Central Michigan University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
MA in Educational Technology
MA in School Principalship
MA in Teacher Leadership
MA in School Principalship with concentration in Charter Schools
MA in Education - Instructional
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

All CMU’s online education programs go through the same rigorous university curricular process as those offered face-to-face and on the main, Mount Pleaset campus. All online courses are designed and developed by CMU tenure-track faculty.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited No
Grad programs TEAC accredited Yes
Terms 8-week terms

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 5
Concentrations offered
Education, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Administration and Supervision
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 48


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 19 full-time; 9 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 44% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 19
Average experience teaching online courses 9 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 10 full-time; 31 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 16
Maximum class size 25

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 7 years

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