The Center for Educator Preparation

The Center for Educator Preparation (CEP) works closely with P-12 partners to enhance and support the experiences of education students at the University of Michigan-Flint.  The CEP utilizes a student centered approach and brings together all of the services the university has to offer into one place to assist and support the success of future and current educators.

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CEP Operation

Dear Students,


I know you are receiving a lot of information at this time, and the information is changing as our current situation evolves.  As we enter a time where all instruction will be virtual for the remainder of the academic year, the Center for Educator Preparation (CEP) has made changes to our operations.  

It is our goal at this time to support you and your faculty while you are finishing the semester via virtual classroom space.  Thus effective Monday March 16th, we have transitioned all of our resources and support services using an online approach for your ease and convenience.

In an effort to support your needs we are asking that all communication with the CEP be through the following:


We will be checking this email regularly.  Please use this email to schedule a virtual meeting with any of our staff or team.  We will work with you to use a variety of tools to communicate with our team.  You can also use this email to request information, resources, or connect with us at any time.


Google Chat/hangout: (if you need assistance with google chat/hangout or want to set up a meeting, please send us an email and we can help you out).

We will be using google chat and the handle umflintteach Monday through Friday from 9-4pm.  We will have our staff available to answer questions and chat with you using this feature.  


Our website: 

We will use our website to post general updates, host information and resources, and communicate formal information (we also be doing this via email).



We will also be connecting and available via facebook messenger AND posting information on our facebook page.  


Meetings:  We will be using bluejeans (a video conferencing platform) to conduct virtual appointments with students.  Once you have scheduled the appointment we will email you with a confirmation and link to the bluejeans meeting.  For more information on how to use bluejeans visit the following URL (


During this time, please know that we are here to support you and aid in keeping a connection to the university while you are off-campus completing the semester.  We request your patience when asking questions and requesting support.  We are working hard to support you and will do our best to answer the question or connect you with the faculty/staff member that is best suited to support you. 

Take care, 


The CEP TEam

CEP News

UM-Flint announces 2020 Maize & Blue Award recipients

UM-Flint announces 2020 Maize & Blue Award recipients

Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholar Award is the highest academic award bestowed upon the graduates of the University of Michigan-Flint.

How to talk with children about COVID-19

How to talk with children about COVID-19

In an effort to help parents talk about the COVID-19 pandemic with their children, Dean Barnett recently engaged with several early childhood faculty members from the UM-Flint School of Education and Human Services to develop a few tips.

UM-Flint recognized by U.S. News & World Report for online education excellence

UM-Flint recognized by U.S. News & World Report for online education excellence

The university has been honored for its online bachelor degree programs, as well as its online master’s degree programs in education and nursing.

UM-Flint student overcomes pain to find purpose in teaching

UM-Flint student overcomes pain to find purpose in teaching

Nicole overcame struggles with mental health and addiction. She aims to continue teaching in underserved districts upon graduating.

Our Office is Closed For Ed Unit Meetings

The Center for Educator Preparation are closed during the following dates for us to attend the Ed Unit Meetings (all closures begin at 12:00 pm):

January 22, 2020

February 12, 2020

March 18, 2020

April 8, 2020

May 13, 2020