About the COE

Welcome to the College of Education

Dedicated to diversity, inclusion and respect, the College of Education at the University of Memphis seeks to prepare our students for careers as:

  • counselors
  • educators
  • designers
  • leaders
  • practitioners
  • scholars
  • other opportunities

Who is the College of Education?

We are the home to three academic departments that offer more than 35 degree programs including undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees as well as professional certificates programs. Our departments are:

  • Counseling, Educational Psychology & Research
  • Instruction & Curriculum Leadership
  • Leadership

We also host renowned research centers:

  • The Center for Rehabilitation and Employment Research
  • The Center for Research in Educational Policy
  • The Center for the Study of Higher Education.

These centers focus on research that affects change in academic policies. Our two on-sight laboratory schools - Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School and Research Institution and Campus School (first-fifth grades) - provide our College of Education students and faculty with a unique opportunity to learn, teach, and serve.

The UofM was founded in 1912 as a teaching college. Though we were the founding college at the UofM, the College of Education remains committed to innovation in teaching, learning and research in order to find new approaches to the challenges faced in education and to better serve our community, Memphis, the Mid-South, the nation and the world. We are driven by excellence in all we do.