Burton HallFor more than 100 years, the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development has been offering students opportunities to explore areas of study such as education, child development, kinesiology, and social work. The college employs about 200 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, including three Regents Professors and two McKnight Professors. The college is a leading recipient of national and state research grants, reflecting the strength of its renowned scholars.

Whether it’s developing new educational technologies like Flipgrid, creating athletic wear for Muslim women, or training a more diverse teacher corps to educate our next generation, CEHD’s faculty and programs provide many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations in teaching, outreach and research – all working towards the college’s mission of improving lives in Minnesota and across the globe.


Dean Jean K. Quam

Associate Deans: Kenneth Bartlett (Faculty Development), Deborah Dillon (Graduate and Professional Programs), Na’im Madyun (Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Diversity, and Equity), and Frank Symons (Research and Policy)


U.S. News & World Report ranked the college 12th among all public professional schools of education and 20th among all professional schools of education.

Nationally ranked programs include: 

  • Developmental (child) psychology (1)
  • Student counseling (6)
  • Special education (10)
  • Educational psychology (9)

Research and Outreach

CEHD faculty and professional staff are active researchers, with 260 professionals directly involved in research. In 2014-15, the college was awarded $51.5 million for externally funded research.

Recent endeavors include:

  • CEHD, through a partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools, Northeast Metro District 916 and local teachers’ unions, pioneered two programs that provides multiple pathways to licensure for classroom assistants and support staff already working in our schools to create a more diverse teaching force.
  • Created new and innovative educational technologies like the collaborative learning environment Flipgrid and the Open Textbook Network, which provides free and open-source electronic textbooks to students on more than 100 campuses nationwide.
  • Published groundbreaking research on important issues like autism, intimate partner violence, STEM education, social and emotional behavioral disorders (SEBD) and the struggles facing military families.


The student body is racially and globally diverse: 41.3% of our first-year students are people of color and more than 312 international students come from 58 different countries.

Degrees Granted

1,776 degrees granted during 2014-15 (805 B.S., 589 M.Ed., 382 masters and advanced graduate degrees). In addition, 414 students completed post baccalaureate teacher licensure (257 initial licensures, 157 additional licensures).

Enrollment and Alumni (2014-15)

Undergraduate: 2,358
Graduate: 2,578
Total enrollment: 4,936
The college has more than 74,000 living alumni.


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Contact Information

College of Education and Human Development

104 Burton Hall, 178 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455

P: 612-626-9252

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