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

A photo of Dr. Perry Francis talking about the clinical suite in the reception area.

An introduction to the COE Clinical Suite at EMU.

The EMU COE offers clinical services including counseling and speech & hearing. The clinic is available to local community members and plays a vital role in our student's degree experience/training.

A photo of Sara Acton.

COE Communication Sciences and Disorders’ 60th Anniversary April Highlight: Sara Acton

Alumna and Brehm Scholar, Sara Acton, said her experience in the EMU COE CSD program helped her positively impact Indigenous communities.

A side-by-side photo of Eunice Jeffries (left) and Rema Reynolds (right).

EMU Chair of the Board of Regents and Associate Professor honored

Award celebrates local African American women who inspire others through vision and leadership, exceptional achievements, and participation in community service.