College of Education and Human Development

Use College of Education and Human Development on first reference. CEHD is acceptable on second reference. 

The University of Missouri College of Education and Human Development (Mizzou CEHD) prepares and supports professionals in education, information, lifespan and intervention sciences who improve the quality of life and economic development for the people of Missouri, the nation and the world.

The college’s mission is fulfilled by taking a comprehensive, collaborative approach across a wide range of disciplines and professions, including educator preparation, leadership, counseling, early childhood education, special education, higher education, public policy, family and lifespan development, information sciences and technology.

The college is a national leader in the preparation of educators with its top-rated graduate degree programs and a teacher preparation program that emphasizes early hands-on field experiences for future teachers. There are more than 50,000 living alumni worldwide.


  • Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA)
  • Educational, School and Counseling Psychology (ESCP)
  • Human Development and Family Science (HDFS)
  • Learning, Teaching and Curriculum (LTC)
  • School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT)
  • Special Education (SPED)