CEHD ranked #52 in best online master's in education programs

U.S. News and World Report ranked WMU No. 52 for best online master’s in education programs of all colleges and universities reviewed and No. 2 in the state of Michigan.

Cultivating culture

  • k-12 students in school

    Even before COVID-19, school districts nationwide were battling a teacher shortage. A new partnership between Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Public Schools and Benton Harbor Area Schools will develop a new pipeline to fill the dire need for quality instructors. The Urban Teacher Residency program will pay for candidates within the districts to earn their teacher certification while they work, mitigating some of the barriers that impede qualified candidates from pursuing a career in teacher education.

    Learn more about the Urban Teacher Residency program

  • 20% The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology (CECP) has enrolled on average 20% underrepresented races/ethnicities over the last ten years.

  • 207 CEHD has graduated 207 first-generation, incomeeligible or students with disabilities from our TRIO Future Educator Success Program over the last ten years (2011-2020).

  • $5 million A $5 million grant is being used to create new pipelines for teacher shortages in urban districts including Benton Harbor and Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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CEHD ranked #3 in the state of Michigan by U.S. News and World Report

In the newly-released U.S. News and World Report 2022 rankings, the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University has been ranked in the top 100 public institutions and No. 3 in the state of Michigan for graduate schools in education.

Discovery driven

  • Teacher helping student outdoors

    Dr. Selena Protacio’s grant is a design-based research study focused on bridging the technology gap between English learners in rural areas and their teachers by utilizing voice recorders to deliver lessons.

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  • 40% CEHD has been the most significant contributor to research at WMU, with its average research expenditure over the last three years (2018-2020) accounting for nearly 40% of the university total.

  • #3 The National Science Foundation has WMU’s College of Education and Human Development ranked No. 3 in the state of Michigan for federally-financed education related research.

  • $52 million Over the last ten years (2011-2020), CEHD acquired over $52 million external funding, a majority of which focused on improving the quality of K-12 education in the State of Michigan.

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Learner centered

  • Student using beakers

    Science-related jobs are among the fastest growing in the United States, but the country is facing a shortage of workers to fill them. The Pathways to Science Teaching program at Western Michigan University looks to change that by making science less intimidating for aspiring teachers.

    Learn more the Pathways to Science Teaching program

  • 98% 98% of new teachers prepared at WMU were rated ‘effective’ or ‘highly effective’ by Michigan school principals in the 2019-20 academic year.

  • CAEP The WMU teacher education unit is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) at review in 2020.

  • $2.2 million In the last five years, CEHD has provided close to $2.2 million in scholarships to our students from its various endowment accounts.

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About the College of Education and Human Development

As the cornerstone of Western Michigan University, the College of Education and Human Development 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.

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