College of Education and Human Development

UMass Boston’s College of Education and Human Development prepares you to work across the lifespan as teachers, counselors, and administrators, in school, community and agency settings.

Do you want to be a teacher? 

Do you want to work with young children?

Do you want to be an administrator?

Undergraduate Program | Graduate Program

We have graduate degree-earning programs in educational administration; higher education; and urban education, leadership, and policy studies; and certificate programs in educational administration and teacher leadership.

Do you want to be a counselor, therapist, or school psychologist?

We have graduate programs in counseling psychology, family therapy, mental health, school counseling, and school psychology.

CEHD Field Placement Policy, Effective June 2016


The CEHD Senate and the Racial and Social Justice committee stand united against exclusionary, prejudicial and discriminatory language and behavior. Consistent with our university’s mission, we aim to ensure everybody—including our most marginalized and vulnerable youth—has access to higher education in a welcoming and inclusive environment.  Our charge, as educators, is clear in fulfilling the mission of the college: we protect and promote equitable access and success for all students, especially those who have been historically marginalized because of education level, national origin, socioeconomic status, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or racial, ethnic, linguistic, or cultural background. In order to achieve this mission, we firmly support a college environment that is open and inclusive, as well as one that protects the rights of those who may experience threats to their educational access.  We, as a college, will work to prevent harassment, hate, and acts of violence that inhibit education and undermine our democracy.

Counseling Psychology Doctoral Candidate, Tangela Roberts Visits the White House

CSP Counseling Psychology Doctoral Candidate Tangela Roberts visited the White House on two occasions last year. She was an invited guest for the White House Pride Celebration (pictured with President Obama) in June 2016 and attended the White House Community Briefing on Bisexual Concerns in September. Read More

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