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  • Welcome to Marshall University and the College of Education and Professional Development

  • Shaping a Bright Future for our Students

  • Preparing the Teachers of Tomorrow

  • President Gilbert reading to kids on SUPER Day

  • Marco Makes Learning Fun

  • MU students working with elementary students

    Getting involved with K-12 students

  • COEPD Freshman fill school supply backpacks during WOW

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    South Charleston Campus

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.


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 2017 Semester.  Source – Marshall University Institutional Research


Year Marshall University was Established 1837
Number of Campuses 2 (Huntington, South Charleston)
University Enrollment 13,259
COEPD Enrollment 2,227
        Undergraduate Students 857
        Graduate Students 1,370
        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, 2016-2017 Academic Year 538
        Undergraduate degrees 150
        Graduate degrees 331
        Doctoral degrees 18

Federal Title II Data