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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

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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.

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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.

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Educational Administration & Human Resource Development


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
2021 Women’s Research on Women Symposium virtual this year

2021 Women’s Research on Women Symposium virtual this year

The 2021 Women’s Research on Women Symposium will take place virtually this year on Mar. 29 at 3 p.m. via Zoom.

- by Karli Geyer

Educational Psychology


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
Brain Matter: How our attention can be affected by food

Brain Matter: How our attention can be affected by food

In a recent study of obese adolescents, behavior expert Dr. Steven Woltering found that body mass affects how distracted you are by food, and how long it takes you to refocus after that distraction.

- by Justin Elizalde
Woodward recognized with University Professorship

Woodward recognized with University Professorship

The University Professorships in Undergraduate Teaching Excellence are conferred upon the most distinguished teachers of undergraduates.

- by Ashley Green
Telepractice delivers services to parents of children with autism

Telepractice delivers services to parents of children with autism

Through C2C, coaching sessions are provided to families using Zoom. Over the course of three months, parents are involved in 10 online meetings where they are taught various techniques, such as incentivizing communication, to help improve their child’s social communication skills.

- by Ashley Green

Health & Kinesiology


Former health education student mentors homeless youth in Hawaii

Former health education student mentors homeless youth in Hawaii

Homeless youth across the U.S. experience many obstacles as a result of their circumstance. In Hawaii, they face additional challenges that are unique to the state.

- by Heather Janak
Parent attitudes on genetic testing for children with autism spectrum disorder

Parent attitudes on genetic testing for children with autism spectrum disorder

Around one percent of the world’s population has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Lei-Shih (Lace) Chen, associate professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, conducted research focused on parent perception, knowledge and experience with autism genetic testing.

- by Karli Geyer
How social networks within CrossFit gyms are aiding in addiction recovery and creating community

How social networks within CrossFit gyms are aiding in addiction recovery and creating community

Social networks formed in CrossFit gyms have been found to influence how much high-intensity exercise is preferred and tolerated while also helping create positive communities which help addiction recovery.

- by Justin Elizalde
The need for unified messaging on prenatal alcohol use

The need for unified messaging on prenatal alcohol use

Midwife responses varied when asked by researchers how they would respond to a patient that confides in them that they drink alcohol while pregnant. The findings highlight an urgency to ensure health care providers’ messaging on prenatal alcohol use aligns with national guidelines of abstinence from alcohol while pregnant.

- by Heather Janak

Teaching, Learning & Culture


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
Student holds book drive for Boys and Girls Club

Student holds book drive for Boys and Girls Club

Her focus was not just gathering all available books – she wanted to find books that celebrate different cultures and identities.

- by Ashley Green
Assessing English language learners for special education

Assessing English language learners for special education

Identifying ELL students with disabilities can be difficult. There is a lack of adequate assessments and most education professionals do not have the experience to effectively assess ELLs for special education.

- by Ashley Green

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