Education for educators
Whether you are ready to begin, expand or deepen your career as an educator, Central Michigan University has degree and certificate programs offered in a convenient online format that will help you reach your goals.
Depending on your interests, you can choose to specialize in a specific area with a certificate or bachelor’s degree:
- Undergraduate Certificate Deafblind Intervener
As a student, you prepare to join an elite group of certified deafblind interveners who work one-to-one with students fostering their emotional and social growth and helping them access their curriculum. Interveners are a bridge between the student and the teacher. You’ll create a final portfolio as you progress through the five courses that will be submitted to obtain the national intervener credential.
- Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Development and Learning
The early childhood years set the pattern for the overall cognitive, social and physical development of the child. As a preschool teacher, the knowledge, skills and techniques you bring to the classroom must be the best they can be for the children in your care. This program prepares you for this important career with courses in developmental psychology, educating children, the roles of family and communities, and an infant toddler experience that lets you apply what you have learned.
If you are already a certified teacher, earning a prestigious master’s degree can open new paths for advancement:
- Master of Arts degree in Education - Curriculum and Instruction
As a student you will immerse yourself in new strategies and techniques for teaching, current issues in education, advanced educational psychology, curriculum development, and educational measurement and evaluation. You’ll develop a curriculum that best relates to students and fosters growth in today’s world.
- Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology
This program focuses on instructional multimedia, the read/write web, online learning, instructional design, and how to fund your ideas through grant and fund procurement. The program’s rigorous evaluation of technology-based education and training prepares you for leadership positions in K-12 schools, virtual schools, colleges and universities as well as corporate, industrial and military settings.
- Master of Arts degree in Reading and Literacy K-12
Learning begins with literacy. Students in this program learn to diagnose and treat literacy difficulties, organize literacy programs and participate in a 16-week clinical practicum with children facing a spectrum of literacy issues.
- Master of Arts degree in Special Education
(Currently available to Michigan educators with a valid Michigan teaching certificate and a special education endorsement) This program increases the scope and expertise of teachers in PK-12 special education. You conduct original research based on historical trends and current issues and evaluate current assessments used in special education. Additionally, you choose courses that lead to either the autism spectrum disorder (SV) endorsement or the learning disabilities (SM) endorsement in Michigan, expanding your opportunities to help more students thrive.