The Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University offers programs that blend theory and best practices to prepare students for current and future challenges and make them more competitive in the job market.


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

New Fall 2020 - Evaluation, Measurement, and Research has three new Graduate Certificate programs - Graduate Certificate in Evaluation; Graduate Certificate in Mixed-Methods; Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research Methods

WMU CEHD Graduate Student Research and Scholarship Group (GSRSG) - Learn more about writing a conference proposal - January 21, 2020

Student and Faculty Research Support - Pilot Offering 2019-20 - Quantitative Research Assistance

ELRT Department Student and Faculty Research SupportELRT DA Support for Summer I 2020

Newsletter - Spring, 2020

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Professors highlight research on developing global and inclusive graduates in higher education on the national stage - Jan. 14

ELRT alum Burt-Nanna named sixth president of Monroe Community College - Jan. 1

Professor selected to represent WMU at inaugural Global Senior Leadership Symposium - Nov. 16

Higher Education and Student Affairs MA student selected as NASPA IV-E Graduate Student Rising Star for Michigan - Nov. 16

Professor gives presentation addressing disability inclusion to United Nations - Oct. 28

Drs. Eric Archer and Ramona Lewis appointed to serve on Fulbright Specialist Roster - Oct. 13

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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.