Our School

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.

NEWS@TheSEHD

August 15, 2019

From the Desk of the Dean – August 2019

Summer is over – the fall term begins! As the daughter of teachers, and as a lifetime academic who has been on a school-based calendar from childhood through middle age, I have become quite familiar with….
August 9, 2019

UM’S Partner, the Glazer-Lorton Writing Institute, Gives Teachers New Insights and Classroom Strategies

Shawn DeNight, an English and journalism teacher at Miami Senior High, says the Zelda Glazer and Eveleen Lorton Writing Institute (GLWI) is the best professional development program in South Florida. “I’ve been coming here for 26 years, and I always get new ideas and fresh inspiration to take back to my students.”
August 9, 2019

Middle School Students Learn About Healthy Eating – And More!

Healthy eating and regular exercise provide a strong foundation for success in life, according to Professor Arlette Perry, in the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development’s Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences (KIN).
August 9, 2019

Meet Winston Warrior

Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing

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.