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For more than 100 years, the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development has been driven by a sustained belief in the value of each person as an individual with unique talents and challenges.

We are the third largest college on the Twin Cities Campus, working across 12 buildings on two campuses featuring 10 undergraduate majors, more than 30 graduate degree programs, and 25 research centers and institutes.

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the college 12th among all public professional schools of education and 21st among all professional schools of education. Nationally ranked programs in CEHD include developmental (child) psychology at #1, special education at #8, and educational psychology at #9.

Explore our majors, degrees, and programs

New and featured programs


Family Social Science major

Improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Pursue careers in social services and nonprofit organizations, or prepare for graduate work in areas such as school counseling and social work. Find out more about the family social science major in this video.

Health and Wellness Promotion minor

This interdisciplinary minor in the School of Kinesiology supports careers in health coaching, community health, personal training, corporate wellness, and allied health careers.


Prevention Science M.A. in Family Social Science

Learn about systematic efforts to reduce the incidence of unhealthy or maladaptive behavior, and promote health and adaptive behavior in populations across the lifespan.

Applied Child and Adolescent Development M.A. in Institute of Child Development

Learn how to draw on development science to address the needs of children and adolescents in advocacy, community, and health care settings.

Physical Activity and Health M.Ed in Kinesiology

Learn about the leading-edge research, trends, and practices in physical activity as they relate to health in the United States. Discover techniques in effectively implementing programs designed to promote health through population-based physical activity.


Our seven academic departments are consistently ranked among the top in the nation.

Department of
Curriculum and Instruction

125 Peik Hall
159 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel: 612-625-4006
Fax: 612-624-8277

Department of
Educational Psychology

250 Education Sciences Building
56 East Rive Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel: 612-624-6083
Fax: 612-624-8241

Department of
Family Social Science

290 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Tel: 612-625-1900
Fax: 612-625-4227

Institute of Child Development

51 East River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel: 612-624-0526
Fax: 612-624-6373

School of Kinesiology

220 Cooke Hall
1900 University Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel: 612-625-5300
Fax: 612-626-7700

Department of
Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development

206 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel: 612-624-1006
Fax: 612-624-3377

School of Social Work

105 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Tel: 612-625-1220
Fax: 612-624-3744