Undergraduate Admissions and Advising
The College of Education and Human Development’s Office of Admissions and Advising at Western Michigan University serves undergraduate students with majors focusing on human development and teacher education programs.
Important information regarding advising, Degree Works, registration, transcripts, graduation requirements, tuition, dates for course registration, refunds, withdrawals, grading, and final exam schedules can be found on the registrar's website.
The College of Education and Human Development's Office of Admissions and Advising offers different types of advising:
There will be no drop-in advising Wednesday, August 25, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
August 29 through September 8 all advising will be conducted through on-campus drop-in advising. If you have extenuating circumstances that prevent you from coming to campus for advising, please call the office to schedule a virtual appointment.
After students are admitted to WMU and declare a major in the College of Education and Human Development, they may apply for up to 6 department credits for their high school Career and Technical Education courses that align with our academic programs.
Office hours, location and contact information
Teacher Education Programs
- Art Education major
- Business Education major
- Early Childhood Elementary Education major
- Early Childhood Unified Education: Birth through Third Grade
- Early Learning and Intervention: Birth through Kindergarten major
- Elementary Education major
- Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education major
- Industrial Technology Education
- Music Education major
- Occupational Education Studies major
- Physical and Health Education Teacher Education: K-12 major
- Secondary Education major—admission to this program is suspended; see M.A. in Secondary Education
- Special Education major
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): K-12 and Elementary Education PK-3 major
Human Development Programs
- Child and Family Development major (for admission beginning fall 2022, please see Family Science and Human Development: Child Development and Services)
- Education and Human Development major
- Event Management minor
- Exercise Science major
- Exercise Science: Clinical/Pre-Professional major
- Exercise Science: Human Performance major
- Exercise Science: Strength and Conditioning major
- Family Science minor
- Family Science and Human Development: Child Development and Services major
- Family Science and Human Development: Family Studies major
- Family Science and Human Development: Youth and Community Development major
- Family Studies major (for admission beginning fall 2022, please see Family Science and Human Development: Family Studies)
- Fashion Design and Development major
- Fashion Merchandising major
- Fashion Merchandising minor
- Food Service Operations and Sustainability minor
- Human Development minor
- Interior Design major
- Interior Design minor
- Leadership for Social Change minor
- Nutrition and Dietetics major
- Recreation Management major
- Sports Coaching minor
- Sport Management major
- Strength and Conditioning minor
- Workforce Education and Development major
- Workforce Education and Development minor
- Youth and Community Development major (for admission beginning fall 2022, please see Family Science and Human Development: Youth and Community Development)
- Youth and Community Development minor
Vision and mission
Our vision is to improve the human condition by empowering students to achieve their personal, academic and professional goals.
Our mission is to align our advising theory, research and practice with the National Academic Advising Association guidelines by assisting students in developing academic plans through the dissemination of accurate advising information; to empower students to take ownership of their academic journey and to collaboratively share in the responsibility between advisor and student through a holistic and appreciative advising approach; and to create a culture of success where all students can easily access services and where the diversity of every student is welcomed, respected and valued.