Our Accreditation Status
The Educator Preparation Program (EPP) at Ferris State University has earned national accreditation until Fall 2026 by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
- Biology Education BIED
- Business, Management, Marketing and Technology Teaching Major BMMT
- Chemistry Education CHED
- Early Childhood Education ECED
- Elementary Education ELED
- English Education EEDU
- Geography Education GEOG
- History Education HIST
- Marketing Education Major BUED
- Mathematics Education MAED
- Political Science Education POSC
- Social Studies Education
- Technical Education TCED
- Educational Leadership
- Curriculum and Instruction/Special Education Concentration MEDU
In accordance with CAEP policy, CAEP uses eight annual reporting measures to provide information to the public on Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) program outcomes and impacts. Following is a list of the CAEP measures with links to supporting evidence for each measure.
Program Impact Measures
Measure 1: Completer Effectiveness
Impact on P-12 learning and development. The provider documents multiple growth measures that completers contribute to student learning.
Public Act 173 of 2015, the Michigan Educator Evaluation Law, links teacher certificate progression to evaluation data submitted by districts and public school academies (PSAs) to the Registry of Educational Personnel (REP) for the most recent five-year period. Teachers are able to view the effectiveness labels reported within the REP through their Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) account. FSU receives this data annually from MDE for the candidates they recommended for teacher certification.
Measure 2: Satisfaction of employers and stakeholder involvement:
Indicators of teaching effectiveness (4.2). The provider demonstrates that completers effectively apply the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions that the preparation experiences were designed to achieve.
The Michigan Department of Education sends a survey, entitled Candidate Suite Surveys, to teacher candidates, candidate supervisor, and cooperating teachers. This document shows the results of the FSU candidates.
Measure 3: Candidate competency at completion
FSU uses three measures to document candidate competency (1) Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC), the monitoring of the GPA of candidates, and (3) the monitoring of candidate’s Disposition for Teaching Analysis.
- Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 380.1531 requires a testing program as part of Michigan's
teacher certification requirements to ensure that certified teachers can demonstrate
the necessary professional readiness and content knowledge to serve in Michigan schools.
The Michigan Tests for Teacher Certification (MTTC) program currently consists of
subject area tests, which must be taken for each endorsement area a candidate is seeking.
Individuals should not take an MTTC without first being directed to by either MDE
or a preparation program. An individual cannot obtain a certificate or endorsement
simply by passing an MTTC.
- MTTC SUMMARY RESULTS 2022
All program completers are required to maintain a minimu Grade Point Average of 2.75. In addtion, there are different GPA requirements based on the students major and minor. All candidates are required to take and pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification prior to student teaching. This allows students to be hired upon graduation.
- Candidate Competency
FSU has identified five dispositions are monitored throughout the candidate’s preparation program. These five dispositions include participation, responsibility, preparation, collaboration, and self-reflection. The data on the disposition analysis is provided in this file:
- 2022 SUMMARY DISPOSITION ANALYSIS
Measure 4: Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have been prepared.
The Michigan Department of Education sends all new teachers a survey after their first year of teaching. The survey requests information on the alumni’s perception of their preparation program as a beginning teacher. The document provides the responses from FSU Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 Program Completers who were surveyed by MDE in 2019-2020 and distributed to FSU in 2021.
Program Outcome Measures and Consumer Information
Michigan Department of Educator Preparation Institution (EPI) Score Reports
The annual EPI Score Report issued by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is comprised of three measures: Michigan Tests for Teacher Certification subject area tests, survey data from candidates and university supervisors, and teacher effectiveness ratings for program completers.
CAEP Requirement Test Options
CAEP requires passing of one test or a combination of test scores and/or alternative classes. Any questions regarding CAEP testing contact the School of Education Main Office: [email protected] or (231) 591-5361.
SAT score ranges for each area 200-800. We can use SAT from March 5, 2016 forward.
- Math 510
- Evidence Based Reading & Writing 510
ACT score ranges for math & reading 1-36.; writing 2-12. We can use ACT from 1989 forward.
- Math 22
- Reading 22
- Writing 7
PRAXIS score ranges for each area 100-200.
- Core Math 163
- Reading 169
- Writing 165
Alternative (B or higher)
MATH 115 or higher
Excluding Math 218 & 219
Any science class
ENGL 150 & 250
Contact SOE Main Office at [email protected] or (231) 591-5361.