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Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Giving to the College of Education


Imagine a world where every child can reach their 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.

A global reputation

Our rigorous 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.

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 29 consecutive years. In the 2023 Best Graduate School Rankings, MSU was also named the best in curriculum and instruction.

The College of Education is made up of four departments: Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special EducationEducational AdministrationKinesiology and Teacher Education.

Giving for future generations

Barbie Skinnner, B.A. ’70 (Elementary Education), loved being an educator. Her commitment to the profession is what helped inspire her husband to create a scholarship in her honor, empowering future Spartan educators. Read more in the 2022 New Educator magazine. (Photo: Olivia Gundrum, Class of 2021.)

Alumni in graduation gowns


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The Office of Development and Alumni Relations
620 Farm Lane, Room 202 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
P: (517) 432-1983