The outsized impact of CEHD

A photo of President Choi meeting with faculty and staff from the College of Education and Human Development.

Throughout the academic year, I visited with each of our 13 schools and colleges. On my final stop, I met with faculty and staff from the College of Education & Human Development (CEHD) to recognize their many accomplishments.

CEHD is home to more than 1,000 undergraduates, including future teachers who complete hands-on training in classrooms across the state. The college’s commitment to student success is paying off. Their graduation rate is an impressive 81%, and 99.5% of CEHD students have a positive career outcome within six months of finishing their degree.

CEHD also has an outsized contribution to our research. Their faculty received $107 million in research awards from 2019 to 2022. This translates to innovative programs that make a difference in our state. The National Science Foundation supported two recent CEHD projects to provide STEM research opportunities to students with disabilities and to implement a green energy curriculum in rural Missouri schools. Three world-class MizzouForward researchers have also joined CEHD, expanding the college’s impact even further.

Faculty want to join the college because of its excellent reputation. Our students know that CEHD prepares them to lead and launch careers in high-demand fields that make a difference.

— Mun