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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Student Research Positively Impacts Special Ed. Classrooms - Even in a Virtual Learning Environment

Faculty, Dr. John Palladino, mentors two EMU COE students, Olivia Grace Chandler and Sarah R. Dawson, with research that will positively impact Special Education Classrooms.

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Explore Eastern E-Series

Join us virtually this fall for a series of online events designed to help you Explore Eastern.

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Dr. James Barott Reflects on His 23-Year Teaching Experience Within the College of Education

Well-known and admired COE faculty, Dr. Barott, of 23 years, retires leaving a legacy of preparing passionate educators.