College of Education and Human Development

Administrative Officers

Dean - Michael de Miranda, PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs - Beverly Irby,  EdD

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs - Christopher Cherry, PhD

Interim Associate Dean for Research - James Fluckey, PhD

Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs - Dalun Zhang, PhD

Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration - Jill Hobbs

General Statement

The College of Education and Human Development is dedicated to transforming and enriching lives with programs built on the core Aggie values of leadership, excellence, integrity, loyalty, respect and selfless service.  

Consistent with the land grant mission of our university, the teaching, research and service activities of the college foster innovation and development, influence policy and practice, and transform the lives of individuals in our state and across the nation. With outstanding faculty and students, the college creates a community of scholars who impact the world. Its faculty provide innovative, high-impact educational experiences with an emphasis on transformational learning opportunities.

The college has a history of preparing high-quality teachers and administrators and is consistently among the leading institutions in the state for producing the highest number of certified teachers in high-need areas. It continues this tradition of preparing professionals and leaders in education, sport, business, government, and kinesiology through programs in four academic departments: Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR), Educational Psychology (EPSY), Kinesiology and Sport Management (KNSM), and Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC).

The college manages programs for the preparation of certified school personnel as well as human service professionals in the private sector, state and community agencies. Undergraduate majors include education leading to certification in early childhood, early childhood through sixth grade, middle grades, bilingual and special education; human resource development; kinesiology; and sport management. Students interested in any elementary, middle school or secondary certification programs should meet with a college advisor regarding all program options.

Requirements for Admission to Teacher Education Programs

The State of Texas establishes standards for teacher education programs. All certification programs at Texas A&M are in compliance with these requirements. Students must meet state, University, College of Education and Human Development and department/program requirements for matriculation into a teacher education program. Students are responsible for contacting the departmental advisors to obtain information about specific requirements for their major and program areas.

Teacher Education Retention Policy

A student, after being admitted to teacher education, who fails to continue to meet all requirements, will be dropped from the program and may not continue in or register for any professional teacher education course. Any student removed from or who discontinues student teaching because of unsatisfactory performance will be dropped from the teacher education program. A student dropped from the teacher education program may apply through their respective department for readmission to the teacher education program.