EDU 107: Introduction to Teaching is the first course in the series of professional education courses and is taken by all teacher candidates. This course incorporates both group activities and "field" components to give you a realistic view of teaching. It will help you decide if teaching is the profession for you. For the "field" requirement, you must complete 10-15 hours of field observation in PK-12 classroom settings during the semester that you take this course (general EDU 107 requires 10 hours and Honors EDU 107 requires 15 hours).
This course is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program and is an opportunity for you to decide whether teaching is the career for you. It can also help you determine whether you are interested in the elementary or secondary program. Concepts covered in EDU 107 form the beginning of a professional knowledge base in teaching. You will encounter these concepts repeatedly in your Teacher Education Program.
Enroll in EDU 107 as early as possible in your program. Transfer students should take an equivalent course prior to enrolling at CMU or should take EDU 107 during the first semester at CMU.
All EDU 107 equivalency and transfer-related matters from a university other than on the Transfer Equivalency list should be discussed with the TEPD Chair (989-774-3976).
Note: Your EDU 107 grade/credit is valid for seven years.
A list of course equivalencies for other colleges/universities can be found
You must earn a grade of "B" (3.00) or better in EDU 107 or its equivalent to be considered for admission to teacher education. This course can be repeated in compliance with university policy as stated in the Undergraduate Bulletin.