Welcome to the Department of Human Development at Teachers College, Columbia University!   

Faculty and students in our department conduct research on fundamental issues in human development, human cognition, analytics, and measurement and applied statistics, to increase scientific knowledge in these areas and to help solve educational and social problems. 

Current research in HUD emphasizes cognitive approaches to measurement and assessment, learning environments for the digital age, and the cognitive, social, and a neuroscience bases of learning and development.

Our programs include Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Science in Education, Learning Analytics, Measurement and Evaluation, and Applied Statistics.


The Department of Human Development is devoted to promoting an understanding of human development in families, schools, and social institutions across the lifespan. The department provides social scientists and educators with theories, empirical methods, and analytical tools for understanding and conducting research in human development and cognition and for helping solve educational and social problems.

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