Why study secondary education at CMU?
This program prepares and certifies students to teach in grades 6 through 12. Consider these key features distinguishing this program at CMU:
- An innovative new Education Building that opened in 2009 and features the latest technology
- Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) center - the only one of its kind in the state - that offers workshops and classroom materials
- 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
- The most teacher education alumni in Michigan
Areas of study
- Earth Science
- English as a Second Language
- Music Education (K-12)
- Physical Education
- School Health Education
- Science, Integrated
- Special Education: Cognitive Impairment
- Special Education: Emotional Impairment
- Visual Arts Education (K-12)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, for all occupations through the year 2014:
- Overall employment will grow 9 to 17 percent for teachers from kindergarten through secondary grades.
- Job opportunities for teachers over the next 10 years will vary from good to excellent, depending on the locality, grade level, and subject taught.
- Increasing enrollments of minorities, coupled with a shortage of minority teachers, should cause efforts to recruit minority teachers to intensify.
In addition to working as a classroom teacher, graduates of the CMU teacher education program will find other career opportunities. Some of these may require additional education.
- Athletic Coach
- Community Agency Employee
- Educational Consultant
- Educational Program Director
- Educations Materials Developer
- Guidance Counselor