What makes the College of Education and Human Development special?

The College of Education and Human Development is an integral part of Radford University's history. While it represents the University’s foundation as a state-supported teacher preparation institution, it also represents the University’s expansion into a coeducational, comprehensive public university distinguished by a large selection of academic programs.

Besides its established programs in elementary, middle and secondary education, the College now includes areas such as athletic training; sport administration; sports medicine; corporate and commercial fitness; health promotion; nutrition and dietetics; recreation, parks and tourism; counselor education; educational leadership; reading, early childhood education and early childhood special education; deaf and hard of hearing education; and high-incidence disabilities. Students in the college are “professionals-in-training” in the helping professions. We attract faculty and students who have a strong commitment to serving others.

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What is a Highlander?

A Highlander is a fearsome, strong and proud individual. And, Radford University is proud to serve as home to nearly 12,000 Highlander students with a national network of nearly 100,000 Highlander alumni.  

At Radford, we are defined by our close-knit and caring community. If you are looking for a supportive environment with world-class faculty and caring staff defined by one-of-a-kind experiences and interactions, Radford is the place for you!

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Muse Hall

Student Plaza

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The Fountain

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In the News

  1. Math Education program ‘ranked among the best’ in the U.S. »


    Radford University’s Master of Science in Education, a top-notch and fully-online Math Education program, is among the top 35 programs of its kind in the United States, according to recent rankings by Intelligent.com.

  2. Professional development workshop gives student teachers jumpstart on careers »


    Radford University’s College of Education and Human Development, in collaboration with the Center for Career and Talent Development, offered a full day of professional development for individuals projected to complete student teaching and graduate during the 2019-2020 academic year.

  3. Radford University faculty work toward inclusive classrooms for students with disabilities  »


    Two School of Teacher Education and Leadership faculty members recently spoke to the With Good Reason public radio program about their work to promote accessible teaching methods for children with disabilities.

  4. Radford University earns STARS silver rating for campus sustainability practices »


    Radford University’s campus sustainability initiatives have received a green thumbs up!


  5. Yesun-Erdene Jugdersuren: A goal and a dream »


    When she was 8 years old, Yesun came to the United States from Mongolia at the behest of her mother, who was completing her studies at Johns Hopkins University. Gradually, she came to call the metro-D.C. area home. Now, Yesun is becoming a proud Radford alumna.

  6. U.S. News & World Report highlights Radford University’s commitment to innovation with a significant rise in national rankings »


    Radford University advanced closer to the top of the list in the 2020 Best Colleges rankings in U.S. News and World Report. Radford University comes in at No. 12 for Top Public Schools – Regional Universities South, up from No. 18 last year.

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