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Education should be a tool for transformation. For individuals. For communities. That is the core of Dean Laura Kohn-Wood’s mission for the University of Miami’s School of Education and Human Development. Building on the well-laid foundation of integrating educational, psychological, and physical wellbeing into formal education, established by former Dean Isaac Prilleltensky, Kohn-Wood intends to harness the immense talent, research skills, and know-how of her faculty, staff, and students to solve real-life problems.

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A special thanks to our alumni and friends who contributed this year! All contributions whether to annual giving, endowments, scholarships, or faculty support are deeply appreciated and vital to the School's growth.


March 24, 2020

A Message From President Frenk as Students Resume Classes Online During COVID-19.

University of Miami President Julio Frenk welcomes students back from spring recess and thanks faculty and staff for their ongoing efforts, as classes resume fully online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Get the latest information on the University’s response, as well as links to resources, and frequently asked questions at our dedicated website,
March 17, 2020

Advisory: COVID-19 Update No. 8 – (March 17, 2020)

Advisory: COVID-19 Update No. 8: COVID-19: Online instruction extended; on-campus housing modified (March 17, 2020)
March 17, 2020

Research shows verbal bias against Latinxs

We at the SEHD are proud of the Transformative Research by one of our Ph.D students in our Teaching and Learning (TAL) Department.  Edgar Diaz, and Matt DeRoo, Assistant Professor in TAL has research titled: “Latinxs in contention: A systemic functional linguistic analysis of 11th-grade U.S. history textbooks” which was  published in the Spring 2020 issue of Theory & Research in Social Education.
March 16, 2020

A video message to the University of Miami community from President Julio Frenk on the Coronavirus

UM continues to keep our university community abreast on the latest virus updates.  This video message goes to the University of Miami community from President Julio Frenk on the Coronavirus and our ongoing response to the #COVID19 outbreak. #umiami

Vision & Mission

To be a center of excellence in the study, promotion and integration of educational, psychological, and physical well-being in multicultural communities.

To produce knowledge and prepare the next generation of leaders, researchers, and agents of change and well-being in education and the community.

Research Center

The CEW-RC seeks to promote the emotional, educational, and physical well-being of all children and families.

We strive to work with diverse and underserved populations, to support individuals who dedicate their lives to helping others, and to ensure that our work is always culturally informed and evidence based.

Richter Library

The University of Miami Libraries rank among the top research libraries in North America with a combined collection of over 3.5 million volumes and access to more than 90,000 electronic and print serials.

Other resources include 656,893 electronic books, and access to more than 1,000 electronic databases.

Dean's Dozen

A group of twelve official student ambassadors who are involved in representing our school in university and general civic community life.

The Dean’s Dozen is a voluntary group of students formed for the purpose of aiding our school in representation and recruitment of students for the University of Miami.