Education and Human Development

About CEHD


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. 


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 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.

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CEHD faculty, staff, and students are changing the world and improving lives through teaching and learning, research and discovery, and public engagement and outreach.
Dean Michael C. Rodriguez

About our students 2023-2024 academic year

    Our college makes a real difference in people's lives. Discover that difference in yourself.

    10 undergraduate majors
    30+ graduate degree programs
    25 research centers and institutes
    41% first-generation students

    Retention rates of first-year students

    90.3% of first year students returned to CEHD

    88.7% are students of color

    Graduation rates of students at CEHD

    71.7% of students who started at CEHD after high school graduated within four years

    The average time to complete a Master’s degree is 1.7 years at CEHD

    The average time to complete a Doctoral degree is 5.2 years at CEH

    Undergraduate students at CEHD

    Total enrollment: 2,315 students

    Undergraduate majors: 10

    First generation enrollment: 34.3%

    Undergraduate students of color: 37.2%

    Undergraduate international students: 72 students from 21 countries

    Graduate students at CEHD

    Total enrollment: 1,738

    Programs: 76

    Graduate students of color: 26.9%

    Graduate international students: 232 students from 58 countries

    Did you know |

    CEHD has more than 78,000 alumni worldwide.

    Senior management team

    Michael C. Rodriguez

    Michael C. Rodriguez >

    Dean, College of Education and Human Development | 612-626-9252

    Nicola Alexander UMN

    Nicola Alexander >

    Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Diversity, and International Initiatives | 612-624-1507

    Tabitha Grier-Reed UMN

    Tabitha Grier-Reed >

    Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Faculty Development | 612-626-8271

    Cassie Scharber UMN

    Cassie Scharber >

    Assistant Dean for Professional and Online Education | 612-625-6607

    Frank Symons UMN

    Frank Symons >

    Senior Associate Dean for Research and Policy | 612-626-8697

    Gail Renteria UMN

    Gail Renteria

    Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Operations | Tel: 612-625-0398 | Fax: 612-624-7332

    Ryan Warren UMN

    Ryan Warren

    Innovation and Partnership Officer | 612-626-5740

    Employment opportunities


    To view and apply for open positions, please visit the University of Minnesota Employment System. When searching postings, search by Department for open positions in CEHD.

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