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 Alumni Highlight: Catherine Crowley

Cate Crowley was inspired to pursue Speech Language Pathology at EMU while living and teaching English in Santiago, Chile. She realized there was a huge need for bilingual SLPs even here in the U.S..

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EMU's grad programs in education among Michigan’s best in annual U.S. News & World Report rankings

Eastern Michigan University programs in the College of Education are ranked among the top 150 online graduate programs in the country in an annual list compiled by U.S. News and World Report.

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Two EMU students and an EMU professor receive prestigious awards.

Two EMU students and an EMU professor were honored for the ways in which they powerfully honor diversity, the promotion of peace, community service and the values of Martin Luther King, Jr.