Elementary Education: #1 highest demand program in the College of Education

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For over 170 years, EMU's College of Education graduates are some of the most highly sought after educational personnel in Michigan, across the country, and around the world. Our college prepares outstanding educators, leaders and scholars in urban, global and diverse educational and community settings. We invite you to enroll in our renowned elementary education program and make a difference in the world.

Why study Elementary Education at EMU?

  • Top retention rate at EMU — COE students stay and graduate
  • Faculty with real-world experience: Our faculty balance teaching and practical scholarship to prepare you with relevant, real-world skills and awareness.
  • Scholarships offered each year to assist you in achieving your academic goals: Students apply for and receive thousands of dollars in financial aid from both endowed and expendable funds established by generous donors.
  • Hands-on early-field experience with children in various settings including classrooms in urban, rural and suburban schools
  • Our Elementary Education Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).
  • Average completion time: four years
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