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Academics

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

Undergraduate

Recreation Administration in Kinesiology

Study recreation administration where it's valued. Minneapolis and St Paul’s park systems were ranked the best in the nation by The Trust for Public Land’s 2017 ParkScore Index.

Racial Justice in Urban Schooling minor in Curriculum and Instruction

The Racial Justice in Urban Schooling minor is designed for students interested in the intersections of race, social class, language status, gender or sexual orientation, and how those impact educational equity and social justice. How do schools create and perpetuate social inequalities? How can educators make schools a place of educational equity? Gain a deeper understanding of urban schools as complex institutions. Become part of the solution.

Graduate

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.

Departments

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

Clinfo@umn.edu
Tel: 612-625-4006
Fax: 612-624-8277
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Department of
Educational Psychology

250 Education Sciences Building
56 East Rive Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

epsy-adm@umn.edu
Tel: 612-624-6083
Fax: 612-624-8241
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Department of
Family Social Science

290 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

fsoinfo@umn.edu
Tel: 612-625-1900
Fax: 612-625-4227
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Institute of Child Development

51 East River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55455

icd@umn.edu
Tel: 612-624-0526
Fax: 612-624-6373
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School of Kinesiology

220 Cooke Hall
1900 University Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

kin@umn.edu
Tel: 612-625-5300
Fax: 612-626-7700
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Department of
Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development

206 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

olpd@umn.edu
Tel: 612-624-1006
Fax: 612-624-3377
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School of Social Work

105 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

sswweb@umn.edu
Tel: 612-625-1220
Fax: 612-624-3744
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