Elementary Education

Why study elementary education at CMU?

The elementary education program at CMU prepares and certifies students to teach in grades kindergarten through 8. Consider these key features distinguishing this program at CMU:

  • Statewide student-teaching centers and options to student teach for an eight-week period in England, Ghana, Australia, or the Dominican Republic
  • Professional development through organizations such as the Student Michigan Education Association
  • Career development through community activities such as the Summer Reading Clinic
  • An innovative new Education Building that opened 2009 and features the latest technology
  • Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) center offers workshops and classroom materials - the only one of its kind in the state
  • The most teacher education alumni in Michigan

Areas of study

  • Early Childhood Development and Learning
  • Integrated Science
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies: Geography Concentration
  • Social Studies: History Concentration
  • Special Education: Cognitive Impairment
  • Special Education: Emotional Impairment 

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