About the PEU

 About

The Professional Education Unit (PEU) is the primary coordinating body for all of CMU’s teacher preparation and continuing education programs which are distributed across six colleges and involve 21 departments/schools and five interdisciplinary councils. The PEU consists of more than 250 professional education faculty members, the Center for Clinical Experiences, the Director of Professional Education, the dean of the College of Education and Human Services, and the dean or dean’s designee of each involved college. The work of the PEU is supported by the Center for Student Services housed in the College of Education and Human Services.  The PEU offers 20 graduate programs at the master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels, and 26 areas of specialized study at the undergraduate level.  CMU has been a leader in teacher education programs since it was founded in 1892 and graduates more than 500 teacher candidates annually.

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​Betty Kirby, Ed.D.
Senior Associate Dean
Director of Professional Education 
College of Education and Human Services
Central Michigan University
EHS Building 446
(989) 774-3309
betty.kirby@cmich.edu

Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, Ed.D.
Dean 
College of Education and Human Services
Central Michigan University
EHS Building 426
(989) 774-6995

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