Center for Clinical Experiences (CCE)
- The CCE office is located in Education Human Services, Room 421 (EHS 421). CCE places students in their Pre-Student Teaching and Student Teaching field placements, as well as nurturing partnerships throughout the educational community. For information call 989-774-3662.
Center for Student Services (CSS)
- The CSS office is located in Education Human Services, Room 421 (EHS 421). CSS handles the Teacher Education admission process, graduation, and certification issues. For information call (989)774-3309.
- Central Michigan University’s professional education program is designed to provide candidates with a conceptual framework of professional practice that is concept and knowledge-driven, learner-centered, and promotes reflective practice, referred to as the CLeaR Model. For more information on the
- Classroom teacher assigned to assist and mentor a teacher education candidate during their field experiences. Classroom teachers who agree to supervise a teacher education candidate must be recommended by their building principal and meet the requirements as outlined in the standard School District Agreement.
- Professional dispositions address the Teacher Candidate’s commitment to the students, the learning process and the profession. The Professional Education Faculty and staff expect candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Education to exhibit these professional dispositions.
- There are six diversity requirements that all education students must meet prior to being recommended for certification through the State of Michigan: Urban/Rural, ESL, Exceptionalities, Gender, Socio-economic status, Race/Ethnicity.
Mandatory Student Teaching Application Meeting
- This meeting is held during the first week of classes in the semester, prior to Student Teaching, in preparation for the Student Teaching semester. Meeting dates and times will be posted. Detailed information will be provided at this meeting, regarding the clinical experiences application and related items that are required prior to Student Teaching.
- The placement refers to the assigned Cooperating Teacher and is the mentor of the teacher education candidate. The Center for Clinical Experiences staff makes placements, so that all articulation agreements are followed. Cooperating Teachers are selected in cooperation with the school’s designated administrator. Teacher Candidates are NOT allowed to seek field placements, as doing so may jeopardize their placement in the program.
- The Pre-Student Teacher is enrolled in a set of Professional Education Sequence courses, which prepare the PST for teaching. The PST is responsible for making sure they have chosen the right career path and are dedicated to building and instructing a classroom that functions for ALL learners.
Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience (PSTFE)
Pre-Student Teaching Evaluation
Midterm Evaluation, which is completed approximately four to six weeks into the ten week experience by the Cooperating Teacher to gauge the progress of the Pre-Student Teacher and areas that will be focused on during the rest of the field experience.
Final Evaluation, is a summative assessment which consists of a rating scale and a narrative of the student’s level of performance in the categories of the Professionalism and Pedagogy. The four to six-week evaluation and the final evaluation almost mirror each other.
Ongoing evaluation, takes place every two to three weeks through electronic Survey Forms to the Cooperating Teacher to monitor candidate progress. These evaluations represent the daily and weekly formative assessment of a Pre-Student Teacher’s growth toward the fulfillment of professional goals and objectives.
Professional Education Unit (PEU)
School District Agreement
Special Education Endorsement
Student Information Sheet
The Student Information Sheet is located on the
CSS website. Scroll down to “Check your Program Status.” To view this information, Teacher Candidates will need to input their global ID and password. All information related to an individual’s Teacher Education Program is available for viewing. Teacher Candidates should check this information on a regular basis.
School District Agreement
- Teacher Candidates enrolled in EDU 432 (3 hours) and EDU 458 (10 hours), and EDU 522/581 (3) and EDU 456/458 (6) (special education majors only), of the teacher education program.
Student Teaching Center
- There are several Student Teaching Centers in Michigan. Each Center has several University Coordinators who work with Teacher Candidates.
Student Teaching Conference
Student Teaching Evaluation
- Ongoing evaluation, which represents the daily and weekly assessment of a Student Teacher’s growth toward the attainment of professional goals and objectives.
Mid-semester on-line Progress Evaluation, which is done by both the Cooperating Teacher and the Student Teacher as a tool to gauge the progress of the Student Teacher and areas that will be focused on during the rest of the field experience.
- Final Evaluation is done on-line and matches the content in the Progress Evaluation. The decision to grant credit for the student teaching experience is the responsibility of the University Coordinator.
Student Teaching Interview
Meeting between the Student Teacher and University Coordinator where the desired student teaching placement is discussed and determines the criteria used for seeking placements. The interview is scheduled during the semester preceding student teaching.
Subject Matter Specialists (SMSs)
Departmental faculty that visit secondary Student Teachers in their field placement are called SMSs. Not all departments have SMSs. The department schedules the observations with the Student Teacher.
A Teacher Education student who has been accepted into the Teacher Education program. During this timeframe students will towards becoming a professional educator.
A faculty member of the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development working through the Center for Clinical Experiences of Central Michigan University, who arranges the placements, observes the Student Teacher at least six times, provides feedback, and evaluates Student Teachers. The University Coordinator and works collaboratively with schools and are experts in the field of education.
The day the Student Teacher visits the building and classroom selected by the University Coordinator for their clinical experience. Student Teaching placements are not considered final until after the potential Cooperating Teacher, building principal, and Student Teacher have completed the visitation/interview day.