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.

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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.

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.

Staff and Faculty Kudos

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Departments in the News

Educational Administration & Human Resource Development


Improving Latinx degree completion in Texas

Improving Latinx degree completion in Texas

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Latinx students are enrolling at historically high levels. Although enrollment is high, scholars find that degree completion rates are low, especially for Latinx male students.

- by Heather Janak
Teaching history through theater positively impacts student learning outcomes

Teaching history through theater positively impacts student learning outcomes

With mounting accountability pressures from standardized testing and limited resources for arts and humanities instruction, arts and cultural field trips are lower priority in U.S. K-12 schools.

- by Heather Janak
CEHD grad programs rank among the best in the country

CEHD grad programs rank among the best in the country

Six are considered in the top tier of graduate education according to the 2022 U.S. News Best Graduate School Rankings.

- by Ashley Green
Four named AFS Award Recipients

Four named AFS Award Recipients

The awards are among the most prestigious awards presented to faculty at Texas A&M. Recipients are chosen by a campus-wide committee composed of faculty, students, former students and staff.

- by Ashley Green

Educational Psychology


How a grant will address gaps in adolescent mental health access in Brazos Valley

How a grant will address gaps in adolescent mental health access in Brazos Valley

A new grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration awarded to Dr. Carly McCord at Texas A&M University looks to reduce a shortage of adolescent mental health professionals by providing necessary funding and training.

- by Justin Elizalde
$2.4M Grant to benefit Texas high school students with disabilities

$2.4M Grant to benefit Texas high school students with disabilities

The Texas Workforce Commission recently awarded $2.4 million to Dr. Dan Zhang, professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, to implement work-based learning programs in selected high schools.

- by Heather Janak
Tong named EPSY Department Head

Tong named EPSY Department Head

Tong said her research experience has prepared her to step up and help her colleagues within the department continue their highly-recognized work and commitment to excellence.

- by Ashley Green
Cultural experiences through virtual study abroad

Cultural experiences through virtual study abroad

Thanks to a Presidential Transformational Teaching Grant program through Texas A&M, Woodward and Kwok took their students on a virtual study abroad experience to Russia.

- by Ashley Green

Health & Kinesiology


What to know about returning to school in the fall under new public health guidelines

What to know about returning to school in the fall under new public health guidelines

New guidance from public health officals sets guidelines for students and teachers return to school in the Fall.

- by Justin Elizalde
How a grant will address gaps in adolescent mental health access in Brazos Valley

How a grant will address gaps in adolescent mental health access in Brazos Valley

A new grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration awarded to Dr. Carly McCord at Texas A&M University looks to reduce a shortage of adolescent mental health professionals by providing necessary funding and training.

- by Justin Elizalde
How otters’ muscles enable their cold aquatic life

How otters’ muscles enable their cold aquatic life

Sea otters are the smallest marine mammal. As cold-water dwellers, staying warm is a top priority, but their dense fur only goes so far. We have long known that high metabolism generates the heat they need to survive, but we didn’t know how they were producing the heat — until now.

- by Heather Janak
Ageism in the health and fitness industry

Ageism in the health and fitness industry

Picture someone who is physically fit. You most likely did not think of someone over the age of 65, did you? The implicit bias you just encountered is an example of ageism in the health and fitness industry.

- by Heather Janak

Teaching, Learning & Culture


Project-based learning activities in high school increase women’s interest in STEM

Project-based learning activities in high school increase women’s interest in STEM

In the United States, many students, especially women, do not pursue STEM because their interest in it is not fostered and the content is not tailored to their interests. In 2017, the number of STEM job openings outnumbered the amount of available graduates.

- by Ashley Gilbert
A study of English language learners’ spelling will help develop intelligent tutoring systems

A study of English language learners’ spelling will help develop intelligent tutoring systems

Dr. Kay Wijekumar, alongside a team of researchers, recently published a study analyzing ELLs and their writing. She said the study is part of a broader scope to find challenges facing native Spanish-speaking English learners and ways to address them.

- by Justin Elizalde
Cultural experiences through virtual study abroad

Cultural experiences through virtual study abroad

Thanks to a Presidential Transformational Teaching Grant program through Texas A&M, Woodward and Kwok took their students on a virtual study abroad experience to Russia.

- by Ashley Green
New clinic provides tools and resources for students and educators

New clinic provides tools and resources for students and educators

Professional development and tutoring resources will be offered beginning this summer, both in-person and online.

- by Ashley Green

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