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    Summer I 2019 doctoral graduates with President Montgomery and Dr. Talbot.

  • Doctoral and Graduate assistants in Sangren

    2019-20 ELRT Doctoral Associates and Graduate Assistants.

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    2019 - 2021 Van Buren, Allegan and Kalamazoo K-12 Educational Leadership Cohort.

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.


The Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology hires graduate students (typically doctoral students), as needed, to assist faculty with research and program development. Students applying for any of these positions typically must be enrolled in one of our department's graduate programs, and have familiarity with the educational systems and organizations that our programs prepare students to work in.

To apply as a new student, or to re-apply as an existing student, please fill out the ELRT DA/GA application and send a letter of interest and a current resume to Gretchen St. John no later than February 15 of a given year. Decisions about graduate assistant and doctoral assistant positions are usually made in early spring for the following fall semester. Applicants interested in applying for any WMU fellowships must apply by January 15 of a given year, using the directions posted by the Graduate College.

Be a Catalyst of Change with a Master's Degree in Organizational Change Leadership - Program Information Session - Click here for more information

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

Special topics courses - fall 2018

EMR 6550: Quasi and Experimental Design

Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology ranked among the nation's best

Newsletter - Fall, 2015

Newsletter - Fall, 2019


Generous donors make it possible for students to see the world - Nov. 19

Lawrence library revamps reading with library upgrade - Oct. 31

OCL alumna named HR business partner for company acquired by Toyota - Oct. 29

WMU enrollment is up in teacher preparation programs - Oct. 18

EMR student selected to join Education Testing Services training - Sept. 25

Dr. Wanda Hadley to be featured on panel at the 2019 Symposium on Learning Disabilities - Sept. 17

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