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School of Education and Human Development

Welcome from the Dean



Welcome to the School of Education and Human Development!

True to the Land-Grant Act and mission signed by Abraham Lincoln on July 2, 1862 “to educate people…”, the School of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University remains at the epicenter of excellence in advancing pedagogy, discovery and research in the areas of education, health and human resource development.

As a school, we are comprised of four signature academic departments, and you’ll quickly discover that the quality of our undergraduate and graduate degree programs is closely tied to a world-class faculty and their diverse research interests — a catalyst for innovation in teaching and translational research to solve real-world challenges.

Among public institutions, we are the largest producer of educators throughout the State of Texas in the high-need fields of math and science. Our graduates in the fields of health, kinesiology and human resource development have enjoyed rewarding careers both across the nation and around the globe. We also take pride in those earning their master’s or doctoral degree through our on-campus and online programs. Many of these already hold, or are pursuing, leadership positions in the fields of education, medicine, business, sports and so much more.

Our school is ranked among the best in the nation, and as you navigate our website, I hope you will gain the sense of commitment we have to delivering extraordinary, high impact learning experiences for our students. Whether it be through our world-class academic and administrative professional staff, our faculty, our facilities or even the extraordinary learning opportunities we provide, you’ll gain much more than a degree from Texas A&M. You will receive an academic and professional preparation well suited to meet the challenges that lie ahead, and you will be well-prepared to solve them.

In the School of Education and Human Development, we affirm and develop the potential in every one of our students; in fact, it is our expectation that the graduates of our school will become the next generation of leaders and change agents, transforming the lives of others in the communities they serve. I hope you too will respond to that call to Lead by Example as the thousands of Fightin’ Texas Aggies who have come before us and we look forward to meeting you soon.

Michael A. de Miranda, Ph.D.
Reta Haynes Endowed Chair
Dean of the School of Education & Human Development

About the Dean

Dr. Michael A. de Miranda has served the School of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University since 2016 and was appointed Dean for the school in June 2022 after serving as Interim Dean since September 2021. He is a Professor, holder of the Reta Haynes Endowed Chair, and previously served as head of the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture.

Prior to joining the university, he held a joint appointment in the School of Education and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University.

Dr. de Miranda’s research focuses on the development of young STEM teachers, specifically in learning, cognition and instruction in engineering and technology education. His teaching areas are statistics, quantitative research design and analysis, program evaluation, engineering teaching methods and engineering design.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of California Riverside in education with an emphasis in educational psychology and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University, Long Beach.

Transformational Impacts

As a part of a land grant university, we are called to do more. Our faculty, staff, and administration came together two years ago to commit to not just teaching, research, and service, but to making a transformational impact on society.

We address education’s most urgent challenges and remain at the forefront of the fight to improve educational achievement. In health and wellness, we conduct research that informs policy and practice, ultimately improving the quality of life for countless individuals. And across every focus, we prepare the absolute best leaders of tomorrow and set the standard for excellence.

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