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.