Professional Education Unit

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Professional Education Council - PEC

Conceptual Framework

Conceptual Framework - Abbreviated

Overview

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) will soon be transitioning to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The NCATE/CAEP accreditation system is a peer review process based on research-based national standards for programs that prepare teachers and other professional school personnel.

As defined by NCATE/CAEP, the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences serves as the head of the Professional Education Unit (PEU) responsible for coordinating all programs offered for the initial and advanced preparation of teachers and other school professionals, regardless of where these programs are administratively housed. At UM, the PEU includes programs in the College of Education and Human Sciences (e.g., Elementary Education, Counselor Education, and Educational Leadership) as well as majors for secondary teacher licensure and other programs offered in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Faculty and staff are considered members of the Professional Education Unit (PEU) when they:

  1. chair a program that prepares education professionals;
  2. teach required courses for the preparation of education professionals, and/or advise students enrolled in programs that prepare teachers or education professionals.

Initial Licensure Programs for Teachers

Phyllis J Washington College of Education and Human Sciences
Elementary Education, Health Enhancement (K-12), M.Ed. with Initial Licensure, Library Media (Endorsement), Reading (Endorsement), Special Education (Endorsement)

College of Humanities and Sciences
Broadfield Sciences, Biology , Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, Geography, Economics, Broadfield Social Studies, History, Government, Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics, French, German, Spanish, Latin, Russian, English, ESL (Endorsement)

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Art (K-12, Music (K-12), Theater (5-12), Dance (Area of Permissive Specialized Competency)

School of Business Administration
Business and Information Technology Education

Advanced Programs for Teachers

Phyllis J Washington College of Education and Human Sciences
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

College of Humanities and Sciences
M.A. in English (English Teaching), M.A. in Teaching Middle School Mathematics, M.A. in Mathematics Education

College of Visual and Performing Arts
M.M. in Music with a Specialization in Education, M.A. in Fine Arts in Integrated Arts and Education

Programs Preparing Other School Professionals

Phyllis J Washington College of Education and Human Sciences
M.S. in Speech Language Pathology, M.A. in School Counseling, Administrative License (Superintendent), Administrative License (K-12 Principal & Supervisors), M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (K-12 Principal & Supervisors)

College of Humanities and Sciences
M.A. in School Psychology