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.

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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.

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.

Teaching learning culture middle grades classroom

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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Departments in the News

Educational Administration & Human Resource Development


How family and stress play a role in the undocumented student experience in college

How family and stress play a role in the undocumented student experience in college

Recent research by higher education scholar Dr. Cinthya Salazar in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development sheds light on the challenges undocumented students face in higher education.

- by Justin Elizalde
How to become a principal

How to become a principal

Have you ever wondered how to become a principal or what principals do? School administration expert Dr. Susan Holley shares everything you need to know.

- by Heather Janak
Why Latinx students may take longer to graduate

Why Latinx students may take longer to graduate

According to the Joint Economic Committee the highest percentage of individuals in the labor force are the Latinx community at 62%. However, just 17-20% of the Latinx community attends college. Latinx in STEM researcher Dr. Noemi Mendoza Diaz hopes to change this.

- by Heather Janak
CEHD signs MOU with Kenya Ministry of Education

CEHD signs MOU with Kenya Ministry of Education

Members of a delegation from Kenya visited the Texas A&M University campus on Sept. 12-13 to explore partnerships, ultimately signing a memorandum of understanding with the College of Education and Human Development.

- by Heather Janak

Educational Psychology


CEHD signs MOU with Kenya Ministry of Education

CEHD signs MOU with Kenya Ministry of Education

Members of a delegation from Kenya visited the Texas A&M University campus on Sept. 12-13 to explore partnerships, ultimately signing a memorandum of understanding with the College of Education and Human Development.

- by Heather Janak
Tong appointed to Douglas J. Palmer Endowed Chair

Tong appointed to Douglas J. Palmer Endowed Chair

Dr. Fuhui Tong, head of the Department of Educational Psychology, has been appointed to the Douglas J. Palmer Endowed Chair in Educational Psychology.

- by Heather Janak
Liew receives 2021 Chancellor’s EDGES Fellowship

Liew receives 2021 Chancellor’s EDGES Fellowship

Dr. Jeffrey Liew, professor and associate dean of research, is among thirteen distinguished faculty members at Texas A&M to be honored as 2021 Chancellor’s Enhancing Development and Generating Excellence in Scholarship (EDGES) Fellows.

- by Heather Janak
Dean Joyce Alexander announces return to faculty

Dean Joyce Alexander announces return to faculty

Texas A&M University College of Education and Human Development Dean Joyce Alexander announced Monday she will be stepping down from her position Aug. 31 to return to a faculty position.

- by Justin Elizalde

Health & Kinesiology


What creatine can do for you

What creatine can do for you

What we once thought was just a sports supplement for athletes is now known to be beneficial throughout the entire lifespan, from infancy to the later years of adulthood.

- by Heather Janak
CEHD signs MOU with Kenya Ministry of Education

CEHD signs MOU with Kenya Ministry of Education

Members of a delegation from Kenya visited the Texas A&M University campus on Sept. 12-13 to explore partnerships, ultimately signing a memorandum of understanding with the College of Education and Human Development.

- by Heather Janak
Summer care programs key in promoting child physical activity

Summer care programs key in promoting child physical activity

We typically think of summer as a time for playing and increased physical activity for children. However, this is not often the case, especially in rural and low-income areas.

- by Heather Janak
$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

Teaching, Learning & Culture


A&M scholar innovating path to colorectal cancer prevention

A&M scholar innovating path to colorectal cancer prevention

Dr. Lace Chen in the Department of Health & Kinesiology is using research to create a path to colorectal cancer prevention.

- by Justin Elizalde
More than a ring

More than a ring

When Rebecca Buckland ’09 had her ring stolen, student teacher Sarah Adams ’21 called on the Aggie family to replace it.

- by Heather Janak
Remembering Dr. Larry Kelly

Remembering Dr. Larry Kelly

Dr. Larry Kelly, clinical professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture, passed away Sunday evening.

- by Justin Elizalde
CEHD signs MOU with Kenya Ministry of Education

CEHD signs MOU with Kenya Ministry of Education

Members of a delegation from Kenya visited the Texas A&M University campus on Sept. 12-13 to explore partnerships, ultimately signing a memorandum of understanding with the College of Education and Human Development.

- by Heather Janak

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