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  Oct 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Catalog

English Teacher's Certificate Program (BA)


English Department information  

Program advisors:  K. Hiramatsu, S. Knight

The Teacher’s Certificate Program (TCP) is designed to meet the needs of future teachers of secondary school English.

Completion of the English TCP major and a TCP minor in another area is required.  Note the Michigan Department of Education does not allow a course to be counted toward the credit requirements of both a major and a minor.

Professional requirements are to be completed in three phases, in sequence, during which the student creates an Individual Major Portfolio.  A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in each course.

In addition, for progression from phase to phase and completion of the program, minimum GPAs of B- (2.7) or higher in the major, the minor, the professional coursework and overall, are required.

Discipline-Specific Requirements


At least eighteen credits in English at the 300 level or above, including no more than six from ENG 202 , ENG 203  and ENG 208 , and distributed as follows:

A. Literature (18 credits)


Literature Elective


  • An additional literature course at the 300 level or above.

D. Electives in English (9 credits)


Nine credits in English at the 200 level or above. The following courses are recommended as excellent preparation for teaching English:

E. Individual Writing Portfolio


Completion of an Individual Writing Portfolio. Contact the English Department for guidelines.

F. Additional Requirements


All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts  degree, including General Education requirements  and additional BA distribution requirements.

Professional Requirements


A. Course Requirements


B. Transition Requirements


Acceptance to Phase II

  1. Completion of at least 55 credits (junior standing), including at least 18 credits in the major and 12 in the minor.
  2. Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory and pieces for the Individual Major Portfolio.
  3. Successful completion of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination (PRE).
  4. Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase II, including a felony/misdemeanor form.

Acceptance to Phase III

  1. Completion of at least 85 credits (senior standing), including at least 90% of the major and minor requirements.
  2. Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory and pieces for the Individual Major Portfolio.
  3. Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase III, including a felony/misdemeanor form.

Recommendation for Teacher Certification

  1. Completion of at least 124 credits, including all major and minor requirements.
  2. Exit interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the completed Individual Major Portfolio and results of the Student Teaching Evaluation.
  3. Completion of the MTTC (Michigan Test for Teacher Certification) subject area test in the major and minor (where applicable), with a passing score on the major area test.
  4. Completion of an advanced and valid course in first aid and adult and child CPR from an approved provider.
  5. Completion of all paperwork necessary for certification, including a felony/misdemeanor form.

Prospective candidates should also be aware of the information in the section General Requirements for Teacher Certification .
 

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits