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    New program in special education

    WMU to offer expedited Master of Arts in Special Education with Initial Teacher Certification fully online.

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    Prior Learning Assessment

    New CEHD initiative awards credit for prior learning.

Rethink Smart

The College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University is a diverse and vibrant institution of professional education, preparing individuals annually for leadership in their fields. The college is comprised of six departments: counselor education and counseling psychology; special education and literacy studies; family and consumer sciences; human performance and health education; teaching, learning and educational studies; and educational leadership, research and technology.

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If you are an incoming student interested in the College of Education and Human Development, click on your student type below for next steps and more information.

Looking for online programs?

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To help you prepare for a great career and thrive, CEHD offers online education that combines high academic quality with flexibility and convenience that fits your life.

  • 96% of College of Education and Human Development graduates are actively engaged in their field shortly after graduation

    Post-graduation Activity Report (2020-21)

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  • $2.2M in new and renewed endowed scholarships awarded over the last 5 years

  • 82% of College of Education and Human Development undergraduates completed at least one internship or field experience

    Post-graduation Activity Report (2020-21)

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  • No. 106 ranked Graduate School of Education by U.S. News and World Report

    U.S. News & World Report (2023)

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Virtual resources

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    We recognize that it is not always possible to visit Western Michigan University's campus. However, the College of Education and Human Development at WMU has a variety of ways for you to experience our campus virtually, whether you're seeking to learn about academic programs, see our classroom and social spaces, interact with our staff, or get your questions answered from afar.

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