The University of Michigan School of Education
is the education school of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor
and is located in Ann Arbor, MI
(the University of Michigan–Dearborn
and The University of Michigan-Flint
, while technically connected to the main Ann Arbor campus in small ways, operates completely separate education schools on their own campuses). The School of Education offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. In 2006-2007 US News and World Reports
ranked the School 9th overall. Individual program rankings are as follows: Administration/Supervision 9; Curriculum/Instruction 8; Education Policy 5; Educational Psychology 3; Elementary Education 8; Higher Education Administration 1; Secondary Education was ranked 10th.
The School of Education's commitment to education can be traced to the first charter of the University of Michigania
, approved by the territorial government in 1817, which initially gave the University control over the state's entire system of public instruction. Although this arrangement was changed, the links between the University and the state's schools were firmly established. They have remained strong through the years.
In the spring of 1879, the Regents of the University created the Chair of the Science and Art of Teaching, the first full-time, permanent professorial chair in any American college or university devoted exclusively to the preparation of teachers. This regental act recognized the fact that many University... Read More