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College of Education administrative files

Identifier: 07.CEAF

Scope and Contents

The College of Education administrative files includes materials pertaining to the administration of the College of Education at Eastern Michigan University. Materials include meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, programs and curriculum, and organizations related to education and teacher education. The collection is divided into three series: OFFICE FILES, which contains information on faculty and staff, budget reports, correspondence, and registration information; ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMITTEES, which contains information on international, national, local, and university organizations and committees related to teaching, the College of Education, and university business; PROGRAMS AND CURRICULUM, which contains information related to program development, curriculum development, local and international outreach efforts, and staff and faculty development programs.

Of particular note are the files related to the Comer Schools and Family Initiative Project. Through this project, numerous College of Education faculty, along with other EMU faculty, and hundreds of COE students provided direct services to teachers, parents, and students in 26 elementary and middle schools in Detroit.


  • Creation: 1964 - 2007

Biographical / Historical

The College of Education at Eastern Michigan University was formally established in 1959, but the College began as a Normal School in 1849. The Normal School was the 6th teacher-training institute of its kind in the United States and the first to be built west of the Alleghenies. In 1849, the Michigan State Normal School was founded for the purpose of educating and training teachers to fill the increasing number of public schools across the state. The School offered two courses to its first students: the Classic Course for high school teachers and the English Course for grammar school teachers. By 2016 the College of Education has grown to the point where it is collaborating with several districts across Southeast Michigan to create the Pathways for Future Educators Program. This program establishes a support system for urban and rural high school students aspiring to teach in their home districts. More history on the College of Education can be found here:


47.2 Linear Feet (118 Archive Boxes)

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The College of Education at Eastern Michigan University was formally established in 1959, but the University began as a Normal School, or teacher-training school, in 1849. Materials inlcluded in this collection are office files with budget reports, faculty and staff information, and documents related to administrative functions. Also included is information on the many national, international, local, and univerity organizations and committees that relate to teacher education. Other materials include program and curriculum devlopment and implementation.

College of Education administrative files
Brooke Boyst
2021 December 7
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Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197