With a world to teach, being equipped to do so with excellence is as important as the passion that drives you to do it. In the College of Education, students receive personalized classroom instruction from highly qualified professors in technology-rich classrooms. Underscoring the College’s commitment to academic excellence, all undergraduate teacher license programs and all graduate education programs are state approved; the athletic training education program is CAATE-accredited. 

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Take a quick look at the home of the Helen DeVos College of Education: the facility housing our dynamic and close-knit learning community.


The Educational Doctorate in Professional Practice prepares the candidate to bring both theory and praxis into their specific area of educational practice. This program was developed by the faculty of the Helen DeVos College of Education along with Local Education Agency (LEA) partners to give candidates the skills and dispositions to impact education administration, policy, and instruction. This includes understanding the nature of change, the relational aspects of administration, and the leading of an organization that is constantly in flux. Analytical data skills and current assessment techniques are foundational to the degree.
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Deborah Hale

Deborah Hale is a senior in the Helen DeVos College of Education majoring in early childhood education PreK-3. She is a member of Alpha Chi and Spire National College Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society, and Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. “When I brought my daughter to LeeU Preview, I immediately fell in love with the campus and its atmosphere,” said Deborah, a non-traditional student from Chattanooga, Tennessee. She enjoys learning from professors who are not only passionate about education but teaching their students and serving the Lord. After graduation, she plans to teach kindergarten or first grade and hopes to one day help develop a preschool program geared toward students with learning differences.