Secondary Teaching Preparation Program

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Overview

In 2018, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced their updated “students-first” teacher certification system. Since then, faculty across EMU’s colleges and departments have taken this opportunity to collaborate and revitalize our teacher preparation program to  incorporate the new professional standards and state requirements, and we are ready to launch our work and vision. Join COE and CAS faculty as we describe the draft blueprint of the program, introduce our guiding anchor principles, and review high-leverage core teaching practices. This series of workshops will inform as well as engage participants in the work of integrating the anchor principles and core teaching practices in their activities and lessons. This initiative impacts faculty across EMU as many of us teach aspiring teachers in our content areas and general education courses, so all faculty, lecturers, and administration are invited to come to one or join all the planned sessions. Faculty and lecturers will receive an honorarium for participation in each session.


The Launch

When: October 28 (9:30 AM - 12 PM)

Where: 300 Halle

Attendees who successfully complete this event will recieve a $75 honorarium.

In the first part of this session, participants will get an overview for EMU’s secondary education program, a history of and description of the core anchors that guided the planning group’s vision, and an introduction to the high-leverage core teaching practices that MDE requires for the preparation of teachers. In the second part, participants will review anchors more closely and begin to brainstorm how their disciplines align with each.


Anchor Activity Planning

When: November 11 (10 AM - 11:30 AM)

Where: 109B Halle

Attendees who successfully complete this event will recieve a $50 honorarium.

Participants will review the anchors in more depth and craft a lesson or activity that can be implemented in a class.


Core Teaching Practices (CTP) Planning

When: November 18 (10 AM - 11:30 AM)

Where: 109B Halle

Attendees who successfully complete this event will recieve a $50 honorarium.

Participants will review the core teaching practices in more depth and craft a lesson or activity that can be implemented in a class.


Sharing and Feedback

When: December 9 (10 AM - 11:30 AM)

Where: Zoom

Attendees who successfully complete this event will recieve a $50 honorarium.

Participants will share their anchor and/or CTP lessons and give feedback about their ideas for teacher preparation in their disciplines. 


Application Details

You may come to one or multiple of the events listed above. Click the link below to register for those events. If you have questions, comments or concerns, please contact Dr. Amanda Maher , or the FDC.

Register for the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program Here