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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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    First-Year Faces

    Meet Kirstin LaDuke

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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.

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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 support

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Jacqueline Woodson Lecture with WMU Professor Jill Hermann-Wilmarth

Tuesday, Feb. 16
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Knocking Down The Walls

Virtual Demonstration

Tuesday, March 2
7:30 p.m.

To view the demonstration live, visit this Webex room on Tuesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Educator Appreciation Award Ceremony

Please nominate individuals for the following awards by Friday, March 26, 2021. 

For each nomination, please provide a paragraph, with specific examples that explain how the nominee meets the criteria for the award.