Why the Education Department 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.

News & Events

Reading Center Winter 2015 Application Now Available

The UM-Flint Reading Center provides a unique opportunity for K-12 students to receive instructional support in reading from university graduate and undergraduate students studying literacy assessment.  Your child’s success in reading is of paramount importance to overall success at school. This nine week program focuses on reading comprehension, fluency, word study, and building self-confidence in your child’s reading ability to foster interest, pleasure, and success in reading.

The Winter 2015 session begins Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

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UM-Flint Student Success Center Partners with New Center for Educator Preparation

UM-Flint Student Success Center Partners with New Center for Educator Preparation

UM-Flint's Student Success Center has established a formal partnership with the new Center for Educator Preparation to better facilitate student recruitment, achievement, graduation, and placement for all teacher candidates at the University of Michigan-Flint.

UM-Flint Boyer Faculty Scholars Working to Enhance Community Engagement

UM-Flint Boyer Faculty Scholars Working to Enhance Community Engagement

Each spring and summer, UM-Flint’s University Outreach supports the professional development of up to five faculty members, with a focus on community-engaged scholarly activity, through the Boyer Faculty Scholars Program.

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.