School of Education and Human Services

Turn your spark into a flame at Oakland University's School of Education and Human Services with 28 programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Program areas include counseling; early childhood, elementary, secondary, and special education; educational leadership; and human resource development.

With an OU degree in education or human services, you can shape the future of your profession and touch the lives of thousands of learners wherever they may be— from preschoolers to professionals and from inner-city teens to teachers in rural classrooms abroad.

Majors and Programs

James Boudreau, CAS ’18 and SEHS ’20, believes in the power of a joyful learning environment. His education at OU gave him the confidence and tools to empower children on the autism spectrum to navigate future learning environments with independence.

Explore possibilities and take advantage of OU’s School of Education and Human Services’ majors and programs.


Rachel Strong put her passion to work by going after a degree in Elementary Education at OU’s School of Education and Human Services.

Capitalize on your talents and achieve academic and professional success. Take the first step at Undergraduate Admissions.


Denys Anderson has always been passionate about teaching. Oakland University's Teacher Preparation programs prepared her to flourish as a highly effective teacher and a powerful influence in the lives of children.

Push your golden potential to become a true leader. Take the next step at Graduate Admissions.