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

For the 2020-2021 school year, the Texas Education Agency reported there were nearly 10,000 Aggies working in Texas schools across 668 districts and 184 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.

Best Online Master’s

According to U.S. News & World Report (2022)


Education Programs for Veterans


Education Programs


Education Administration & Supervision


Educational/Instructional Media Design


Curriculum & Instruction

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

Outstanding Alumni Awards & Gala


The Outstanding Alumni Award is the highest honor the College of Education and Human Development can bestow upon its former students. Since 2004, the college has been honoring individuals who have made outstanding contributions in their chosen fields with significant impact, innovation and influence in the college, in their community and beyond.

The college will begin receiving 2022 Outstanding Alumni nominations in May

Past Recipients

  • 2021

    Dr. Miguel Angel Cano '11

    Dr. Andrea Foster '82, '84, '98

    Dr. Dave A.R. Louis '05

    Dr. Emil R. Rodolfa '81

    Captain Derek J. Bull '13 (Early Career Recipient)

    Dr. Geovanny J. Ponce '19 (Early Career Recipient)

  • 2020

    None Awarded

  • 2019

    Anthony Donato, Ph.D. '04

    Olga Perez-Garcia Gentry '86

    Tom Glenn '73, '77

    Matt Timmons '00

    Kendra L. Williams-Diehm, Ph.D. '99, '02, '06

    Lt. Cmdr. Josh Swift, Ph.D. '10 (Early Career Recipient)

    Christie Whitbeck, Ph.D. '11 (Early Career Recipient)

  • 2018

    Matthew Allen '03

    Jimmy Cheek '69

    Judy Webb LeUnes '76

    Charol Shakeshaft '78

    Daphne Watkins '06

    Rose Mason '12 (Early Career Recipient)

    Edgar J. Villarreal '07 (Early Career Recipient)

  • 2017

    Dr. Steven Furney '75

    Don D. Albrecht, Ph.D. '76

    Gayle Bellomy '74

    Henry J. Ostermann '72

    Brandon R. Macias '12 (Early Career Recipient)

  • 2016

    Tiffany Barfield '99

    Dr. Rita Barrera Hernandez '86

    Gary Kubiak '83

    Kelly Ricks '92

    Dr. Terry Kidd '11 (Early Career Recipient)

  • 2015

    E. Brooks Applegate III '86

    Trevor M. Burt '95

    Meixia Ding '05

    Barbara Teague Polnick '99

    Eun Sook Kim '08 (Early Career Recipient)

  • 2014

    John W. Logan '83 (Posthumously Awarded)

    Ronald S. Palomares '83 '92

    Nico P. Pronk '92

    Donald J. Stockton '96

    Matthew Lee Smith '08 (Early Career Recipient)

  • 2013

    Bobbie Biggs '76

    William Dee Nichols '95

    Salvador Hector Ochoa '89

    T. Gilmour Reeve '76

    Melanie Sartore-Baldwin '07 (Early Career Recipient)

  • 2012

    Pebbles Fagan '97

    Art Hernandez '87

    Michael Sagas '99 '01

    Maria Shelton '87

  • 2011

    Kevin P. Jackson '00

    June Scobee Rodgers '83

  • 2010

    Carla Chapman Amacher '93 '95

    Xitao Fan '93

    John E. Trott, Jr. '66 '72

    Jennifer L. Milam '01 '08 (Early-Career Recipient)

  • 2009

    Eddie J. Davis '67 '73 '80

    Celia R. Goode-Haddock '72

    Gertrude B. Henry '95

    Deanna F. Yates '91

    Jo Ann Bludau '94

  • 2008

    Peggy Coghlan '76

    Susan J. Simpson '03

    David P. Thompson '84

    Jack Michael Willoughby '67

  • 2007

    Robin L. Hughes '97

    Pamela Rodriguez Juarez '77

    David A. Rubenstein '77

    Emilie A. Naiser '03 (Early Career Award)

  • 2006

    James F. Fales '72

    Deneese L. Jones '88

    Joseph Mitchell '83

  • 2005

    Paul B. Beran '96

    William A. Thomson '79

  • 2004

    Cecil B. Drain '86

    Arno W. Krebs '64

    James E. McMunigal '86


Individuals, living or deceased, meeting the following eligibility requirements, will be considered for recognition:

  1. Graduate of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University (undergraduate or graduate), as well as graduates under the “old name” of college.

    2. Not a previous recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award/Early Career

    3. Not currently employed by Texas A&M University-College Station, Texas

    4. Individuals may be nominated for the Early Career Outstanding Alumni Award – a graduate that has earned his/her degree within the past three to ten years and meets the award criteria listed below.


The college will recognize/honor its graduates who contribute to Texas and the nation based upon consideration of one or both of the following criteria:

  1. Evidence of outstanding contributions or leadership within their chosen fields across their community, state and the nation through professional service, public service and/or civic activities
  2. Provides extraordinary support for the benefit of the college

Nomination Requirements

Nominations packets are reviewed annually and honorees are selected by a committee. The nominator must provide all materials pertinent to the nomination. The complete nomination file is limited to 12 pages.

The following items are required:

  1. Download Nomination Form
  2. Vita/CV/Resume (no more than three pages) to include:
    a. Nominee’s education (degrees, honorary degrees, names of institutions, year conferred)
    b. Nominee’s awards (professional, community, business, etc.)
    c. Nominee’s accomplishments and contributions
  3. Statement of Nominee’s “Transformational Moments” throughout their career
  4. One nomination letter (two page limit)
  5. Two support letters (two page limit per letter)


For more information, please contact:

Wendy Kreider

Hard Copy Nomination Packets can be sent to:

Wendy Kreider
Texas A&M University
College of Education and Human Development / Dean’s Office
802F Harrington Tower / 4222 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4222

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