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wayneAbout Wayne State University

Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized public research institution dedicated to preparing students to excel in an increasingly fast-paced and interconnected global society. Reflecting its location in Detroit, one of the nation’s truly international cities, and the excellent worldwide reputation of its graduate schools, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan’s public universities.

The university’s nearly 32,000 students—from all 50 states and more than 70 countries—study on one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses or at one of six centers throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State offers more than 350 academic programs through its 13 school and colleges, and holds the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s highest designation for research activity.

Teacher Preparation at Wayne State University

Wayne State’s teacher preparation curriculum reflects the dynamic character of urban life and its administration and faculty are sensitive to the special experiences, conditions and opportunities presented by a culturally diverse student body. Through its degree programs, which include specialties in math and science, Wayne State’s College of Education provides teacher candidates with opportunities to gain the critical knowledge, skills and understanding needed to teach children effectively, especially children who come to school less well-prepared than others for what school traditionally offers.

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