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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

Departments in the College of Education & Human Development

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EAHR develops educational leaders and improves practice through teaching, research and service.

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EPSY is home to a variety of interrelated disciplines and degree options focused on human development and well-being in educational and community contexts.

Health-kinesiology

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.

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Educator Preparation

Educator Preparation Programs


The Educator Preparation Program (EPP) office is responsible for ensuring field experience and testing requirements are completed for educator certifications offered in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD).

CEHD is an approved EPP entity and has the authority to recommend candidates in one or more educator certification classes or categories.

What can you teach?


Aggie Teachers work in 738 Texas school districts, in all 20 regions and 213 counties. That’s more than 10,000 former students currently working in Texas public schools as teachers, school counselors, principals, and senior administrators.

Undergraduate Certifications

Professional Educator Certifications

aggieTEACH Programs

For non-education majors:

We Teach Texas P12 Mentoring and Coaching Academy


  • A self-paced online mentoring and coaching certificate opportunity for P12 teachers
  • Multiple registration dates available
  • 15 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours
  • 100% online
  • Cost: $149.99/participant

Group registration is available for school districts that qualify for the Texas Education Agency’s Mentor Program Allotment funding.

Learn more

Resources


EdPrep Leaders & Staff

ATLAS


Accomplished Teaching, Learning, and Schools (ATLAS) provided by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is a resource available to all instructors and students of the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). ATLAS holds instructional videos ranging from lesson planning to impact on student learning. Uniquely, ATLAS videos include reflections and analyses from National Board Certified Teachers.

Note: to access ATLAS under the CEHD license, please do not create a new account. Please email Cassidy Caldwell to activate your account.

As an instructor for an educator preparation course, you have the ability to search the ATLAS library for case studies that can provide support to your existing curriculum. Each case includes 15-minute video clips of a teacher in action, written commentary by the teacher, and instructional materials such as essay prompts, student work, grading rubrics, presentation, and classroom layouts. Cases can be searched by grade level, subject area, educational settings, and certification areas. 

Steps to Get Started with ATLAS:

  1. Contact Cassidy Caldwell to request an “instructor only use” or “instructor with a course use”. If the account is for use with a course, please include the course roster with student email addresses in the email to Cassidy. 
  2. Receive email from ATLAS Support to activate your account. Once activated, the instructor can now identify the cases and assign them to the course/group.
  3. Receive email from Cassidy that course/group has been created and instructions for students [to include in your Blackboard or Canvas course] will be shared at this time. 
  4. Students will be added during the first week of the semester and will lose their access one week after the semester ends.
  5. Once students are added, they will activate their accounts through an email sent from ATLAS Support and have access to the ATLAS course/group. 

Log into your account once it is activated.

 

SimSchool

simschool is ideal for courses that support culturally responsive pedagogy, classroom management, lesson planning, etc. – for education teachers in early field experiences through the principalship. simSchool is a web-based virtual classroom environment populated with “simStudents.”” simStudents have artificial emotional intelligence. They smile, cry, become frustrated, raise their hands, seek attention, and show signs of stress. They respond in very individual ways to tasks assigned, tone of voice used, and to classroom management strategies employed. Grounded in established theories of cognition, emotion, social behavior, and more, simSchool provides users authentic experience and vetted through a decade of continuous research, field testing, and clinical practice; learn more here and watch videos here.

In the content catalog you will find a listing of simSchool authored “public” content located in the Open Library, as well as “curated” content and courses, items available to you through simSchool institutional licenses and pilot programs. Gaining access to curated content for your courses can be accomplished in 4 easy steps:

  1. Browse the content catalog and decide which simSchool modules you would like to use.
  2. Insert your course content selection on the Excel Spreadsheet to share your selected simSchool module choices. Our contact at simSchool, Stacy (skruse@simschool.org), will use the info on the Excel spreadsheet to set up your course(s). In addition, instructors and faculty can use this info to determine what module has been selected by peers so there is no repetition is module selection.
  3. Send simSchool the firstname, lastname, and university email address of all enrolled students (any format is fine). simSchool must receive this info at least 72 hours prior to using the modules. At the same time, you’ll schedule an initial 30-minute live Zoom on-boarding for your students. Contact skruse@simschool.org or support@simschool.org for details. Student accounts will expire at the end of the semester, but instructor accounts will continue and end upon request.

  1. Begin teaching and learning with simSchool content!

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ATLAS Resources


Accomplished Teaching, Learning, and Schools (ATLAS) provided by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is a resource available to all instructors and students of the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). ATLAS holds instructional videos ranging from lesson planning to impact on student learning. Uniquely, ATLAS videos include reflections and analyses from National Board Certified Teachers.

Note: to access ATLAS under the CEHD license, please do not create a new account. Please email Cassidy Caldwell to activate your account.

Once your instructor creates the ATLAS group for your course, you will receive an email from ATLAS Support to activate your personal ATLAS account by the 10th day of class. All accounts will be linked to your TAMU email address. Detailed instructions will be provided by your instructor to access the assigned videos to your class.

For questions regarding your ATLAS account, please email Cassidy Caldwell.

Log into your account once it is activated.

Performance-based Academic Coaching Teams (PACT)


PACT provides a full line of support for the novice and veteran teachers, teacher candidates and administrators. PACT participants are able to access:

  • Teacher support
  • Teacher resources
  • Teaching tools
  • Chat rooms & discussion boards
  • Electronic mentor

PACT also has a professional development academy where teachers can receive help on issues they are facing everyday in the classroom. In addition, PACT has an inventory of classroom videos where teachers can see quality lessons being taught.

Learn more about PACT.

Sanford Inspire


Sanford Inspire celebrates and develops inspirational educators through free on-demand courses and resources designed to support social emotional learning and inspirational instruction in the PK-12 classroom and at our partner universities. Learn more and access free courses.

Sanford at Home

Inspire at Home is a free online toolkit curated with vital training that equips you to practice effective self-care and support your students as they learn at home. This toolkit includes Sanford Inspire resources developed especially for classroom teachers to help you cope with stress, respond to students mindfully, and build relationships in a virtual teaching landscape.

At Sanford Inspire, we believe when your cup is full, you have more to share. Access the Sanford Inspire Online Learning Portal to get started today, and explore our helpful self-care, student, and parent and caregiver resources.

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