College of Education and Human Development

College of Education and Human Development

Excellence in Research

The UTSA College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) produces educators, administrators, counselors and health professionals with a global perspective on the educational, psychological, social and health needs of communities. It is the leading source of educators in the San Antonio area, with more than 600 teacher educators completing the teacher certification and professional certification programs each year. The college is ranked No. 3 in the United States for the number of education bachelor’s degrees that it awards to Hispanics according to Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.

The college is a national and international model in innovative teaching practices, health professional development and binational/bicultural issues. It offers more than four dozen degrees and certificate programs to educate future teachers, principals, counselors, psychologists and kinesiologists in areas such as bilingual education, mental health counseling, educational leadership, nutrition and dietetics, and athletic medicine.

More than 5,000 students are enrolled in the college, including the largest graduate enrollment at the university. Students study in one of six departments: Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, Counseling, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Educational Psychology, Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, and Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition. A diverse community enriches the educational experience at UTSA, where nearly 60 percent of students are from underrepresented minorities and about 45 percent will be the first in their families to earn a degree.

COEHD is also home to eleven centers and institutes. The Academy for Teacher Excellence, for example, provides faculty and graduate students with opportunities to conduct research that informs administrators, university faculty and community members with research-based practices. The Center for the Inquiry of Transformative Literacies, UTSA’s newest research center, combines literacy research with community outreach programs. The Women’s Studies Institute helps students theoretically and practically examine gender and its many intersections with multiple aspects of identity. During the past 10 years, its researchers have secured more than $43 million in external funding for scholarships, academic programs and research.

Additionally, the college has a large number of community outreach initiatives underway such as mobile health screenings, counseling services and literacy programs. These community engagement opportunities provide much needed services to the community while preparing UTSA top-tier students with hands-on experience in their fields.

Degree Programs

College of Education and Human Development

Centers and Institutes


One of the top 400 universities in the world
One of the top five young universities in the nation
— Times Higher Education
No. 6 in Texas and No. 30 in the nation most affordable doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision
One of the “Best of the Best” U.S. universities for minorities, veterans, females, individuals with disabilities and LGBT students
— Hispanic Network Magazine
No. 3 in the nation in awarding education bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students
— Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
Among an elite group of U.S. universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification
— Carnegie Foundation of the Advancement of Teaching
Member of National Academy of Inventors


UTSA at a Glance

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160 degree programs

Library Print, Photograph and E-resources

7.4 Million+

Total Budget

$547.7 Million





Local Economic Impact

$1.2 billion

Research and Development Expenditures

$68.1 Million



UTSA’s Mission

The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development - for Texas, the nation and the world.

UTSA’s Vision

To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.

UTSA’s Core Values

We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.

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