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Welcome to the Marsal Family School of Education

We are education practitioners, policymakers, and researchers working toward a civically engaged society.

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U.S. News & World Report Best Education School


faculty to student ratio

The Marsal School is home to more than 550 undergraduate and graduate students; nearly 60 tenure-track, over 20 research-track, and 10 clinical-track faculty members; and 40+ lecturers

See all Marsal School faculty and staff


in annual research expenditures

In fiscal year 2022, the Marsal School had $11,462,380 in research expenditures


active alumni in over 80 countries

The Marsal School alumni community comprises nearly 40,200 members living in 81 countries across the world


U.S. News & World Report top 10-ranked specialty programs

#2 in Educational Psychology
#2 in Higher Education Administration
#2 in Secondary Teacher Education
#3 in Elementary Teacher Education
#3 in Curriculum and Instruction
#5 in Education Policy
#9 in Educational Administration

U.S. News & World Report Rankings


members of the National Academy of Education

Marsal School faculty include several renowned scholars and researchers awarded by prestigious institutions:

11 National Academy of Education members
National Academy of Sciences member
American Academy of Arts and Sciences members
1 National Medalist of Science

2018 SOE Outspoken event participant walking toward podium


The Marsal Family 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.

Degrees & Certifications

Choose from bachelor's degrees with elementary teacher certification or secondary teacher certification.


Choose from master's degrees in educational studies, educator preparation, or higher education. 

Choose from doctoral programs in educational studies, higher education, education & psychology, and English & education. 

Choose from undergraduate, master's, and cert-only options.

The Education for Empowerment minor examines the role of education in advancing the aims of justice and democracy in society.

Visit the EdHub for Professional & Community Learning to view our online offerings.


Gaining classroom experience
ELMAC students and staff reflect on a favorite time of year.
Project-based science education
The Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning team designs project-based science curricula for grades 3-5 that will be available to all educators free of charge.
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Creating Pathways to Higher Ed
Ryan Henyard aims to build pathways for students with stories like his to be able to get into higher education.
Assisting Nationwide Higher Education Policymakers
CSHPE student Kristen Cummings builds connections and shares information among state policymakers as an intern with the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.
Marygrove College Liberal Arts Building facade

Detroit P–20 Partnership

Empowering experiences, educators, environment and evaluation.