About the College of Education and Human Development

College of Education and Human DevelopmentFor over 50 years, the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) has been preparing highly qualified school career personnel for the metropolitan New Orleans area. The college also serves the state, national, and even the international community with various teacher preparation programs and programs in counseling. Some of these programs are advanced programs that culminate in a Master’s degree or a doctorate.

Accredited by NCATE since 1977, the College of Education and Human Development is UNO’s key academic unit responsible for preparing teachers and other professionals for the PK-12 schools and the greater community. All professional education programs in the COEHD are approved by the Louisiana Department of Education, and the college has more nationally recognized teacher prep programs than any other university in the state of Louisiana. The counseling program, also nationally recognized, has maintained CACREP accreditation.

In addition to their academic achievements, the faculty and staff of the college are engaged with the greater community. The College of Education and Human Development was the first entity to assume management of a failing public school in response to an initiative approved by the citizens of the state. In response to the critical need for public school services in the neighborhoods surrounding the university following Hurricane Katrina, UNO began to manage several charter schools and now works in partnership with the Recovery School District and other schools and districts in the metro area. Also, after Hurricane Katrina, the faculty and students in the counseling program were engaged in various crisis response initiatives, addressing issues such as  post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, loss, and depression.