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At this time, the School of Education does not offer degrees that are fully completed online. However, the School offers free and affordable, high-quality online courses/programs that do not require admission to the University. Those who successfully complete the MicroMasters in Educational Innovation and Improvement and are admitted to the School of Education can be granted advanced standing that will reduce the credit-hour requirements for a master’s degree in Educational Studies.

Questions about residency can be answered by the U-M Office of the Registrar.

Master's programs

The university’s GRE code is 1839.

The program you are in will determine whether or not you can complete the degree part-time. Some programs are on a fixed schedule to degree completion, which makes it difficult to complete a degree on a part-time basis. Others are more flexible. Please consult your program to learn more about your options.

No. Graduate students in the School of Education come from diverse educational backgrounds.

Undergraduate programs

For current University of Michigan students interested in secondary teacher certification, it is possible to stay in your current unit and receive your degree through that unit while obtaining teacher certification through the School of Education. Secondary teacher candidates electing to do so are responsible for meeting both the degree requirements for their home unit and certification requirements through the School of Education. In some cases, those requirements can and do differ. For example, a math major in in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts has slightly different coursework requirements and teacher certification requirements, in terms of coursework, and is responsible for understanding those different requirements and fulfilling both.

No. At this time, special education is not among the many endorsement areas we offer. Please visit the complete list of endorsement areas for elementary teachers and secondary teachers.