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

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

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

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Academic Programs

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All undergraduates – including international – get in-state tuition

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40 EMU faculty members receive University supported fellowships for research and creative activities

EMU is awarding Faculty Research and Creative Activity Fellowships to 40 faculty members in 2022-23. The annual fellowships were approved June 16 by the University’s Board of Regents.

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Eastern Michigan University names Ryan Evely Gildersleeve as new dean of the College of Education

Eastern Michigan University today (May 12, 2022) named Ryan Evely Gildersleeve as the dean of the College of Education (COE).

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EMU Today: Eastern Michigan University Recognized for 26 Top Master's Programs in the U.S.

Among these 26 top ranked master's programs in the nation, are Educational Leadership, Special Education, Educational Psychology and more!