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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.

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Coffee Table Conversations

Coffee Table Conversations


We are not just a school for teachers. We are a school for leaders.

As the fourth largest college at Texas A&M University — with more than 6,000 enrolled students — we work to enhance equity in educational achievement and health outcomes in education, sport, business, government, and health.

We strive to use our collective wisdom to support communities in providing a superior education and quality of life through our teaching, research, and service.

Coffee Table Conversations is a series of virtual events on various topics that seek to disseminate the work of faculty and staff in meeting the challenges of our time.

Upcoming events


Leadership Challenges During A Pandemic

6:30 p.m. (CST) Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021

Join us for a virtual conversation on how leaders get from problems to innovation in response to COVID-19.

Listen to and ask questions of our dean and amazing faculty about the challenges and importance of leadership during the pandemic.

RSVP

Please RSVP by Noon on Monday Feb. 22, 2021. You will receive further instructions and the Zoom link closer to the day of the event.

Speakers and Topics

Dr. Joyce Alexander, Dean and Professor
Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Christine A. Stanley, Regents Professor and Ruth Harrington Endowed Chair (Higher Education), Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource (EAHR)   Development and Dr. Genyne Royal, Assistant Dean for Student Success & Initiatives and Director, NSSC, Michigan State University  College and University Leadership During COVID-19– COVID-19 has impacted colleges and universities in numerous and immeasurable ways.  Much has been shared about its impact on undergraduate, graduate, and professional student teaching and learning outcomes. However, very little attention has been given to its impact on senior level academic leadership such as department heads, deans, provosts, presidents, and chancellors. This presentation will focus on emerging national data on the effects of the pandemic on higher education leadership.

Dr. Jia Wang, Professor (Human Resource Development), Presidential Impact Fellow, Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development  Navigating the New Normal: HRD Leadership–The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to the world. Navigating through this global crisis while engaging people from a distance has become an imminent task for organizational leaders. This presentation highlights some human resource development (HRD) opportunities leaders can leverage to address emerging critical workplace issues triggered by COVID.

Kenneth Reeves, Sr., Vice President, Human Resources, Performance Food Group.  Ken is a former Texas A&M Football Letterman and also played 7 seasons in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns. The importance of culture and behavior at the leadership level and how to create and maintain a winning culture in the face of change. The presentation will feature the elements of managing through change, disruption, and influence.  Leadership is not synonymous with management because management consist of tactical things while leadership is mainly about influence and getting things done through other people.

Dr. Susan P. Holley, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development and Dr. Geovany Ponce, East District Superintendent, Houston ISD  Leading Engagement and Safety During COVID-19–These leaders will discuss how they led engagement of teachers, students, and parents as they worked to ensure safety of all during this time. Additionally, they will discuss how they worked together from the College and School District to engage in the development of new leaders within the school district in a unique residency program.

Past Events


HEALTH IN THE AGE OF COVID: MAINTAINING MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH DURING THE PANDEMIC

Nov. 10, 2020
This conversation showcases a number of initiatives designed to support mental and physical health in the age of COVID. You will hear about programs implemented by the college, understand the impact and need, find out how to get involved, and learn more about future developments in this area. Learn more about the speakers and topics covered below.

SPEAKERS AND SUMMARY OF TOPICS

Dr. Joyce Alexander, Dean and Professor
Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Nicolaas Deutz, Director of the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity
How to Recover from Illness as an Older Adult with a Chronic Disease
New insights and the pandemic have urged a change in the way we can help older adults to recover from illness. The Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity (CTRAL) is working on alternative ways to improve rehabilitation like specific nutritional formulations and home-based and monitored exercise programs.
Dr. Meg Patterson, Assistant Professor
Managing Stress During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it an onslaught of stressors, all within abnormal physical and social environments. In this presentation we will discuss what happens to the human body when undergoing chronic stress and strategize optimal stress management techniques to employ as we continue through the pandemic.
Lorinda Cohen Gomez, Instructional Professor and Associate Chair for the Physical Education Activity Program
Exercise during COVID-19
Physical activity is essential to our overall health and wellness. We will focus on the benefits to help you through the pandemic and ways to incorporate exercise into your new “normal”.
Dr. Robert O. Carpenter, MD, MPH, FACS, College of Medicine
The Importance of Weight Control and Treating Obesity in Combating the COVID-19 Pandemic
Obesity remains one of the most significant causes of diminished quality of life, shortened lifespan, and elevated medical expense in the United States. The medical conditions related to obesity, known as “co-morbidities”, range from diabetes to sleep apnea to infertility to organ failure and beyond. Individuals suffering from overweight or obesity are more susceptible to contracting COVID-19, suffering a more severe course of the disease, and even dying of its complications. Fortunately, significant and sustained weight loss may help these patients improve their comorbidities while reducing their risk of death should they contract COVID-19.
Dr. Carly E. McCord, Director of Telebehavioral Care, College of Medicine
Socially But Not Emotionally Distant
Fostering connection to others and healthcare during an isolating time. This talk will review suggestions and best practices for reducing emotional isolation and provide a brief overview of telehealth including what it is, evidence of effectiveness, and available options.
Dr. Lori Greenwood, Clinical Professor and Director of Master of Science in Athletic Training Program (MSAT)
How MSAT Students are Caring for High School Athletes During COVID
Participating in youth sports can be very beneficial for mental and physical health but during COVID caring for these student-athletes presents different challenges. Dr. Greenwood will discuss how athletic training students at Texas A&M University are navigating the new normal of athletic healthcare during COVID and how they are continuing to contribute to the health and safety of this population while using best practices.
Dr. Adam Barry, Professor and Associate Department Head, HLKN
Maintaining a Healthy Relationship with Alcohol
During the pandemic, there are reports of people drinking alcohol more frequently and in greater quantity than typical. This presentation will discuss alcohol and its health benefits and impact, as well as the factors that motivate people to drink.


TEACHER TRAINING IN A COVID WORLD

Sept. 22, 2020

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