College of Education and Human Development Statue

COVID-19 Updates and Guidance


Our top priority during this time is to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff. Review our FAQs and stay updated.

CEHD Updates & FAQs

We will continue to update information as it comes available.

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

Business professionals meeting outside of a cubicle workspace.

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.

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.

Teaching learning culture middle grades classroom

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.

Aggie Homework Helpline launches for P-12 students

Aggie Homework Helpline launches for P-12 students
September 15, 2020 Ashley Green
0000

Aggie Homework Helpline launched for P-12 students


Students, teachers and parents are struggling with the new face of education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Aggie Homework Helpline, Aggies are stepping up to make sure students succeed while also gaining real-life experience.

The Aggie Homework Helpline, launching Sept. 17, gives Texas A&M students the ability to provide assistance to P-12 students virtually. The goal is to connect Texas families and school district partners with Aggie tutors who are committed to improving learning outcomes for P-12 students.

“Going back to school looks and feels different across Texas this year. Families need homework help for their children and Aggie undergraduate students are motivated, adaptive and committed to selfless service,” said Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson, professor and assistant dean of educator preparation. “The helpline is a natural partnership and central to the college’s mission to support communities and provide transformational learning experiences for our undergraduates.”

Three types of support are offered: on-demand tutoring, regular tutoring sessions and an online bank of video mini-lessons and resources aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards for P-12 learners.

Students can receive tutoring in math, English, Spanish, science, social studies, research skills, time management and organization. Students will have the ability to share their screen and send photos of their homework pages to get homework-specific assistance.

For the on-demand tutoring sessions, education interns will be available to support elementary, middle and high school students in most subject areas. These students are undergraduates from the College of Education and Human Development, studying to become teachers and other professionals who will work with children and families.

“These interns have a variety of emphasis areas or majors that they are studying, including special education and bilingual education,” said Dr. Marcia Montague, clinical assistant professor of special education. “They are volunteering their time with the Aggie Homework Helpline as a component of practicum requirements for one or more courses they are currently taking.”

Tutors from Texas A&M’s Reads and Counts program will also offer recurring tutoring sessions to support K-6 students. Many of these students are education majors, but others are seeking a degree in various other areas of study at Texas A&M. These tutors will assist with specific homework questions or lead various activities to improve reading and math skills.

Parents and students will also have access to a variety of resources for PK-12 learners.

“Families will find read-alouds, mini videotaped lessons, guides to skill development and much more,” said Dr. Monica Neshyba, clinical assistant professor of bilingual education. “All of the resources will also support English language learners and learners with special needs. Most of all, these resources are free.”

The helpline was created to help families in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Hill-Jackson believes it is sustainable beyond just a couple of semesters.

“Since tutoring is considered a key intervention during COVID-19, it makes sense to keep this good work going for both the short and long-term. The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing CEHD faculty and staff to reimagine how we provide meaningful experiences for education students and has forever changed how we provide support to PK-12 learners and families.”

Visit the Aggie Homework Helpline to learn more.

About the Writer


Ashley is the Media Relations Coordinator and responsible for news coverage in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture as well as the Department of Educational Psychology.

Articles by Ashley

For media inquiries, contact Ashley Green.

Fundraising


To learn more about how you can assist in fundraising, contact Jody Ford ’99, Sr. Director of Development jford@txamfoundation.com or 979-847-8655

Recent Posts


Can't find what you are looking for?

Contact CEHD
Translate »