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The Office of Development and Alumni Engagement

Giving to the College of Education

Your gift will make an impact

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 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.

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 27 consecutive years. In the 2022 Best Graduate School Rankings, MSU was also named the best in curriculum and instruction and educational administration.

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

Giving for Future Generations

Read how the love of family and reverence for educators encouraged two sibling Spartan alumni to establish a new scholarship in the College of Education honoring their mother, a long-time teacher. Read more in the 2020-21 New Educator magazine. (Photo: Olivia Gundrum, Class of 2021.)

Class of 2021 graduates, in commencement gowns, throw their graduation caps and tassels into the air outside of Erickson Hall.


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The Office of Development and Alumni Engagement
620 Farm Lane, Room 509 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
P: (517) 432-1983