Teacher Education

Teacher Education


Department Overview

The Department of Teacher Education offers undergraduate, graduate, degree, certificate and licensure programs.  All undergraduate licensure programs are designed to provide professional educator preparation that result in initial licensure. All undergraduate licensure programs are recognized by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and their respective Specialized Professional Association (SPA).
Graduate programs are designed to provide advance training in professional educator preparation that result in initial or advanced licensure. All graduate programs are recognized by CAEP and their respective SPA. All Teacher Education faculty members hold terminal degrees and are highly effective and qualified in teaching, research, and professional service.

The Cleveland State University Model for Teacher Education is conceptualized as "The Teacher as a Reflective, Responsive Professional - A Partner in Learning."

The conceptual framework articulates the knowledge base underpinning teacher education programs. Cleveland State teacher education graduates are known for distinctive abilities that reflect the four knowledge bases that compose this model: Inquiry, Partnership, Contextualism, Professionalism.

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Teacher Education Programs

Early Childhood Education


Middle Childhood Education
Adolescent/Young Adult Education
Special Education


Literacy Education
Teaching English to
Speakers of Other Languages



English as a Second Language


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