COE Facts at a Glance

  • The College of Education is the oldest college at the UofM. In fact, the UofM began in 1912 as a teaching college called West Tennessee State Normal School.

  • The College of Education is composed of 3 academic departments - Counseling, Educational Psychology & Research; Instruction & Curriculum Leadership; and Leadership - that offer over 35 degree-programs.

  • The College has over 70 full-time faculty members.

  • As of the 2017-2018 school year, 1323 students are enrolled in the College, including 512 undergraduate and 811 graduate students.

  • In 2016-2017, the College awarded 168 bachelors degrees, 144 masters and specialist degrees, 52 doctorates, and 44 graduate certificates. 

  • The COE enrolls - and graduates - nearly one third of all of the doctoral students at the UofM.

  • The College of Education has been continuously accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Educators (now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) for over 60 years. 10 educator preparation programs sought and received National Recognition from their respective Specialty Professional Associations. All 35 Specialty Area Programs Received Continuing Approval by the Tennessee Department of Education. We are one of the top public teacher preparation program in the state of Tennessee according to the TN State Board of Education report card.

  • The US News and World Report has ranked several COE programs in the annual Best Graduate Schools. The Rehabilitation Counseling program was ranked 21st, the Education program was ranked 153rd, and the Education Graduate program was ranked 150th in the ranking of online programs.

  • The COE bachelors program was ranked 2nd and the masters teaching program was ranked 3rd in Best Teaching Colleges in Tennessee by ToBecomeATeacher.org.

  • 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.