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Preparing Educators to Prepare the Next Generation

Welcome to the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). The college, along with the university, had its origin in 1877. We became fully accredited in 1972 by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The vision of the College of Education and Human Development is to be the premier Urban institution of choice within the state of Mississippi, the region, and the nation for the preparation of teachers, counselors and mental health professionals, professional development specialists, school leaders, and other school related professional practitioners with the latest in technology, best practices and as responsive educators with adaptive expertise.

We are also proud of our designation as a provider institution and partner with the U.S. PREP National Center for Educator Preparation Transformation.

Quality Education

COEHD is committed to social justice where students gain a greater understanding of power dynamics, develop respect for cultural differences and learn how to affect positive change in their communities. Our commitment is reflected in all that we do — our vision, mission, teaching, research, and service with our school districts, schools, community colleges, organizations, agencies, and other partners.

Our mission statement captures our commitment: In the COEHD, we value the mission of Jackson State University “to provide quality teaching, research/scholarship, and service. We are a vibrant, thriving teaching and learning community, that promotes equity, justice, and excellence in diverse urban settings. The college prepares educators, counselors, and leaders based on effective pedagogy, evidence-based practices, collaboration, leadership, innovation scholarship, and advocacy” and implementing the President Pillars student-centeredness, teamwork and collegiality, and pursuit of academic excellence implemented daily, supporting student success, and engaging our surrounding community.



Bachelor degrees
awarded in 2020.



ranked HBCU by
College Consensus.



alumni worldwide.

Explore Our Programs

COEHD is organized into five departments: Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Psychometric ServicesEducational Administration, Foundations, and ResearchEducational, Multicultural, and Exceptional StudiesElementary and Early Childhood EducationHealth, Physical Education, and Recreation. In addition, we have an executive Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education and the School of Lifelong Learning programs.  Whether your goal is to be a teacher supporting students’ teaching and learning, a counselor sustaining people, an administrator leading a school district, a researcher working on policies, a community advocate supporting community organizations, or a higher education administrator keeping the promises of stakeholders, we can help you to meet your goals.

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We offer seven undergraduate degree programs to suit your interests including Childcare and Family Education, Elementary Education, Health, Physical Education and Recreation and so much more.

JSU student reading books

We offer many graduate degree programs to suit your interests including ten master’s programs and two Ph.D. programs including: Early Childhood, Educational Administration, Urban Higher Education and so much more.

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The School of Lifelong Learning (SLL) meets the needs of present day workers and adult learners, 25 years of age and older, across the state, region, and nation.

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Supporting the Next Generation

Whether you are a JSU alum looking to give back, or a supporter who wants to invest in our students, making a gift to the College of Education and Human Development allows us to continue nurturing and educating the next generation of global leaders.


College Of Education And Human Development


College of Education and Human Development
1400 John R, Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217-0280



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