For students who wish to major in education, Michigan offers many strong programs. Throughout the state, U.S. News and World Report ranked three Michigan universities in the top 100 best education programs in 2010. A degree in education can lead to a career in teaching in the classroom, tutoring, counseling or research. When choosing an education program, consider the amount of tuition, degree types offered and the school's location.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: School of Education
Founded in 1921, the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor School of Education has a long history of improving education. The University of Michigan is a public institution, and the School of Education tied for 14th on U.S, News and World Report's best education programs in 2010. The school offers undergraduate certificates, including Elementary, Secondary and a certificate to teach Library Media, Music and Physical Education. Graduate students can pursue degrees such as a Master of Arts in Education, a dual degree in Education with a Business MBA, an Education Ph.D. with Statistics M.A. and a science or mathematics education Ph.D.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI 48109 734-764-1817 soe.umich.edu
Michigan State University: College of Education
Michigan State University, a public institution, is located in East Lansing, Michigan. The College of Education is consistently top-ranked, tying for the 17th best education college in the country on U.S. News and World Report's 2010 list. For 16 years, the college's elementary and secondary education programs ranked first in the nation, according to the school's website. For undergraduates, the college offers elementary, secondary and special education degrees. For students seeking a graduate degree, the college offers numerous Master of Art's degrees, including counseling, educational technology, K-12 administration, school psychology and special education. The Ph.D. programs include educational policy, K-12 administration, mathematics education and Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education.
Michigan State University 101 Angell Bldg East Lansing MI 48824 517-355-1855 educ.msu.edu
Western Michigan University: College of Education and Human Development
Located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Western Michigan University is a public institution with a strong education program. Ranking 91st in the nation on U.S. News and World Report's 2010 list, the College of Education and Human Development offers teacher certification and degree programs. For undergraduates degrees that require a teaching certificate, students can pursue early childhood and elementary education, physical education, school health education and special education. Graduate students can pursue Master of Art's degrees in Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education and Human Resources Development. Students can also work toward a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Educational Technology.
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008 269-387-1000 wmich.edu/coe
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