The Teacher Education Program is committed to helping students who enter education courses and programs at Central Michigan University to have every opportunity to succeed in those endeavors. Academic entry level standards are completed by the requirement to meet technical standards.
Technical Standards are the essential qualities and abilities needed by each student if they are to maximize their potential for success both in the academic classroom and during field experiences.
Ability to meet the Technical Standards for the program is required for successful acclimation into the profession and these standards must be maintained throughout the student's enrollment in teacher education programs at Central Michigan University. In the event a student is unable to maintain these standards, with or without accommodation, the student may be required to withdraw from the course or program.
In keeping with applicable federal and state law regarding disabilities, Central Michigan University is committed to making reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in order to enable them in performing successfully the skills necessary for a student in education programs.
Admission to the Teacher Education Program is contingent on students' confirmation that they understand these technical standards and believe they can meet them either with or without accommodations. If a student has a disability that he/she feels may require accommodations to perform any of the tasks identified as essential to education program, it is the student's responsibility to inform the Student Disability Office so appropriate steps can be taken to accommodate the student's needs.