Alma College’s teacher preparation program is rated “exemplary” by the Michigan Department of Education. The annual review analyzes student pass rates on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification, surveys of student teachers and their supervisors, program completion rates, diversity in enrollment and whether schools are preparing teachers in high-need subject areas....
Having long admired his mother’s work as an elementary teacher, it’s no wonder Austin Mitchell ’07 followed in her footsteps.
The fourth-grade math teacher recently was selected as one of 1,100 teachers across the nation to receive surprise donations of school supplies from Office Max and Food Lion Grocery Stores.
Nominated by the principal of his Virginia elementary school for “going beyond the call of duty,” Mitchell says the education faculty members at Alma College, including Peggy Thelen, Janet Navarro and Mark Seals, are a big part of the teacher he is today.