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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 300 teacher candidates annually.

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  • The graphs below represents the average achievement growth of P-12 Students in classrooms taught by CMU graduates.  The scores were obtained from the administration of the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA): Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment completed by school districts assessing student learning in reading and mathematics.  The score of the NWEA: MAP relates directly to the curriculum scale in each subject area and ranges from about 100 to 300.  Students typically start at the 180 to 200 level in the third grade and progress to the 220-260 level by high school. The scores provided by the NWEA: MAP make it possible to follow a student's educational growth from year to year.   It is important to note that it is typical to see the average achievement growth rate decrease as a student enters advanced grade levels requiring higher levels of learning. 

    The average achievement growth rate for 2016-2017 for each grade level is statistically significant indicating that CMU graduates have a positive impact on P-12 student learning.

    Narrative Adapted from NWEA Site - Source
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  • Major
    n Total % Rated Highly Effective or Effective
    Elementary
    Integrated Science
    81
    95.1

    Language Arts
    117
    98.3

    Mathmatics
    48
    100.1

    Early Childhood Development and Learning
    19
    100.0

    Special Education: Cognitive Impairment
    143
    97.2

    Special Education: Emotional Impairment
    30
    100.0

    English as a Second Language
    *
    *

    Reading in Elementary Grades
    *
    *

    Social Studies
    11
    100.0


    Secondary
    Biology
    *
    *

    Chemistry
    *
    *

    Earth Science
    *
    *

    English
    55
    98.1

    French
    *
    *

    Geography
    *
    *

    German
    *
    *

    History
    46
    97.8

    Integrated Science
    40
    97.5

    Mathmatics
    48
    95.9

    Music
    36
    97.2

    Physical Education27
    96.3
    Physics*
    *
    School Health10
    100.0

    Social Studies
    36
    91.6

    Spanish
    10
    100.0

    Speech
    *
    *

    Visual Arts15
    100.0
    Middle Level Education*
    *

    *Number of alumni are less than 5
  • The Principal survey data provide feedback from key employers of CMU teacher education alumni related to the on-the-job success of CMU graduates. When asked about their overall views about CMU graduate, those new to teaching and those with experience, 97% of principals report that CMU teacher education graduates were "well prepared" or "adequately prepared" to teach and 100% of those responding to the question state that they "definitely" or "probably" would be inclined to hire another CMU graduate. 
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    The Professional Education Unit (PEU) is dedicat
    ed to promoting candidate performance that is concept and knowledge driven, learner centered, and reflective.  Inherent in each of the three doctrinal statements is a set of knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for candidates to be successful in their professional practice.
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    ​​Teacher Candidates become effective classroom leaders by participating in a co-teaching model which utilizes seven strategies to intentionally engage the cooperating teacher and candidate in all aspects of planning, instruction and assessment.
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    ​​By participating in diverse classroom settings and developing the necessary knowledge and skills through course work and clinical experiences, teacher candidates apply theory to practice and demonstrate competency in meeting the educational needs of all students.
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    ​​Teacher candidates spend over 700 clinical experience hours with master level cooperating teachers acquiring effective mastery of classroom management. 
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    Candidates develop teaching modules that focus on issues of digital citizenship, equity, and access, as well as on technology as a tool for supporting communication, collaboration, evaluation, creativity, and curation of resources.  They develop an understanding of content detailing the factors impacting online or blended learning experiences from both a teaching and learning perspective.

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    Candidates adhere to a defined set of dispositions that reflect the commitments and virtues influencing behavior toward students, families, colleagues and communities and deeply affect student learning and development as well as the educator's own professional growth.
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    ​​Through coursework and clinical experiences, the Professional Education Unit (PEU) strives to provide the highest quality undergraduate and graduate educational experiences that develop effective professionals, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners.

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    “A strength of the teacher education program at CMU was the professional collaboration, depth of knowledge in content areas, and exposure to special education info.”

    “Professors are fantastic and really care about helping future teachers.  The courses prepared us for our profession.”

    "A strength of CMU is “knowledge of educators, experiences provided to students and extensive coursework in the field.

    CMU “offers a well-rounded program that prepared me to teach.” 

  • "I love the CMU teacher education program.  I drove from Lansing because I wanted to be part of the program.  The professors were supportive and knowledgeable!  CMU is awesome!" 
    2017 CARRS Three-Year Out Alumni Survey

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    • Total Number of Program 
      Completers by Area


      Elementary*

      n=​136



      ​Middle Level Education
      ​10



      ​Early Childhood Development and Learning
      ​39

      Integrated Science
      ​34

      ​Language Arts
      ​34

      ​Mathematics
      ​25

      ​Reading in the Elementary Grades
      ​20

      Social Studies
      ​8

      ​Special Education: Cognitive Impairment
      ​30

      Special Education: Emotional Impairment
      ​1

      ​Special Physical Education
      ​1


      Secondary*
      n=​122

      ​Biology
      ​12

      ​Chemistry
      ​1

      ​Earth/Space Science
      ​4

      ​English
      ​28

      ​English as a Second Language
      ​12

      ​French
      ​1
      ​Geography
      ​0
      ​German
      ​0
      ​History
      ​26
      ​Integrated Science
      ​11
      ​Mathematics
      ​20

