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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.

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.

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

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.

College of Education and Human Development

Office of Organization Development & Diversity Initiatives

Mission & Vision

Central to the mission of the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is the development of individuals to learn, educate, discover, serve, and lead in a culture of diversity. To help fulfill this mission, the Office of Organization Development and Diversity Initiatives (ODDI) provides strategic oversight for initiatives that create an equitable and inclusive environment for students, staff, and faculty

A Statement from Dr. Singer

The deadline for the CEHD Equity and Social Justice Collective Call for Participation is July 2, 2020. Submit yours today.

Call for Participation


In 2008, the College an Assistant Dean to lead diversity efforts and created the Office of Organization Development and Diversity Initiatives (ODDI). A College-wide Committee on Diversity Initiatives (CoDI) made up of faculty, students, staff and administrators, served as the advisory board to ODDI and provided guidance to the College. CoDI received the 2014 Diversity Service Award presented by the Division of Student Affairs and the Office for Diversity. In 2015, goals to enhance climate, diversity, equity and inclusion became part of the College’s strategic plan. In addition, the College strengthened the roles of student, faculty, and staff advisory groups which also added to the network of support for diversity initiatives.


Diversity Resources

Gender Inclusive Bathrooms

Located in

  • Harrington Tower- Room 636-Gender neutral/handicapped accessible
  • Harrington Tower- Room 227B –Gender neutral/handicapped accessible

Find more gender inclusive bathrooms on campus. Select “Unisex Bathroom” in the legend.

Lactation Rooms

Located in Harrington Tower- 227A 

This room is a designated lactation room with an upholstered chair, foot stool, built-in counter, refrigerator, sink, paper towels and electrical outlets. It is located off the main hall on the 2nd floor and has a trilogy (punch code) lock on the door.

To receive a code visit one of the departmental administrative offices in the building: Dean’s Office – Room 801, Educational Administration & Human Resource Development – Room 511, Educational Psychology – Room 704, or Teaching Learning & Culture – Room 308. For more information or questions regarding the space, please contact the building proctor at (979) 458-3657.

Find more lactation rooms on campus. Select “Lactation Room” in the legend.

Diversity Awareness Calendar


Equity and Heritage Awareness Months


Climate Awards

The CEHD Climate Awards recognizes a faculty or staff member in CEHD who has positively affected the College in the areas of climate, diversity, and/or equity.

Previous Climate Award Winners



Sarah Oakley, Teaching, Learning and Culture


Miranda Walichoswki, Educational Psychology

Megan Patterson, Health and Kinesiology



Casey Ricketts, Dean’s Office


Sloan Milstein, Health and Kinesiology



Chandell Billings, Health and Kinesiology


Rhona Fowler, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development



Cathy Watson, Educational Psychology 

Patrice French, Dean’s Office


Krystal Cook-Simmons, Educational Psychology 

Luis Ponjuán, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development 



Windy Turner , Dean’s Office


Shanna Hagan-Burke, Educational Psychology

Jay Woodward, Educational Psychology 



Beverly Irby, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development 

Yolanda Padrón , Educational Psychology 

Christine Tisone, Health and Kinesiology

Nancy Watson, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development


Diversity Plan Accountability Reports


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