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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Ron McBride To Retire From College

Dr. Ron McBride To Retire From College
May 31, 2016 CEHD Communications

Dr. Ron McBride To Retire From College

Dr. Ron McBride is retiring from the College of Education and Human Development following 28 years of service. During his time at the Texas A&M., Dr. McBride made a significant contribution to the Department of Health and Kinesiology. He produced multiple publications, participated in development of the Division of Kinesiology, and remains a key figure in the Sport Pedagogy program.

“It’s been a great ride here at Texas A&M and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” said Dr. McBride. “I’ve seen this university come from being one of the two top universities in the state of Texas, to being one of the top universities in the country. It’s been a source of pride for us all and it’s a tribute to the faculty hired over the years.”

Dr. McBride said the growth of the HLKN department mirrored the growth of the university. Due to the widespread interest and shifts within the sport world, the Division of Kinesiology became very specialized and diversified. Such developments helped shape multi-sided programs that benefited students.

“Our students get a strong science preparation by finding out how movement, anatomy, and physiology relates to physical activity. They also get excellent prep in how to be effective teachers on the pedagogy side,” he said. “Blending those two aspects, students today are getting a far better prep for their teaching careers than a generation ago.”

Dr. McBride also recalled the changes he saw in the academic output of the university. He said the system-wide shift toward research and external funding helped to shape the new standard for the HLKN Department.

“That’s really the mission of an institution like ours — to generate and disseminate new knowledge,” he said. “In my area in teacher preparation, we are seeing methods in increasing student learning and that’s why research is so exciting. We keep growing step by step and that has an impact on society as a whole.”

Student involvement proved to be a high point in Dr. McBride’s career. He recalled the consistent motivation he received by academically engaging with the minds of his students.

“They always keep me on my toes,” he said. “They want to do well and that’s always kept me up and enthusiastic. That’s the greatest reward.”

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