Why Education at UM-Flint?

Learn from our region's top experts in the fields of literacy, early childhood education, educational technology, science education, math education, special education and social and psychological foundations who staff the Education Department of the University of Michigan-Flint. Through active engagement in educational research and practical classroom experience, these professors have the cutting edge knowledge and experience required to prepare highly qualified professionals.

University of Michigan-Flint students enjoy an intimate atmosphere while taking full advantage of the benefits of a first-class university. Students learn directly from experienced professors in a setting where faculty members can become close mentors and advisors. By choosing the University of Michigan-Flint, graduates join one of the largest alumni organizations in the world, with networks of assistance and support in every major city in the nation.

Spring semester is the perfect time to fulfill some Gen Ed requirements

Don't take a gen ed course that you're not passionate about just because you're trying to fulfill a requirement. The education department is offering a number of different courses this spring that fulfill general education requirements while still being relevant to what subjects you're interested in.

Course Number Course Name Gen Ed Attribute
ECE 200 Child Development & Learning Social Science
EDE/EDS 201 Women, Education & Globalization Global Studies
EDM 100 Problem Solving for College Students Finance & Quantitative
EDR 230 Genre and Diversity in Children's Literature Humanities
EDT 201 Using Technology in a Global Community Technology

 

News & Events

Noted Author and UM-Flint Alumnus Christopher Paul Curtis Brings “Writing Adventure” to Flint 4th Graders

Noted Author and UM-Flint Alumnus Christopher Paul Curtis Brings “Writing Adventure” to Flint 4th Graders

Over 2,500 students have attended the “Writing Adventure” since it was first held five years ago. It was created to encourage young people to find the value in reading, to develop confidence in their own abilities as writers, and to see that people are interested in reading what they have to say.

Alvin D. Loving, Ph.D., The University of Michigan’s First African-American Professor

Alvin D. Loving, Ph.D., The University of Michigan’s First African-American Professor

Alvin D. Loving, Ph.D. was one of the 16 founding faculty members, and the only African American, for what was to become the University of Michigan-Flint. Professor Loving is remembered for being the first African American full professor within the University of Michigan system.

J. Parker Laurence, UM-Flint’s First African-American Graduate

J. Parker Laurence, UM-Flint’s First African-American Graduate

When the University of Michigan-Flint opened its doors in 1956 (it was the Flint College of the University of Michigan at that time), J. Parker Laurence was among the 118 full-time and 49 part-time students. Laurence would become the first African American to graduate from UM-Flint.

UM-Flint Education Unit Earns National Accreditation

UM-Flint Education Unit Earns National Accreditation

Accreditation has been granted to the Professional Education Unit of the School of Education and Human Services at the University of Michigan-Flint.