P-20 initiative grows with new teaching residents, early childhood center

Source: School of Education

The School at Marygrove continues to grow and will offer 9, 10, and 11th grades in fall 2021. The School of Education welcomes two new teaching residents who will join two residents already working at the school. 

Construction on the Early Childhood Education Center has finished and the new facility will welcome students in fall 2021. The School of Education is involved in curriculum and professional development for the center, as well as coordinating cross-campus holistic support services for children and families.

And the elementary schools will open in fall 2022, starting with grades K-2 and growing each year.

“For too long, universities have been largely separated from the pre-K to 12 settings for which they are educating new professionals. This is an opportunity for the School of Education not only to provide impactful teacher training, but also to create programs that teach children using evidence-based instructional practices carried out by exceptional leaders,” said Dean Elizabeth Birr Moje. “We’re excited to develop teachers who are prepared to serve their students in any and every learning environment, and to create a model for preparation that honors the complex work of teaching and the need for strong communities of practice.”

P-20 at a glance:

  • Cradle-to-career campus located on the former Marygrove College campus in northwestern Detroit 
  • On-site birth to five early childhood education center
  • K-12 public school, The School at Marygrove, with a dual emphasis on social justice and design
  • Site of the nation’s first Teaching School, which includes a novel three-year residency program for novice teachers inspired by the medical model of professional education
  • Project- and place-based curriculum that engages students in community-based and social justice-oriented learning opportunities
  • Support services (e.g., counseling, health, dentistry) that attend to the holistic wellbeing of children and families
  • Collaboration with multiple partners and stakeholders, including Detroit Public Schools Community District, The Kresge Foundation, Starfish Family Services, and the Marygrove Conservancy.


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