College of Education and Human Development Statue

Celebrating Our Past. Transforming The Future.

This fall, the College of Education and Human Development will begin a year-long celebration of 50 years of excellence.

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.

About the College

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.

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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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Good Neighbor Partnerships

Good Neighbor Partnership

The Good Neighbor Partnerships (GNP), a resource of the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), was created to address our mission to positively engage local school districts in the state of Texas. In short, the GNP is not a program but merely a framework that utilizes the fundamental characteristics of successful school-university partnerships to engage K-12 stakeholders, energize evidence-based research and best practices, and employ structured and strategic mechanisms with area school district partners in order to enhance a shared vision and aims.

The Four initiatives


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Capacity Building

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  • Engage PreK-12 students, families and teachers from diverse backgrounds and abilities in formal and informal learning contexts
  • Energize evidence-based research and best practices to promote capacity building that enhances the curriculum for learners and professional development opportunities for educators
  • Employ structured, strategic, equitable, mutually beneficial and sustainable mechanisms for effective school-university engagement


Educators have a great deal going on in the school-university community — no worries, we’ve got your back. As part of the mission of the College of Education and Human Development, the newsletter of the Good Neighbor Partnerships (GNP) makes it easier for you to keep tabs on educational events and outreach activities that affect your lives; especially when you don’t have the time to follow every event. Printed four times during the academic school year, the Good Neighbors Newsletter is just one small way for us to communicate and celebrate our school-university activities.

Capacity Building

The faculty in the College of Education and Human Development have created a wide variety of coursework and professional development (PD) opportunities designed to support the professional growth of K-12 teachers / coaches, administrators and support staff.


The registry for the Good Neighbor Project serves as a repository for all of the school-university engagement activities carried out by CEHD faculty at the local, state, national and international levels.

Due to our proximity to the Bryan Independent School District, it is one of our premier school partners. The Good Neighbor Project is a splinter initiative of the Good Neighbor Partnerships. The Project is a recognition of our special school-university relationship with Bryan ISD as evidenced by the number of annual student placements and engagement activities.


Starting in the spring of 2020, educators in local school districts and in CEHD are invited to nominate  outstanding colleagues to receive one of the Good Neighbors (GN) Awards. As part of the Good Neighbor Partnerships initiative, CEHD leadership seeks to recognize educators in the Brazos Valley for their superlative work as P-12 classroom teachers, mentors, coaches and educational leaders. In 2020, teachers and leaders will be honored and, starting in 2021, athletic coaches will also be celebrated.

The timeline to submit a nomination for the GN Awards October 30 – December 18, 2019

  • Nominations are accepted October 30, 2019 and due by noon on December 18, 2019.
  • Winners will be announced on the second Friday in January 2020 and honored at CEHD’s 50th Anniversary Gala on April 25, 2020.
  • Nominate a deserving teacher (P-12 classroom teacher, mentor/cooperating teacher, or guidance counselor)
  • Nominate a deserving leader (assistant principal, principal, academic director/coordinator, teacher leader, or instructional coach)

For all questions related to the nomination process for the GN Awards, contact Dr. Valarie Hill-Jackson, Assistant Dean of Educator Preparation and School Partnerships.

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