​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

At CMU, you will experience our unmatched passion for preparing fully licensed, professional, knowledgeable, and proficient secondary education teachers. With a variety of disciplines, including critical STEM areas, you pick your subject in CMU's secondary teacher certification program. With a long history in teacher education, we’ve established an engaging student teaching program for you to observe live classrooms and gain practical experiences as you develop your own teaching style.

With a variety of community involvement activities, including student organizations, service-learning work, and study abroad opportunities, our secondary education degree will broaden your teaching perspective and help develop you into the best teacher you can be.

Secondary education students interested in obtaining the Michigan Standard Teaching Certificate must complete the Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in the desired level and appropriate content area(s), including the following:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • English as Second Language minor
  • History
  • Integrated Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • School Health Education
  • Social Studies: Geography
  • Social Studies: Political Science

​​​​​​Points of Pride

The Professional Education Unit (PEU) at Central Michigan University has earned national accreditation through the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) until Fall 2023 by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement.

Put Your Degree to Work

For More Information

Visit the teacher education website​ or contact:

Teacher Education and Professional Development
EHS Building 421
Email: tepd@cmich.edu​
Phone: 989-774-3975