Academics

Dean’s Office

Message from Dean Michael Middleton

Welcome to the College of Education and Human Development at UMass Boston.  At CEHD we are deeply committed to advancing our understanding and practice of education in an urban context and to engaging our students as they prepare to enter increasingly complex and diverse communities as professionals in education.  Through research, teaching and community engagement, the CEHD faculty, staff and students make significant contributions to addressing equity, inclusion, achievement and well-being both locally and globally.

CEHD relies on strong partnerships in local schools and agencies to enhance the experience of our students.  Graduates of our programs assume roles of responsibility and leadership in PreK-12 classrooms, schools and school districts, colleges and universities, research centers, and community agencies.  By examining how research translates into action, the role of culture and community in education, and reflective practice, our graduates are prepared to guide the development of students and build on the strengths and assets of communities.  

Our website provides the opportunity for you to learn more about CEHD and each of our three academic departments – Curriculum and Instruction, Counseling and School Psychology, and Leadership in Education.  Each department has a broad range of offerings from Massachusetts state licensure programs, Master’s and Doctoral degrees, and Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study, as well as undergraduate teacher preparation.  You may also learn more about the three Centers and Institutes associated with CEHD:  Center for Science and Mathematics in Context (COSMIC), Institute for Learning and Teaching (ILT), and the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE).

I hope your exploration of our website leads you to learn more about CEHD, our faculty and programs and invite you to take the next step to make a difference!