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Welcome to the Marsal Family School of Education. Together, we are working to build the kind of society in which we want to live—a society where all children, youth, and adults have access to a robust education that empowers them in their lives, their careers, and their communities. 

I am honored to be among a group of distinguished faculty, recognized as scholars and thought leaders across the globe in wide-ranging areas of educational expertise. In addition to our impactful program of research, we also engage in public scholarship directly with learners, educators, and leaders in varied and diverse contexts.

Our students share in these endeavors, and through a variety of academic pathways they learn critical skills and gain experiences that prepare them to shape minds, inspire students, create learning opportunities, conduct research, drive education reform, and lead educational change. They will go on to join almost 50,000 Marsal Family School of Education alumni who are improving education as teachers, scholars, policymakers, executives, and thought leaders in a wide range of both corporate and non-profit organizations.

Leading our top-ranked programs is our world-renowned faculty and our dedicated, expert staff. Our scholarship addresses some of the most challenging issues facing education today, from studying meaningful learning opportunities for more just and equitable education in key areas such as literacy, STEM, and social science education to documenting the effects of policies and practices necessary to systemic reform. We engage in powerful long-term research-practice partnerships that improve learning outcomes for students locally, nationally, and globally. We also learn from and with others as these endeavors sow the seeds of future research and new learning opportunities.

The Marsal Family School of Education community is always expanding to include others who are interested in advancing our mission to develop just and equitable education opportunities. Please join us in our ambitious pursuit of robust and meaningful educational opportunity for all. Explore the many opportunities we offer as you learn more about our educator preparation, master’s, and doctoral academic programs, professional development offerings, and opportunities to partner as scholars and as practitioners. We welcome you to reach out and Go Blue. 
Elizabeth Birr Moje
Dean, Marsal Family School of Education


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.

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Transfer Students

The University of Michigan continually seeks the leaders and best, with transfer students being an integral part of our campus community. We encourage you to learn more about our resources for new transfer students.

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International Students

We are an educational community that welcomes and supports students without regard to their immigration status. Ours is a global community of scholars made great by the incomparable research and teaching conducted by a diverse and inclusive body of faculty, staff, and students.

Why the Marsal School?


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

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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

Marsal School in Action

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.
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Exploring internships
Shruti Naik found the connections she made between her coursework and her internship experiences to be the most impactful aspect of her CSHPE degree.
Pen Pal Program
Undergraduates in Dr. Simona Goldin’s ED 118 course exchanged letters with high school students from UPrep: Art and Design Academy until finally meeting at the School of Education to share their visions for a better world.

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610 E. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1259


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