COE Facts at a Glance

  • The founding program of The University of Memphis, the College dates back to 1912, when West Tennessee State Normal School first opened its doors to students.
  • The College of Education is composed of 3 academic departments - Counseling, Educational Psychology & Research, Instruction & Curriculum Leadership, and Leadership - that offer over 40 degree-programs.
  • The College has 72 full-time and 50 part-time faculty.
  • 1488 students are enrolled in the College for the 2016-17 school year, including 558 undergraduate and 862 graduate students.
  • In 2015-16, the College awarded 261 bachelors, 137 masters and specialist degrees, 50 doctorates and 32 graduate certificates.
  • The College is home to 11 nationally recognized teacher education programs, more than any other institution in Tennessee, including the only nationally-recognized Educational Leadership Building, Mathematics Secondary MAT, Reading Education MS, and School Library/Media Specialist programs in the state.
  • Our rehabilitation counseling program ranks among the top 15 programs of its kind nationally, according to U.S. News and World Report.
  • Our educational psychology program ranks among the top 10 in the U.S. in terms of faculty scholarly productivity, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • The College of Education awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduates students for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The College is home to the Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP), one of just 26 academic centers in the state designated a Center of Excellence by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
  • Additional research units with the College of Education are the Center for Rehabilitation and Employment Research (CRER), Center for the Study of Higher Education and Institute on Disability (UMID).
  • Campus School and the Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School and Research Institutes are also housed within the College of Education.