Fast Facts

The Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University is proud of its accomplishments. Some of them:

  • The educational technology unit offers online master of arts and certificate programs designed to prepare students to be K-12 technology coordinators.
  • There are 22 faculty members in the department.
  • ELRT serves over 159 international students from 28 countries
  • Evaluations completed by students within the programs typically range from 4.2 to 5.0 on a 5.0 scale.
  • Educational leadership faculty members serve as principal investigators for major grants and projects:
    • Achievement-Centered Learning
    • GEAR-UP ($35,997,000)
    • Learning-Centered Leadership
    • Online Technical Education ($228,765) 
    • Wallace Foundation ($1,275,000)
    • School Leadership grant ($2,145,536), a partnership with Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Area which concluded in 2006.