The college is a nationally recognized leader in educator preparation, special education, counseling, and school leadership, and is home to 11 centers engaged in groundbreaking research. With our record of achievement and scholarship, CEHD is ranked among U.S. News and World Report’s Top 50 best education schools in the country.
Our Graduate School of Education — the largest and most comprehensive in Virginia — is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.
Our School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism offers some of the university’s most sought-after academic programs, enrolling nearly 1,000 students in dynamic and career-ready studies in kinesiology and athletic training, health and physical education, and sport, recreation, and tourism management.
Mission: The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) inspires undergraduate and graduate students to promote learning and development across the life span. Innovative, inclusive, and cutting-edge, the college and its two schools prepare professionals who improve lives and make a difference for our community and for the world.