CMU leads the state of Michigan in the number of masters degrees in teaching conferred annually, averaging 700. The department of Teacher Education and Professional Development offers students excellent preparation for graduate teaching programs.
Consider the key features distinguishing the graduate teacher education programs at CMU:
- Small class sizes
- Close contact with faculty advisors
- Evening, weekend, and summer courses
- State-of-the-art library and research facilities
- Integrated technology in the classrooms
- Award-winning faculty
Each program is unique; yet there are core courses required of all. If you are undecided about which program you wish to follow, register as a non-degree grad student and take a few of the core courses. However, we recommend that you take no more than 9 credits before determining a specific program.
Delivers a coordinated program of learning experiences and prepares students to provide leadership and instruction utilizing new learning technologies, including multimedia, telecommunications, distance learning, etc.
Assists students with improving their skills with current, research-based practice across the curriculum and enhances their professional practice in the elementary classroom through growth in their knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy, student assessment, technology, diversity, and professionalism.
Is aligned with the National Association for the Education of Young Children and enables students to expand their professional knowledge base and professional practice in the elementary classroom, with a focus on early childhood learning, through growth in their knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy, student assessment, technology, diversity, and professionalism.
Promotes a developmentally responsive learning environment and prepares teachers to apply organizational structures and instructional strategies for the middle level learner, such as inter- disciplinary teams, flexible scheduling, integrated instruction, active learning, and a variety of classroom grouping patterns.
Prepares teachers to become reading specialists through a program aligned with the Content Guidelines/Standards Matrix for BR endorsement in reading approved by the Michigan State Board of Education, 2000, which aligns with the International Reading Association Professional Standards for Reading.
With a focus on teaching in the senior high school, enables students to expand their professional knowledge base and professional practice in the secondary classroom through growth in their knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy, student assessment, technology, diversity, and professionalism.
The Alternate Route to Certification (ARC) program includes coursework that can be applied toward the MA in Secondary Education. Students with teaching certification through the ARC Program only need to complete 18 additional graduate hours to obtain the MA in Secondary Education.
For more information on TEPD Graduate Programs please contact Lori Moon at 989-774-4410 or