The Washington Post incorrectly reported in Wednesday's editions the university from which Mary F. Berry, who has been nominated as assistant secretary for education in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, received her bachelor's and master's degrees. Both came from Howard University.

Two minority-group members are expected to be named today to two key posts in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, it was learned yesterday.

The expected appointments are those of Mary F. Berry, a black, as assistant secretary for education, and Arabella Martinez, a Hispanic, as assistant secretary for human development.

Berry, 38, currently serves as chancellor of the University of Colorado in Boulder. She has served as a consultant to the HEW Office of Civil Rights from 1973 until now.

Berry holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Harvard and a law degree from the University of Michigan. She has also served as provost and director of behavoral and social sciences at the University of Maryland in College Park. She left the university last year to take up her position at the University of Colorado.

Martinez, 39, is a social program manager and consultant for the District of Columbia and Oakland, Calif. She had served as director of Oakland's Spanish Speaking Unity Council, a nonprofit economic and social development organization. She is a resident of the District.

Also, according to published reports, Charles Hale Champion, financial vice president of Harvard University, has been selected to be the next under secretary of HEW, and Henry Aaron, a Brookings Institution economist who is an expert on welfare reform, has been chosen as assistant secretary for planning and evaluation.

The Champion and Aaron appointments are also expected to be announced today.