Welcome to the School of Education
The School of Education mission is to serve LEARNERS through the ongoing development of professional educators and teacher candidates in a commitment to effective teaching.
Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
The School of Education is seeking national accreditation through TEAC, and will host a campus accreditation visit in June 2013. The School of Education claim statements frame institutional expectations for ourselves and our teacher candidates, defining the kinds of evidence used to demonstrate how we meet the three Quality Principles. This evidence is verified through audits and evaluated for its consistency and sufficiency. The evidence of program effectiveness in addressing the Quality Principles, sub-components and cross-cutting themes must contribute to the overall goal of producing competent, caring, and qualified teachers.
- QUALITY PRINCIPLE I: Evidence of candidate learning
- QUALITY PRINCIPLE II: Evidence of faculty learning and inquiry
- QUALITY PRINCIPLE III: Evidence of institutional commitment and capacity for program quality
School of Education Claim Statements
- Candidates analyze and synthesize ideas, information, and data to make applications of subject knowledge in inquiry, problem solving, and critical thinking.
- Candidates demonstrate deep subject knowledge through their ability to engage learners in concepts and problem solving from multiple perspectives.
- Candidates intentionally infuse technological tools into curriculum, instruction and assessment to enhance differentiation, collaboration, and student achievement.
- Candidates respond to the results of self-evaluation and reflection for continued improvement in their implementation of research-based pedagogical practices that result in student learning.
- Candidates demonstrate professional dispositions throughout coursework, field experience, and student teaching.
- Candidates demonstrate commitment to equity and democracy in their active participation in learning communities at the university, school, and community levels.
- Candidates value the uniqueness of each individual through their commitment to learners and learner-centered processes.
Degree audits with the approved changes to the Elementary Planned Program and to the Professional Education Sequences for all elementary and secondary programs will be posted on the Degree Audit link as they are available. A comparison of the existing and new program components for each level are found here: Elementary Program Revision Secondary Program Revision
EDUC423 Arts Methods for Elementary Teachers and EDUC424 Health/Physical Education Methods for Elementary Teachers will be offered beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year, and will be required for students who will graduate in Spring 2014 and later. Students should contact their education advisor if they have questions regarding this requirement.
MTTC Testing Alert
Plan Ahead: All student teachers must receive a passing score on their Michigan Test for Teacher Certification subject test in their major area of concentration prior to beginning student teaching. Elementary level students must pass the Elementary MTTC; secondary level students must pass the specific test for their major.
Changes for the 2013 - 2014 Test Year:
- The Professional Readiness Examination (PRE) will replace the Basic Skills Test in October 2013. The test code, 096, remains the same.
- The new Elementary Education test will be administered beginning in October 2013. The new test code is 103. This test will be an extended length test, consisting of 150 multiple-choice questions.
- The test objectives for these new tests are posted on the MTTC website, under the Prepare link.
Refer to the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification website www.mttc.nesinc.com for up-to-date information.
News & Information:
M.O.R.E Michigan Online Resources for Educators - putting more Tech in TEaCHing
view the many resources focused on educators at http://more.mel.org