TA Profile

About Michigan

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A CEEDAR TA Partner since: 2015

Participating Teacher Preparation Programs:

  • Grand Valley State University
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Siena Heights University
  • Western Michigan State University

Reform Efforts

Teacher and Leader Preparation:

Michigan CEEDAR institutions of higher education (IHEs) are engaging in discussions with local education agency (LEA) partners to strengthen educator preparation in multi-tiered systems of supports (MTSS) and evidence-based literacy practices. Field experiences and practice opportunities are being examined, restructured, and increased. IHEs are developing and implementing strategies to help educators better understand evidence-based practices (EBPs) for struggling readers K-3.


Michigan has a goal of reviewing the certification structure and standards for teachers and school leaders in general and special education and making recommendations for future revisions. The state has convened a stakeholder group to engage in facilitated discussion around teacher and administrator certification.

Program Evaluation:

Michigan has a goal of reviewing the educator program approval process to ensure alignment with the State Board of Education Standards and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards and processes.

In Their Own Words

Interested in learning more about reform efforts in Michigan? Contact one of our CEEDAR agency representatives.

Institution RepresentedNameEmail
CEEDARAbby Foleyafoley@air.org
Michigan Department of EducationSean Kottkekottkes@michigan.gov
Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support InitiativeSteve Goodmansgoodman@miblsimtss.org
Grand Valley State UniversityPaula Lancasterlancastp@gvsu.edu
Northern Michigan UniversityJoe Lubigjlubig@nmu.edu
Siena Heights University

Carrie Mitchellcmitchel@sienaheights.edu
Western Michigan State UniversityKristal EhrhardtKristal.ehrhardt@wmich.edu