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The Power of Possibility
Discover the power of possibility and how you can help empower extraordinary in the latest New Educator.


Giving to the College of Education


Your gift will make an impact

The MSU College of Education is one of the nation’s top schools for advancing careers in teaching, educational administration, research and policy. It’s also home to leading programs for the study of rehabilitation counseling, physical activity and sport.

Its rigorous five-year teacher preparation program, highly prominent faculty members and commitment to confronting issues from a global perspective distinguish the college among other programs of professional education throughout the country.

The College of Education is made up of four departments: Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education; Educational Administration; Kinesiology and Teacher Education.

Many areas of graduate study in the College of Education consistently rank within the top-10, according to U.S. News and World Report. In fact, MSU has been ranked No. 1 in elementary and secondary education for 21 consecutive years. See the rankings page.

The Erickson Chair expands faculty research and student experiences.
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Private philanthropy launches program for STEM teacher leaders.

Giving to the College of Education

Imagine a world where every child can reach his or her full potential, where we all work together to promote health and higher achievement for the next generation, and where teachers walk into their first job well prepared to make a difference in the lives of their students—and continue to do so throughout their career.

The College of Education at Michigan State University does the important work of preparing teachers, counselors, administrators, researchers, policymakers and health professionals to be leaders who make an impact on learning and human development around the world. We are one of the nation’s most influential schools of education and kinesiology because we work together to try new approaches, use research to find the best solutions and always keep a focus on the future.

Help us Empower Extraordinary

We could not achieve these goals without the commitment and generosity of those who choose to support the College of Education through philanthropy: our faculty, alumni, students and friends. And now we ask you to join us as we embark on something extraordinary. These are exciting and tumultuous times in the field of education. Expectations are raised, and public funding continues to fall behind the needs of our schools and universities.

As part of Empower Extraordinary: The Campaign for Michigan State University, the College of Education seeks to raise $75 million through a mix of endowments, annual funds and faculty-led research grants. Learn more about the campaign and the college’s funding priorities.

Melissa Phillips Lynch
Senior Director of Development

Julie Bird
Associate Director of Development

Jackie Richardson
Associate Director of Development

Ryan Adams
Assistant Director of Development




Ashley Murphy
Development Assistant
620 Farm Lane, 513 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
Phone: (517) 432-3885