College of Education and Human Development Statue

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

COVID-19 Updates and Guidance

Our top priority during this time is to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff. Review Texas A&M updates and guidance to learn more.

TAMU Updates & Guidance

We will continue to update information as it comes available.

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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Giving & Former Students

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Make an Impact

Thanks to the many generous supporters of our college, we have been creating and shaping leaders in education and health for almost 50 years, fearlessly tackling the issues of our time.

And with your continued support, we will forge ahead — discovering, innovating, supporting, and continuing to lead.

Why I Give: Ellen and Rod ’63 Thornton are Called to Serve

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A teacher and principal. A veteran and former intelligence operative. Together, Ellen and Rod ’63 Thornton have spent decades working to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. Even though they are technically retired today, they still give back to their community and Texas A&M University.

Read their story

$3M gift supports Coaching Academy in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University

$3M gift supports Coaching Academy in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University

Dorothy Jersild McFerrin, through The Artie and Dorothy McFerrin Foundation, has committed a $3 million gift to the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University to support and expand the services offered through the Texas A&M Coaching Academy. The academy will be re-named the Thornton-McFerrin Coaching Academy in honor of Dorothy McFerrin and John Thornton.

- by Erin Kleinecke
5 Named Jane Stallings Honorees

5 Named Jane Stallings Honorees

This year’s honorees are Perla Barrera ’21, Carmen Boffill ’21, Anna Fedewa ’22, Bryan Hall ’21 and Madison Leslie ’20.

- by Erin Kleinecke
Coffee Table Conversations Underway

Coffee Table Conversations Underway

This series of virtual events, available for viewing here, are designed to disseminate the work of faculty and staff in meeting the challenges of our time.

- by Erin Kleinecke

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