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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Haley Grime

Haley Grime plans to become an international teacher one day. From Lebanon, Tennessee, Haley is majoring in special education with a minor in deaf studies and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is also a Hicks Scholar, a resident assistant for one of the residence halls, is the president of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, volunteers at Lee’s Center for English Language Learning, and is a member of the university’s LEAP (Learn Engage Achieve Program). “The best part of my Lee experience so far has been finding community and building biblical friendships with people who hold me accountable.”