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

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College of Education and Human Development

Welcome from the Dean

Welcome from Dr. Joyce Alexander

A Statement from the Dean

Since 2015, I have had the honor to call the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University home. This college is a fantastic place where leading experts, passionate students, and dedicated staff join together in transforming the lives of individuals across our state, nation, and the world.

As you look through this site, you will learn about our commitment to a world-class learning experience for our students. You will see our passion for innovation within our fields and our dedication to communities through our service. You’ll also learn about our dedicated staff and faculty who are ensuring your experience here at A&M is world class.

For fifty years, we have been fighting fearlessly to make a transformational impact on our world. Through the passion of our faculty experts we are transforming lives across the fields of education, health, sport, and business. We are preparing our graduates to be transformational leaders at the forefront of change.

Explore our programs online or schedule a visit to tour campus. We look forward to meeting you.

Thanks and Gig ‘em,
Joyce M. Alexander, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
Reta Haynes Dean’s Endowed Chair

About the Dean

Appointed in June 2015, Dr. Joyce Alexander is the sixth dean of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. She is also the current holder of the Reta Haynes Dean’s Endowed Chair and is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology. She received a B.S. in Psychology from Texas Wesleyan University, and Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia.

Prior to her time at Texas A&M, Dr. Alexander served as Executive Associate Dean in the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington. She had previously served as chair of the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology for six years.

Her research focuses on the development of interests, motivation and expertise in children. Her most significant work examines the growth of interest in science from early childhood through age 18.

Over her career, she has supervised 20 student dissertations and served as a journal reviewer for 12 journals. She is currently on the Editorial Board of Metacognition and Learning.


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