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The Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University is a vibrant, diverse community of students and faculty members interested in studying issues of teaching, learning and learning to teach in elementary and secondary classrooms.
#1 in the Nation
For 27 consecutive years, Michigan State University has been ranked #1 in the nation in elementary and secondary education, according to the annual graduate program rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News also ranked the college #1 in curriculum and instruction.
Explore Our Community
The Department of Teacher Education is home to innovative programming, renowned faculty and a commitment to improving education at all levels.
Department Chairperson Dorinda Carter Andrews shares a welcome message to new friends, returning scholars and anyone who is interested in learning more about our community of teachers, scholars, leaders and world-changers.
TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS
TENURE-STREAM FACULTY (2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR)
IN EXTERNAL & INTERNAL RESEARCH FUNDING
ONGOING FACULTY RESEARCH PROJECTS (2018-19 ACADEMIC YEAR)
Excellence & Diversity
The department is known for its commitment to contributing knowledge through research, preparing outstanding teachers and collaborating with schools and communities to improve practice. Our renowned faculty have a wide range of interests and expertise, including teacher learning, STEM education, literacy, early childhood education, curriculum, assessment, urban education, race, culture and equity, critical theory, civic education, English language learners (ELLs) and educational policy.
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As educators, we always have to remain committed to a sense of humanity, longing for the best in young people and ourselves. That’s at the core of how we develop faculty, staff and students.
As home to the Journal of Teacher Education, MSU also operates a related blog to extend the conversation.