not just in education, but also business, sport, health, and government.
Along with our colleagues across campus, we certify the most total teachers of any public institution in Texas*. We are especially focused on producing teachers for high-need areas:
Math & Science
English Language Arts & Reading
*source Texas Education Agency
Educational Administration and Human Resource Development
The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) develops educational leaders and improves practice through teaching, research and service in the areas of public school administration, human resource development, higher education administration, adult education and student affairs administration.
The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) is the largest producer of special and bilingual education teachers in the state of Texas. Students are prepared to become state and national leaders across a variety of disciplines, and high-achieving faculty members use their research to impact the lives of people in Texas and around the country, specifically in the area of child and adult psychology.
Health and Kinesiology
The Department of Health & Kinesiology (HLKN) is comprised of the Divisions of Health Education, Kinesiology, Sport Management and the Physical Education Activity Program. The department has about 3,000 undergraduate and 280 graduate students and is ranked first at Texas A&M University in class count, first in student enrollment and first in department salaries per student. Courses generate over 150,000 weighted student credit hours each year, which ranks third at the University. HLKN is also in the top 40 in one-year and five-year external funding at the university.
Teaching, Learning and Culture
The Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC) encompasses students, faculty and staff whose efforts and interests center on the many different aspects of academics, teaching and school education. TLAC’s mission is to prepare educators and researchers to build inclusive democratic communities in schools and society through critical and reflective research, teaching and service.