​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

With a variety of disciplines, including critical STEM areas, you pick your subject in CMU's secondary teacher certification program. Develop your own teaching style through classroom observations and practical experiences of a student teaching placement. A variety of community involvement activities, including student organizations, service learning work and study abroad opportunities, will broaden your teaching perspective.​​

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

​​​​​​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

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

Below is a list of potential careers, median salary over the course of the career and projected job growth.

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2026​
High school teacher$59,170 per year8% (76,800 more jobs)​

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