“My experience at UD has prepared me in so many ways for the future. With the rigorous courses, challenging yet rewarding student teaching placements, and professors to guide us through the education program-I can say without a doubt that UD pushes their education students to reach new heights.”D. DiMatteo, teacher at Edison Charter school and education major
Welcome to the College of Education and Human Development!
Our college is dedicated to finding answers to the problems that confront our schools and to developing solutions to the challenges faced by children, youth and families around the world.
Our faculty and staff, who serve as teachers, researchers, mentors and advisors, challenge our students to become highly skilled professionals in the fields of education and human services.
We set high standards, allowing our students to start strong and finish strong. By integrating classwork with extensive field experience, our students are given the knowledge and tools to positively affect children and families, locally, nationally or around the globe.
Our graduates have the opportunity to become the next generation of leaders – teachers, parent educators, early interventionists, directors of family and community services agencies – all skilled professionals who will make a positive difference in the lives of children, adults and families.
Gary T. Henry,Ph.D., Dean
College of Education and Human Development
- Academic Units – School of Education and Human Development & Family Sciences
- Centers – 5 Research Centers and 3 Living Learning Laboratories, along with support services for students and the community.
- 2 Associate of Arts
- 4 Undergraduate majors
- 6 Undergraduate minors
- 8 Master’s programs
- 6 Doctoral programs
- 3 Graduate certificates
- 85 tenured and continuing track faculty
- 110 national and international grants in 2022
Over 97% of CEHD graduates are employed or pursuing further education. The UD Career Outcomes website shows what students do after graduation; see the employment and continuing education data for CEHD bachelor’s, masters or doctoral graduates.
- UD’s Carnegie classification is “R1: Doctoral Universities–Very high research activity” which places it in the top 3% of all U.S. universities and colleges.
- Over $24 million in grant funding in 2022 (see our Research website for details)
There is a myriad of deeply-rooted issues that face our society today–schools educating our children without adequate resources; families struggling with homelessness, mental illness and substance use; social inequities that limit the potential for people of all abilities; fissures in the structures that we count on to support our most vulnerable populations.
The faculty, students, staff and alumni in UD’s College of Education and Human Development all have a uniting purpose—to develop strategies, interventions and initiatives that aid individuals, groups and communities around the world to achieve their maximum potential.
As a national and international leader in research and teaching, we are committed to transforming the lives of people on campus, throughout Delaware, and beyond.