Browse Majors & Minors

Annual Reporting Measures

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, 1140 19th St NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036, (202) 223-0077) monitors how the Education Preparation Provider (EPP) publicly reports candidate performance data and other consumer information on its website. (Policy 6.01; p. 26, CAEP Accreditation Policy)

Accreditation and Program Approval:

The Alma College Teacher Education Program, designed to prepare initial-licensure level teaching candidates, is granted Accreditation by CAEP from Fall 2019 to Fall 2026, with no Areas for Improvement or Stipulations (to view which Initial Programs were part of the 2019 accreditation review, please see the “CAEP Programs” drop-down column below.

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) reviewed all certification programs in April 2019 for the Accreditation process. All teaching majors and minors remain approved by MDE with the EPP demonstrating “clear tracking data for candidates in each program” and “[e]xcellent MTTC and Effectiveness data overall.”

A new Elementary Education program for PK-6 grade band/s was applied for in April 2021.

Program Impact Measures

1. Impact on P-12 learning and development

2. Indicators of teacher effectiveness

3. Satisfaction of employers

Alma College Principal Survey:
Alma College collaborated with 10 other colleges and universities to distribute a principal survey created by The Michigan Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE). We had contact information for 12 principals given to us as part of our Recent Graduate Survey. We sent the survey to those administrators in early June of 2017. However, we received only two responses to the survey, and have chosen not to post the data as it is not enough from which to glean any significance.

4. Satisfaction of completers


Program Outcome Measures and Consumer Information

Graduation Rates

Graduation Rates

6. Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements (Title II)

7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared

8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information

CAEP Programs

Initial Programs

Biology Major or Minor (SEC)

Business, Management, Marketing and Technology Major (SEC)

Chemistry Major or Minor (SEC)

Early Childhood Education Minor (ELE)

Elementary Education Major

English Major or Minor (SEC)

History Major (SEC)

Integrated Science Major or Minor (ELE)

Language Arts Major or Minor (ELE)

Mathematics Major or Minor (ELE)

Mathematics Major or Minor (SEC)

Music K-12 Major (SEC)

Physical Education Major (SEC)*

Physics Major or Minor (SEC)

Secondary Education Major

Social Studies Major (ELE)

Social Studies Major (SEC) with History

Spanish Major (ELE)

Spanish Major (SEC)

Special Education Learning Disabilities K-12 Major (ELE)

Special Education Learning Disabilities K-12 Major (SEC)

Visual Arts Education K-12 Major (SEC)*

*closed since October 2019 when accreditation was granted