About the College of Education and Human Development
For more than 100 years, our faculty, students, staff, and alumni have had a deep and historic impact on society. We are driven by a sustained belief in the value of each child, each person, as an individual with unique talents and challenges; an understanding that research and collaboration with community professionals will lead to solutions that will improve lives; and a dedication to preparing educational and human service professionals to carry the values and knowledge discovered here into the world to make it a better place.
Our college makes a real difference in people’s lives. Discover that difference for yourself.
Jean K. Quam
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The mission of the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development is to contribute to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span.
The College will advance research, teaching, and community engagement to increase opportunities for all individuals to have a successful start in life and to foster healthy human development, and will provide programs that meet the demands of the 21st century.
The College of Education was founded by the University in 1905. In 2006 the College of Education and Human Development became part of a newly organized college that now includes the former General College (Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning) and two units of the former College of Human Ecology (the School of Social Work and the Department of Family Social Science).
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Each year CEHD enrolls over 5,000 students. View complete college profile.
CEHD is committed to recruiting, enrolling, and educating a diverse population of students who represent the overall composition of our society. Learn more about CEHD's diversity programs and initiatives.
The college is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education, the Council on Social Work Education, the Minnesota Board of School Administrators, and the National Council for Accreditation in Teacher Education (NCATE).