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Detroit Mercy Education Students

Be the difference and impact the future! Choose an exciting, versatile career as a teacher, principal, school/district leader, superintendent, CEO, professional consultant for educational change who makes a difference. Imagine the possibilities.





Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • Reach out and touch the lives of learners in an array of learning environments – metro, urban, rural, international – schools and communities that reflect our world.
  • Engage in personalized learning – small class sizes, technology-aided communication, mentoring to gain skills to develop career goals.
  • Participate in first-hand, up-close, customized collaboration with professionals as they practice their craft in their workplace – from Day 1!
  • Collaborate with faculty who model the integration of advanced degree knowledge and practical experience to inquire, to problem solve and to operate within a professional code of ethics.
  • Build your framework for educating so that all children learn within supportive relationships that challenge them to act for social justice with mercy and compassion for all.
  • Gain advantage of learning within accredited programs with fellow educators who participate in regular program renewal and initiate innovative programs with individual schools, school systems and educational agencies such as Michigan Virtual University.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy provides a well-rounded education which supports, educates and empowers our students

Your Boundless Future

Detroit Mercy graduates continue to develop their professional expertise in classrooms, schools, school districts, higher education, public, Catholic, private, charter, community organizations, professional organizations – they have no bounds! Explore the possibilities.

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Contact Info

Alan Grigg, Ed.D.
Department Chair, Education

Featured Alumna

Pamela Farris

Pamela Farris, Ed. Sp. '95, '97, '05
Chief Academic Officer, Cornerstone Charter Schools

’05 Specialist in Educational Leadership | ’97 M.A. / Curriculum & Instruction Major | ’95 B.A. / History & Elementary Education Majors

“University of Detroit Mercy provided me with the essential skills necessary to create quality educational programs for children in K-12 programs. As a professional, I continue to learn and that is the best lesson of all!.”

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