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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 CEHD graduates are actively engaged in their field shortly after graduation.

  • $2.2m

    in new and renewed endowed scholarships awarded over the last 5 years.

  • 100%

    of undergraduate students complete an internship or field experience.

  • Top 100

    ranked public Graduate School of Education in the nation by US News and World Report.

Continuing the tradition of success

  • As the cornerstone of Western Michigan University, the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) continues to build upon its rich tradition of excellence by facilitating the preparation and growth of pre K-12 teachers, human service professionals, innovative designers, and health and wellness specialists.

  • Video of 60th Anniversary WMU College of Education and Human Development

CEHD Inclusion and Diversity Committee

Latest news

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    WMU recognized among top schools for online master's in education program

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    Grad student who lost sight finds hope in transforming rehabilitation for the blind