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    Grow Your Own Program

    WMU launches Grow Your Own program to help teachers pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree at NO-COST.

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    Prior Learning Assessment

    New CEHD initiative awards credit for prior learning.

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    Urban Teacher Residency Program Launch

    Western Michigan University and the College of Education and Human Development to launch Urban Teacher Residency Program this summer.

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    Top teacher

    TLES grad wins Michigan's 2019-20 Teacher of the Year award.

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    CTE Credit

    New agreement awards qualifying students college credit for Career and Technical Education courses.

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    Catching Up with You in Kalamazoo

    Catching up with you in Kalamazoo! Update your information so we can stay in contact with you.

The College of Education and Human Development's Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies (TLES) develops educators who are committed to teaching for social justice. We support life-long teacher development through various certificates and degrees in online, hybrid and in-person instructional formats. You will gain valuable professional and networking experience in your chosen field through internships and student organizations, and our dedicated faculty and student services professionals will ensure you have the support you need to prosper.

Virtual K-12 learning resources

We are aware that families in our community need support to juggle the demands of work, distance learning and child care. Our department is happy to share resources and information to support families and schools.

Latest news

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    WMU alumna, Beulah Reece, inspires family full of educators

    When Beulah Crouch Reece earned her teacher certification from Western State Normal College in 1934, it was an exceptional accomplishment for a woman who grew up on a farm. What she didn’t know at the time, was that her dedication and passion for education and educating others would inspire and support countless others in her family and beyond to follow the same path.

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