Our Programs

Our comprehensive range of flexible programs and degree offerings prepare aspiring teachers, practicing professionals, and educational leaders with the necessary knowledge and skills to launch or accelerate their careers.

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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.


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

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COE Communication Sciences and Disorders’ 60th Anniversary Faculty Highlight: Dr. Lizbeth Stevens

Professor Emeritus, Dr. Lizbeth Stevens, reflects on her time with the EMU CSD program and as a SLP advocate in Michigan in which she accomplished great advances for those in her field.

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COE Alumna Starts A Facebook Page With Over 7,000 Members to Encourage Inclusive Literature for Kids

Elizabeth Hatline, a 2008 COE alumna, started a trending Facebook group called “Raising Readers to Become Leaders” to recommend inclusive & diverse books for parents/educators to give to students.

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College of Education innovates student teaching placements during the COVID-19 pandemic

EMU student teaching supervisors and staff worked through many challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure EMU students could fulfill their student teaching requirements safely as planned.