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 Ph.D. Student Highlight: Director Roderick Wallace

Roderick Wallace is a Ed. Studies PhD student studying Urban Education, specifically how music technology can be used to teach STEM education, academic resilience, and give students a voice.

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COE Alum is Just One of The Many Generations of Teachers in Her Family to Graduate From Eastern

Phyllis Wilkerson, a current COE Adjunct Professor, shares an alma mater with multiple generations of family members that pursued careers as educators.

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EMU online master’s program in Ed. Leadership – K-12 administration ranked among country's best.

The EMU master’s program in educational leadership in K-12 administration has been ranked one of the country’s best programs of its type in an annual guide to top online school.