A Legacy of Excellence. A Future of Possibilities.

For more than 150 years, the College of Education has been offering practice-oriented degrees for curious and critically reflective individuals who want to work as teachers, administrators, scholars, counselors, speech & hearing clinicians, and advocates. Our enduring reputation of excellence is sustained through a tradition of innovative and empowering practices, relevant and practical learning experiences, and a long-standing commitment to the education of diverse learners. From day one, our graduates are prepared to teach, to lead, and to imagine the possibilities of what can be in our schools, our institutions of higher education, and our communities.
Best Online Program 2024 - Grad Education

By the Numbers


Michigan State Normal School. 1899, first 4 year teaching degree in the United States


1st college in the United States to offer Special Education.


Academic Programs


All undergraduates – including international – get in-state tuition

In the Know More Stories

A photo of a group of students practicing water quality testing at Belle Isle in Detroit.

Building Watershed and Climate Literacy

The SEMIS Coalition, led by Ethan Lowenstein, received a $900K grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

A photo of Amanda Maher reading to a group of people at a workshop session.

Community Collaboration

COE creates a collaborative space to respond to educational and community needs.

A picture of 4 elementary aged girls. One holds a small jar of water while the others watch.

Coalition led by COE prof. Ethan Lowenstein is recognized for advancing STEM culture in SE Michigan

The Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition (SEMIS), led by Eastern Michigan University Professor Ethan Lowenstein was awarded the Critical Partners Award by MiSTEM Network.