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. As of Fall 2020, approximately 90 regular full-time faculty serve 1,900 undergraduate and over 1,100 graduate students enrolled in programs leading to bachelor's, master's, specialist and doctoral degrees.
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Kohrman Hall was first opened in 1966 and is named after George E. Kohrman in 1980. Korhman Hall has offers a variety of classes for several departments, such as Family and Consumer Sciences, Education, Aviation, and Engineering and Applied Sciences. This building also features the advising office for the College of Aviation and studios for the Gwen Frostic School of Art.
Sangren Hall is home to the College of Education and Human Development and also houses the Department of Sociology and the Education Library. It is located in the center of the Main Campus near the end of West Michigan Avenue. Sangren Hall also provides several resources for students and faculty, such as:
Student Recreation Center
The Student Recreation Center at Western Michigan University houses University Recreation offices and programs. We offer open recreation, personal training, sport leagues and group exercise, utilizing equipment and facilities to promote health and well being. Programs focus on stress reduction, weight loss, increased flexibility and strength, friendly competition and social interaction.
Message from the dean
The College of Education and Human Development has the longest standing history among all the colleges at Western Michigan University with a 115-year tradition of excellence and success. "Continuing the Tradition of Success" is our motto. It depicts our brand promise and captures the brand spirit of our college. The motto not only reminds us of our root and celebrated history, but also highlights our long-lasting commitment to excellence and our enduring desire to achieve success.
Our college offers a broad range of diverse programs preparing exceptional professionals who advance knowledge, generate creative works and make a positive impact to society through their engagement with local and global community. The programs offered include professional preparation for careers in pre-K-12 schools, design firms, health and wellness agencies, sport and recreation venues, community organizations and a variety of business settings. In short, our college offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to study and pursue a career in people-centered professions.