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Celebrating Our Past. Transforming The Future.

This fall, the College of Education and Human Development will begin a year-long celebration of 50 years of excellence.

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.

There are more than 10,000 Aggies working in Texas schools across 746 districts and 208 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.


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 at Texas A&M University, in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). The CEHD is an approved EPP entity and has the authority to recommend candidates in one or more educator certification classes or categories.

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.

The Educator Preparation Program office is responsible for ensuring field experience and testing requirements are completed for educator certifications offered at Texas A&M University, in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD).

What can you teach?

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 for Beginning Teachers

Professional development (PD) supports lifelong learning, provides additional classroom experiences, and connects the educator with diverse forums. In addition, professional development fulfills Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) teaching standards.

Please continue to seek out professional development PD opportunities online, as it will continue to expand due to the increasing need for online teaching.

Explore professional development topics on orientation to the workplace, socialization, mentoring, and guidance throughout your practice as a beginning teacher practice.

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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