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    Spring 2021 Offices

    All ELRT faculty are available remotely by phone and email.

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    Fulbright Specialist

    Dr. Eric Archer and Dr. Ramona Lewis have each been appointed to serve a three-year term on the Fulbright Specialist Roster for the U.S Department of State.

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The College of Education and Human Development's Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology (ELRT) develops diverse, ethical leaders and scholars. Our programs blend theory and best practices to prepare you with the skills and knowledge needed to bring innovative solutions to current and future challenges and make you more competitive in the job market.

New programs

ELRT is offering four new programs beginning fall 2020.

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Due to COVID-19 challenges, the GRE requirement is temporarily suspended for all ELRT Department Ph.D. programs for 2020-21 and 2021-22.


Land acknowledgement

Land acknowledgment is a process by which individuals are prompted to consider the history of the space they currently inhabit.

We would like to recognize that Western Michigan University is located on lands historically occupied by Ojibwe, Odawa and Bodewadmi nations. Please take a moment to acknowledge and honor this ancestral land of the Three Fires Confederacy, the sacred lands of all indigenous peoples, and their continued presence.