Welcome from our Dean, Darrell Kruger



Welcome to the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) at the University of New Orleans! On behalf of the COEHD faculty and staff at the University of New Orleans, I would like to welcome you to our website. I am delighted that you are visiting us online.

The COEHD prepares counselors, teacher educators, health promotion and human performance professionals, and K-12 and higher education leaders. We offer a wide variety of traditional undergraduate and graduate programs as well as alternative programs including the MAT and alternative leader certification. We are NCATE and CACREP accredited.

The COEHD turns 50 this year! We are extremely proud of our more than 10,000 alumni who continue to positively impact the educational landscape in the New Orleans metropolitan area, Louisiana, and the nation. Seventy two percent (72%) of our alumni live in Louisiana with the strongest concentration (80% of all alumni in Louisiana) in three parishes, namely, Jefferson, Orleans, and Saint Tammany. Outside of Louisiana, we have notable alumni concentrations in Texas (7%), Georgia (3%) and Mississippi and Florida (2% each.)

The College continues to engage with external stakeholders through both formal and informal partnerships to deepen and advance our work and impact the lives of children in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Our primary focus is in a six parish area that includes Saint Tammany, Saint Charles, Jefferson, Orleans, Saint Bernard, and Plaquemines. We place student teachers and interns in a diversity of schools including public, parochial, and charter.

The College is comprised of three departments, namely, Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations; and Special Education and Habilitative Services. Our COEHD Resource Center with over 18,000 titles is an especially outstanding and noteworthy resource. Counseling graduates are prepared in a College facility that is conducive to modeling, demonstration, supervision, and training during their program of study and the facility is equipped with appropriate technologies and observational capabilities to assist learning. Last but not least, we are especially proud to lead the acclaimed Neighborhood Story Project which represents a higher education and K-12 partnership. We invite you to visit with our faculty and staff and tour our departments when on campus.      

Darrell Kruger, Ph.D.