A student admitted into the teacher education program must report any charge/conviction or new charge/conviction or violations of CMU’s Student Code of Conduct (including a charge pending court date) within two business days. If a student fails to do so, or if a student misrepresents or falsifies any legal information, s/he will be subject to suspension, probation or removal from the teacher education program.
A student admitted into the teacher education program that receives or has criminal convictions and/or violations of CMU's Student Code of Conduct will be placed/continue on probation. A student on probation will be required to meet with the Assistant Director of Professional Education and provide the Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT) and such other records or information as requested, before the end of the first week of each academic semester (separate from pre-student teaching and student teaching).
A student who has been determined to be responsible for committing a felony (through conviction, admission of guilt, plea of no contest, etc.), will likely not be admitted to/or proceed through the teacher education program.
A student who has been convicted of more than two misdemeanors, will likely not be admitted to/or proceed through the teacher education program.
Any education student with a pending legal or CMU disciplinary issue will not be allowed to participate in any field experience until the legal or disciplinary issue has been closed and reviewed through the Center for Student Services.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if any single criminal conviction or disciplinary violation is deemed to be sufficiently extreme, the CMU Teacher Education Program reserves the right to dismiss a student immediately.
These decisions are based upon the professional and ethical standards inherent in the Central Michigan University Teacher Education Program and the State of Michigan Teacher Code of Ethics, Truth and Honesty Statement. This statement indicates that "Professional Educators uphold personal and professional integrity and behave in a trustworthy manner. A teacher education candidate is expected to adhere to acceptable social practices, current state law, state and national student assessment guidelines, and exercise sound professional judgment."