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WELCOME to the COEPD

The College of Education and Professional Development has the distinction of being the oldest part of Marshall University. The current combination of programs is a result of the merger of the College of Education on the Huntington Campus, and the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development, located primarily on the South Charleston campus.

We are now working together to provide programs for educators and educators-to-be for the state and for the region. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the COEPD.


New Math/Science scholarship for incoming Freshmen!

The Maier Stem Educator Scholarship was created to increase the number of highly qualified STEM middle school and high school teachers in West Virginia. Four students will be chosen for the 2019-20 academic year, and renewed for the following 3 years. The annual scholarship will be $15,000 for tuition, housing and other costs; a stipend of up to $1,500 for a laptop; and funding for a study abroad or student exchange experience. A total scholarship package of $71,000 maximum over a four-year period will be awarded. This amount may be adjusted based upon other financial aid opportunities.

Eligibility requirements:

– First Time Freshman
– West Virginia Resident
– 3.5 High School GPA or greater on a 4.0 scale
– 26 ACT Composite or SAT Equivalent
– Admission to College of Education and Professional Development (COEPD) and enrolled in an eligible COEPD Major —Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or General Science Education
– Applicant must be willing to teach for four years following graduation in West Virginia, preferably in the southern counties.

Deadline is March 1, 2019.  Click here for the application and contact information.


Early Childhood Education program recognized as one of the nation’s best!

Marshall ranks in the top twenty institutions in the United States for its bachelor’s degree program in early childhood education by the online resource CollegeChoice.net. Click here to find out more.


Elementary Education program recognized as one of the nation’s best!

Marshall ranks in the top ten institutions in the United States for its bachelor’s degree program in elementary education by the online resource CollegeChoice.net. Click here to find out more.


COEPD At A Glance

Data current at completion of the Fall 2018 Semester.  Source – Marshall University Institutional Research


Year Marshall University was Established 1837
Number of Campuses 2 (Huntington, South Charleston)
University Enrollment 13,178
COEPD Enrollment 1,928
        Undergraduate Students 682
        Graduate Students 1,246
        COEPD Degrees Offered
                BA: Bachelor’s Degrees BA, Early Childhood Education
BA, Elementary Education
BA, Secondary Education
                MA: Master’s Degree MA, Counseling
MA, Education
MAT, Teaching
MA, Leadership Studies
MA, Literacy Education
MA, Psychology
MA, Special Education
                Ed.S.: Education Specialist(Areas of Emphasis) Ed.S, Curriculum & Instruction
Ed.S, School Psychology
                Ed.D.: Doctor of Education Ed.D, Curriculum & Instruction
Ed.D, Educational Leadership
        EPP Faculty, full-time 56
Graduates, 2017-2018 Academic Year (Taken from Student Information Systems) 474
        Undergraduate degrees 152
        Graduate degrees 299
        Doctoral degrees 23

Federal Title II Data