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Education, Leadership and Public Service

NMU was founded as a college to educate teachers in 1899 and has a longstanding reputation as one of the best. The undergraduate and graduate programs in our department will prepare you to become professional educators, leaders, and public servants who strive to continuously develop and maintain themselves as models of sound democratic citizenship, as knowledgeable and skillful practitioners, and as professionals.

Experience learning

Aside from small classes with caring, experienced faculty, you will also take part in a number of special teaching experiences, including workshops, guest lectures, field experiences and a full semester as a supervised student teacher. Students seeking a special education endorsement will also have a four-week internship along with extensive experience working with children who have cognitive or emotional impairments. We know that doing is a powerful part of learning.

Career excellence

NMU is rated as an exemplary teacher preparation institution by the Michigan Department of Education and has one of the highest pass rates on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification. Our graduates are highly regarded by employers and have a high placement rate, even in regions with limited job opportunities.

NMUIf you want to become a teacher, your experience teaching begins in your first year. We make it possible for you to get experience in front of students early on in the program. ItThe education faculty is trained in the subjects you want to teach and in pedagogical theory. YouOur graduate programs, such as the Master of Public Administration and the MasterWith student cohorts (groups of students that go through classes together), education student organizations and tutoring opportunities, you

Degrees Offered

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What you’ll do at NMU

Maybe you’ll teach a disabled student how to handle a horse in a therapeutic riding program. Or select and provide books in Spanish for a children’s library in Honduras. Or create multi-media presentations on teaching in a global society. Join our education student organizations and plan community events. However you choose to get involved you’ll grow beyond your imagination and have the personal attention and support of talented, caring teachers every step of the way.

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If you have college credit and want to find out what will transfer to NMU, please visit www.nmu.edu/transfercredit.