The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) develops educational leaders and improves practice through teaching, research and service in the areas of public school administration, human resource development, higher education administration, adult education and student affairs administration. Statewide and nationally, EAHR graduates, faculty and staff play major roles in the education of children and adults.

As one of four departments in the School of Education and Human Development, EAHR is currently home to about 380 undergraduate students, 392 graduate students, 22 faculty and 22 staff.

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Human Resource Development
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“What I enjoy most are the opportunities to work with such a diverse, intelligent, talented group of life-long learners,” said Druery. “People who are helpful, friendly and want to see you succeed encourage me on a daily basis.”

 – Donna Druery

Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

Human Resource Development Honors

Human Resource Development Honors


The Human Resource Development (HRD) Honors Program will provide expanded study and broad-based opportunities for our most academically gifted and scholarly advanced majors. This 18-hour program is designed to challenge the interests and abilities of our students and to provide specific benefits including:

  • Individual instruction and advanced study relevant to the academically distinguished HRD majors,
  • Engaging and compelling approaches to the delivery of course content such as smaller classes, seminars, and the like,
  • Student-centered study via honors course contracts,
  • Participation in high impact HRD programs such as professional development opportunities, participation in study abroad trips, service learning projects, or capstone research projects directed by HRD faculty, and
  • Increased interaction with successful and highly motivated faculty in preparation for professional or graduate school admission.


Incoming Freshman

To be eligible for the HRD Honors Program, incoming freshmen will need to rank in the top 10% of their high school class.

Incoming Transfer Students

Transfer students must have a 3.50 or higher combined GPA at their previous institutions.

Current Texas A&M Students

Continuing Texas A&M students must have a minimum 3.50 GPA at TAMU and must not have already completed more than six (6) hours of EHRD honors eligible courses or have more than 6 hours of HRD honors eligible course in progress.

Students must apply to the program and are encouraged to consult with HRD academic advisors or the HRD Honors Coordinator as early as possible in their undergraduate career to plan their honors course sequences.

Note: Applicants are reviewed by committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.

  • A finalized F* will result in dismissal from the program.
  • Continuing Honors Students who fail to meet any of these requirements will be given a semester of probation to correct any deficiencies. While in probationary semester, a priority registration time will not be assigned. Honors Students who fail to meet requirements after a semester of probation will be dismissed from the program.

Department Requirements to Graduate with Honors

Students must obtain a minimum 3.50 cumulative TAMU GPA, a cumulative honors GPA of 3.25, and complete the following 15 hours of HRD Honors coursework and requirements:

*Other departmental approved 300 or 400 level EHRD course can be used in place of no more than two of the course requirements listed above. Substituted courses must be approved and include an honors contract


Students who are accepted into the HRD Honors Program will receive:

  • Priority registration privileges.
  • Certificate of Completion signifying achievement of the HRD Honors Program.
  • HRD Honors designation indicated on their official transcript.
  • Special recognition through the EAHR department.


Incoming Freshman and Transfer applicants must apply by the Thursday before the first class day of their first long semester. Once classes have begun, you are considered a current A&M student and must follow the current A&M student admission guidelines.

Current A&M students can apply for the honors program if eligible. The deadlines for current A&M students to receive priority registration benefits for the next registration window are:

Fall Honors Admission – February 10
Spring Honors Admission – September 10

Please be sure to submit the appropriate application:


Credit Hours: 15
Program Delivery: Traditional

Honors Contract


Aynur Charkasova

Clinical Assistant Professor

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  • Human Resource Development Honors Program Coordinator

Kaitlyn Hiney

Academic Advisor IV

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  • Human Resource Development (Last Names: A-C)

Isabella Wells

Academic Advisor I

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  • Human Resource Development (Last Names: D-Z)

Tuition and Fees

For a better understanding of your total cost of attendance (COA), please visit our cost and tuition rates webpage ( This webpage will provide you with an opportunity to review estimated COA information for undergraduate, graduate and professional students, as well as other resources such as the tuition calculator and billing and fee explanations.

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