“I am a grad student and I work in one of the department’s centers. There is a real sense of camaraderie. Everyone is a colleague—your classmates, the faculty, advisors and coworkers in the center—I can ask anyone a question regarding my classes and they will help”L. Cutler, HDFS Ph.D. student
The College of Education and Human Development has over 1,000 undergraduate and nearly 400 graduate students.
Our goal is to prepare you to become leaders in your field, helping you address the most pressing social challenges of our time. To help you succeed, we provide assistance and guidance throughout your college career – and into your professional career as well.
Do you want to be a teacher? Or an advocate for children, families, people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations? The College of Education and Human Development offers 4 majors and 6 minors to prepare you to serve people in these critical fields.
Our graduate students work closely with faculty, who help them become respected scholars, researchers, professors or leaders in the fields of education and human development and family Sciences. We offer 4+1 programs, online and traditional master’s degrees, Ph.D and Ed.D doctoral degrees.
If you are interested in teaching grades 7 – 12, please visit
UD’s Secondary Teacher Education webpage
Students often say that they feel at home as soon as they arrive here. Our small class sizes, supportive faculty and hands on curriculum provide a challenging yet comfortable learning environment. Our goal is to ensure our students graduate with the knowledge and experience to enter their chosen field as a highly-qualified professional.
As a student in the College of Education & Human Development, we want you to succeed. Visit our links below to learn about our academic support services, student or professional groups, research opportunities and even career assistance.