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Department of Teacher Education

In May 2019, Dorinda Carter Andrews became the chairperson of the department.
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Teacher Education

The Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University is a vibrant, diverse community of students and faculty members interested in studying issues of teaching, learning and learning to teach in elementary and secondary classrooms.

#1 in the Nation

For 26 consecutive years, Michigan State University has been ranked #1 in the nation in elementary and secondary education, according to the annual graduate program rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

In its 2021 rankings, U.S. News also ranked the college #1 in curriculum and instruction.

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World Class Programs

Explore Our Community

The Department of Teacher Education is home to innovative programming, renowned faculty and a commitment to improving education at all levels.

Department Chairperson Dorinda Carter Andrews shares a welcome message to new friends, returning scholars and anyone who is interested in learning more about our community of teachers, scholars, leaders and world-changers.

By The Numbers

Teacher Preparation Program internship locations
tenure-stream faculty (2019-20 academic year)
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ongoing faculty research projects (2018-19 academic year)

Our Faculty

The diverse, creative and impact-driven faculty in the Department of Teacher Education are dedicated to research that improves teacher education in and out of the classroom. Our scholars have interests in a variety of areas of expertise, and work collaboratively within the department, across the college and university and beyond to help prepare teachers of all experience levels how to lead.

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Excellence & Diversity

The department is known for its commitment to contributing knowledge through research, preparing outstanding teachers and collaborating with schools and communities to improve practice. Our renowned faculty have a wide range of interests and expertise, including teacher learning, STEM education, literacy, early childhood education, curriculum, assessment, urban education, race, culture and equity, critical theory, civic education, English language learners (ELLs) and educational policy.

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As educators, we always have to remain committed to a sense of humanity, longing for the best in young people and ourselves. That's at the core of how we develop faculty, staff and students.

Dorinda Carter Andrews

Chairperson, Department of Teacher Education




    Department of Teacher Education
    620 Farm Lane, 313 Erickson Hall
    East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
    Phone: (517) 353-5091
    Fax: (517) 432-5092