Teacher Development and Educational Studies

Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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Phone: (248) 370-2613
Fax: (248) 370-2639

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Are you a high school teacher leading a teacher cadet class?  Are you a high school student interested in future as a teacher?  Please contact one of the coordinators below to learn more about our Teacher Cadet partnerships.

Dr. Bob Wiggins
(248) 370-2991
wiggins@oakland.edu

Dr. Terri Jongekrijg
(248) 370-2984
jongekri@oakland.edu

OU Teacher Cadet Partnerships

Utica High School

Chippewa Valley High School
Rebecca Kiel, Instructor

Clarkston High School
Jessica O'Rorke

Dakota High School
Terri Kubiny, Instructor

Howell High School
Cathy Hengesbaugh, CTE Teacher

Lake Orion High School
Julie Barnes, Instructor

Teacher Cadet

The Department of Teacher Development and Educational Studies has an ongoing relationship with area High Schools that offer a Future Teachers or Teacher Cadet Program as part of their Career and Technical Education Curriculum.

The benefits for current students and teachers in approved programs include:

  • A presentation at your school about how to navigate the college application process, enroll in Elementary Education, and explore Michigan Department of Education Teacher Certification options
  • An invitation to students and families to tour the Oakland University main campus with emphasis on Elementary Education
  • An invitation to students and families to tour the Oakland University at Macomb campus with emphasis on Elementary Education
  • An invitation to students to attend a class session in an Elementary Education course at either campus

The benefits for graduates of approved Future Teacher or Teacher Cadet Programs who enroll at Oakland University in the Elementary Education Program include:

  • Waiver of the admission requirement of experience working with children 
  • Waiver of EED 1000 or SED 1000
  • Permission to take EED 2001 or SED 3001 for 2 credits in place of the 3 credit entry level courses for admission to major (EED 2000 or SED 3000)

For more information about the benefits to Future Teacher or Teacher Cadet Programs please contact one of the faculty coordinators.