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Department of Teacher Education

POWERFUL REDESIGN
Students interested in becoming elementary teachers now have an exciting new pathway in our redesigned Teacher Preparation Program.
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Teacher Education

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 28 consecutive years, Michigan State University has been ranked #1 in the nation in elementary and secondary teacher education, according to the annual graduate program rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

In the 2023 rankingsU.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.

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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.

DORINDA CARTER ANDREWS

Chairperson, Department of Teacher Education

By the Numbers


51


TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS
(2018-19)

44


TENURE-STREAM FACULTY (2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR)

$16.5M+


IN EXTERNAL & INTERNAL RESEARCH FUNDING

23


ONGOING FACULTY RESEARCH PROJECTS (2018-19 ACADEMIC YEAR)

Our faculty

The diverse, creative and impact-driven faculty in the Department of Teacher Education are dedicated to research that improves teacher education in and out of the classroom. Our scholars have interests in a variety of areas of expertise, and work collaboratively within the department, across the college and university and beyond to help prepare teachers of all experience levels how to lead.

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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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Department of Teacher Education
620 Farm Lane, Room 313 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
P: (517) 353-5091 F: (517) 432-5092
Email: coete@msu.edu