Our three research and practice-oriented departments provide inspired learning opportunities that develop students into leaders in education. Our programs prepare students to transform lives on the local and national level, through hands-on teaching, research, policy, counseling, school administration, and education specialist positions. From strong partnerships with school systems to innovative research on how the brain influences complex learning behaviors, our academic programs are at the forefront of the field of education.

Our Departments

UMD Students with Terp Mascot
Our human development program ranked #4 in North America
Claire Kamp Dush's Ranking of HDFS Programs in North America

COE Annual Awards Ceremony

On Friday, May 4, the College of Education recognized faculty, staff and students at the College’s 16th Annual Awards Ceremony. A number of awards were given out in categories ranging from Excellence in Teaching to Outstanding Undergraduate Student, in addition to acknowledging accomplishments by members of the COE community.