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Aug. 6 , 2004
CONTACT: Carol Anderson

Certification results underscore EMU's commitment to teacher preparation

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University, one of the largest preparers of educational personnel in the United States, also is among the best in Michigan when it comes to certification test scores. EMU ranked as high or higher than 29 out of the 32 state teacher preparation institutions for mastery of information (initial pass rate) and second in the overall number of test-takers.

            “Our students have done exceptionally well in the basic skills tests and in nearly all fields, we exceed the statewide norms for specific subject areas. These results confirm what we know very well on this campus—Eastern Michigan is the state’s leader in the preparation of high quality teachers for our public schools,” said Paul Schollaert, EMU provost and vice president of academic affairs.

The pass rates from October 2002-July 2003 of the Teacher Certification Test Scores were recently released by the State Department of Education in Lansing for all 32 Michigan teacher preparation institutions.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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