      ​Music
      ​25

      ​Physical Education
      ​15

      ​Physics
      ​2

      ​School Health
      ​15

      ​Social Studies
      ​18

      ​Spanish
      ​5

      ​Special Education: Cognitive Impairment
      ​8

      ​Special Education: Emotional Impairment
      ​6

      ​Speech
      ​9

      ​Visual Arts
      ​5

      ​ ​*numbers do not sum due to completers with multiple majors and minors. 2016-17 academic year.
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  • Program Number
    Taking MTTC
    Number
    Passing MTTC
    Program
    Pass Rate
    State
    Pass Rate
    English (002)27
    24
    88.90%
    85.60%
    Speech (004)10
    10100.00%
    100.00%
    Reading (005)
    29
    2793.10%84.30%
    Geography (008)*
    *
    *50.00%
    History (009)
    37
    1643.20%
    60.80%
    Biology (017)
    11
    10
    90.90%
    89.40%
    Chemistry (018)
    *
    *
    *
    91.20*
    Physics (019)
    *
    *
    *
    80.80%
    Earth/Space Science (020)
    *
    *
    *
    83.30%
    Secondary Math (022)
    23
    21
    91.30%
    95.10%
    French (023)
    *
    *
    *
    68.80%
    Spanish (028)
    *
    *
    *
    95.90%
    Health (043)18
    16
    88.90%
    85.30%
    Physical Education (044)
    14
    12
    85.70%
    84.00%
    School Counselor (051)
    **
    *
    *
    Cognitive Impairment (056)
    47
    41
    87.20%
    80.40%
    Emotional Impairment (059)
    11
    11100.00%
    100.00%
    Elementary Education (083)
    *
    *
    *
    *
    Social Studies Secondary (084)
    23
    19
    82.60%
    84.50%
    Middle Level (085)
    15
    15
    100.00%
    100.00%
    English as a Second Language (086)
    8
    8100.00%
    95.00%
    Mathematics Elementary (089)
    26
    25
    96.20%
    84.30%
    Language Arts Elementary (090)
    33
    26
    78.80%
    80.10%
    Reading Specialist (092)
    *
    *
    *
    *
    Integrated Science Elementary (093)30
    19
    63.30%
    71.90%
    Integrated Science Secondary (094)
    9
    8
    88.90%
    89.40%
    Visual Arts Education (095)
    5
    5
    100.00%
    95.40%
    Music Education (099)
    20
    18
    90.00%
    95.90%
    Elementary Education (103)
    110
    98
    89.10%
    87.40%
    Social Studies Elementary (105)
    6
    1
    16.70%
    58.70%
    Early Childhood Education/Gen & Sped (106)
    37
    29
    78.40%
    76.60%
    *Number of test takers less than 5.
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  •           90% are currently teaching in some capacity 
             86% are currently teaching full-time 
             72% are currently teaching in their CMU subject area
             17% are currently teaching outside of their area of certification
             70% are currently teaching in Michigan

  •          96% are currently teaching in some capacity 
             81% are currently teaching full-time 
             85% are currently teaching in their CMU subject area
             11% are currently teaching outside of their area of certification
             69% are currently teaching in Michigan

  •          100% are currently teaching in some capacity 
             91% are currently teaching full-time 
             81% are currently teaching in their CMU subject area
             14% are currently teaching outside of their area of certification
             91% are currently teaching in Michigan
  • 2017 CARRS Three-Year Out Alumni Survey
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    ​"The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally."
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  • Total Number
    Certified

    Programs
    Leading to Certification
    82

    Educational Leadership: Central Office Certification
    ​6

    Educational Leadership: ELE/SEC K-12 Admin. Certific.
    ​76




    Total Number of
    Program Completers

    Advanced
    Degree Programs
    233
    Department 
    of Counseling and Special Education


    Counseling: Professional Counseling
    16

    Counseling: School Counseling
    5

    Special Education: Master Teacher
    2

    Department


    of Educational Leadership


    Education
    Administration


    School Principalship
    27

    Educational Leadership
    1

    Teacher Leadership
    1

    Higher Education Administration
    8
    Educational
     Leadership


    Charter School
    12

    Rural Education Leadership
    1

    Supervision
    4

    Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
    10

    Elementary Education: Early Childhood
    3
    Department
    of Teacher Education and Professional Development


    MA in Education: Adult Education
    3

    MA in Education: Community College
    9

    MA in Education: Curriculum and Instruction
    41

    MA in Education: Instruction
    8

    MA in Education: Training and Development
    21

    MA in Education: Teaching in the Senior High School
    1

    MA in Educational Technology
    49

    MA in Reading and Literacy
    11


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    ​"The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally."
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Betty Kirby, Ed.D.
Senior Associate Dean
College of Education and Human Services
Central Michigan University
EHS Building 42​​6
(989) 774-3309
betty.kirby@cmich.edu
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