About the College

The College of Education and Professional Development, accredited since 1954, is the oldest academic unit within Marshall University, dating back to 1867. Thirty-two educational certifications are offered, including certifications in early childhood, elementary education, secondary education and administration.

The Master of Arts in Teaching provides students with degrees in other fields the opportunity to take professional education courses along with field experiences and graduate with teaching certification and a Master’s degree.

The College of Education and Professional Development provides an array of degree and professional development programs, continuing education opportunities and services that address needs of adult learners who are primarily fully employed students.

The college provides professional/technical expertise for the service area and is actively involved in addressing regional and state level educational, mental health and social issues.


The College of Education and Professional Development (COEPD) at Marshall University was granted Accreditation at the initial-licensure level and the advanced-level by the Accreditation Council of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on April 29, 2019.

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