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 CAEP-accredited, and 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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Sue Guthrie

Susannah Renee Guthrie is a senior exercise science major from Jackson, Tennessee. She has been the vice president of Lee’s FIT club, Secretary of FIT club, and Young Life Leader in Bradley County. While at Lee, she has earned the Hicks Scholar and the Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarship. Susannah was looking for an environment that would give her a well-rounded education and a safe place to explore who she wanted to become and for her, Lee was that place. “I have met so many kind and loving people on this campus and in the Cleveland Community, and I am just so grateful for the last four years that I have had here,” she said. Susannah recently passed the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Personal Training Certification and will use her time after graduation to build a cliental. She also plans to take on more responsibilities at Terra Running Company.