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University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Our master of arts and master of science degrees are designed to be intensive programs for students who wish to gain expertise in a particular area within the education field. We offer master of arts and master of science degrees in educational studies for K-12 teachers and for those who wish to become teachers, for those interested in careers in facilitating educational improvement through leadership and policy, and for those who are pursuing academic or other interests. For those whose interests lie in higher education, we offer the master of arts in higher education.

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to prepare elementary and secondary teachers who are capable of and committed to a lifetime of inquiry in teaching and to a powerful education for all students in our diverse society. We believe that public education is a vital element in a dynamic and just democracy.

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About University of Michigan

At the School of Education, we combine the strength of one of the nation’s top research universities with a lengthy history of training effective teachers. Our faculty and researchers are examining and assessing the numerous factors that enable or inhibit successful teaching and school leadership. Much of our efforts are focused on the teacher’s and administrator’s vital and powerful roles in students’ learning. Our teacher education programs embody up-to-the-minute research and understanding of the optimum methods for teacher preparation. Our leadership preparation program combines emphasis on the development of capabilities to engage the work of continuous school improvement, while also gaining competence in the specific skills required of the school principal.

Grad School Registration

Harvard University provides students at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a wealth of opportunities to pursue academic, cultural, and recreational interests beyond the HGSE campus. Cross-registration is an excellent way to explore classes and subjects that HGSE does not offer, as well as to connect with colleagues at the other Harvard schools. Please take a few moments to review the cross-registration process at Harvard.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Defining diversity, equity and inclusion

At the University of Michigan, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. It is central to our mission as an educational institution to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment, for we believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence and the advancement of knowledge.

Diversity: We commit to increasing diversity, which is expressed in myriad forms, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status and political perspective.

Equity: We commit to working actively to challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.

Inclusion: We commit to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We know that by building a critical mass of diverse groups on campus and creating a vibrant climate of inclusiveness, we can more effectively leverage the resources of diversity to advance our collective capabilities.

Diversity Initiatives

Our strategic plan implementation has seen significant progress, with new DEI initiatives being incorporated into many aspects of the university’s mission and operations. Our progress is documented each year in our annual Progress Report, which is shared with the campus community each fall, as part of U-M’s Diversity Summit.

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CENTER FOR EDUCATION DESIGN, EVALUATION, AND RESEARCH

CEDER is a University of Michigan School of Education center devoted to offering high-quality designs, evaluations, and research on teaching, learning, leadership, and policy at multiple levels of education.

 

 

Our master of arts and master of science degrees are designed to be intensive programs for students who wish to gain expertise in a particular area within the education field. We offer master of arts and master of science degrees in educational studies for K-12 teachers and for those who wish to become teachers, for those interested in careers in facilitating educational improvement through leadership and policy, and for those who are pursuing academic or other interests. For those whose interests lie in higher education, we offer the master of arts in higher education.

 

The University of Michigan School of Education produces the nation’s leaders and best in the fields of education. In our doctoral programs, all students are encouraged and expected to think rigorously; to understand and appreciate the craft of scholarship and research; to demonstrate interest in and a capacity to make a difference in education; to be committed to diversity; and to have aspirations to become leaders of the highest integrity. It is the goal of our doctoral programs to produce leaders, researchers, policymakers and others who will assess, understand, and advance education both in this country and worldwide.

 

Our Diversity

The School of Education is proud to be a leader in the campus-wide initiative promoting Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. Adding “Justice” to these values underscores the role of educators in the creation of just societies. Through research, public scholarship, community building, and the preparation of education practitioners and policymakers, we articulate and advance our dije agenda.

As an organization, we value and seek to increase diversity along many dimensions, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender expression, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, language, national origin, U.S. resident status, religious commitment, age, and (dis)ability status. We recognize the history in the United States of racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination and the intergenerational effects of poverty, and we commit to work assiduously to promote and extend opportunities and outcomes for members of those groups that have been historically marginalized by these profound inequalities. It is central to that mission to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment, for we believe that diversity is key both to individual flourishing and to the advancement of knowledge. We know that without a vibrant community of people who identify as members of these groups, we cannot progress as a school. We also recognize that without building critical mass of these groups among our students, staff, and faculty, difference can be isolating rather than productive.

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Our Dean

At the School of Education, our effort to study and improve educational practice is inseparable from our determination to develop more effective and socially just systems of education. This mission is grounded in our commitment to promote diversity and to advance equity and inclusion.

Elizabeth Birr Moje

Dean of the School of Education

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University of Michigan School of Education
610 East University Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1259

Telephone: 734.764.9470

Hours: M-F: 8am – 5pm

Diversity is Valued at the School of Education

We respect and value individuals from all races, ethnic backgrounds, ages, genders, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, economic or veteran status, and other diverse perspectives and individual differences. Further, we are committed to tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect everywhere within our community and we affirm our promise to make the School of Education a welcoming place for all.