Cadillac, MI
02/20/2015 10:42 AM

The Baker College teacher preparation program has earned national initial accreditation for five years by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This endorsement is based on principles set by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) that support the preparation of competent, caring and qualified professional educators.


“This national accreditation for Baker College’s teacher preparation program is good news for our students and their potential employers,” said Christine M. Schram, Ph.D., dean of the Baker College School of Education. “It indicates that experts outside of the program recognize and validate the quality of the Baker College program and that it meets national standards.”


The Baker College teacher preparation program provides the knowledge and skills necessary for students to receive a Michigan provisional teaching certificate for select subjects.


Bachelor’s and post-bachelor’s options in elementary and secondary education include early childhood, English, history, language arts, mathematics and social studies. Upon degree completion and passing the required state tests, students are eligible to apply for certification.


CAEP advances excellence in educator preparation through accreditations that assure quality and support continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. More than 900 educator preparation providers participate in the CAEP accreditation system. For more information about CAEP, visit


For information about the Baker College teacher preparation program, contact Cheri Sprik in the admissions office at 231.876.3119 or, or visit

Cheri Sprik
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