The College of Education will become the University of Missouri College of Education & Human Development on July 1.
While the College name change coincides with the addition of a new department, Human Development and Family Science (HDFS), the new name is meant to capture the depth and breadth of academics, programs, and research occurring in the college.
“While we have a long history with education and curriculum, we are a very broad college that includes expertise in psychology, policy, technology, leadership, and so much more,” said Interim Dean Erica Lembke.
“What I like most about the new name and the new department is that it expands our expertise about the youngest children, draws in the family dynamic and relationships, and even brings in older adults,” said Lembke. “These are all related, and learning is a lifelong endeavor. I’m very excited about the possibilities of collaboration and scholarship, and the real benefit will be for our students.”
Fast facts about the College of Education & Human Development:
- 117 Faculty members who have won 34 national and campus awards since 2019
- More than $700,000 in scholarships available
- 24 outreach units, including a presence in every Missouri county
- 934 degrees awarded in 2020
- Students from 41 countries in 2020
- More than 50,000 living alumni