Students wishing to qualify for the Michigan Secondary Provisional Certificate should consult the appropriate departmental advisor.
Requirements in non-education coursework for Teacher’s Certificate Program majors and minors are stated in the various departmental sections. Programs available and their advisors are:
Biology: G. Pace
Chemistry: M. Gebler
Earth Science: R. Repic
English: J. Bernsten, T. Foster
French (see Foreign Language): J. Lawand, P. O’Donnell
History: R. Hanashiro
Mathematics: K. Weller
Music (K-12): L. Alexander
Physics: A. Grafe (CSESP)
Political Science: M. Kahn
Psychology: M. McGrath
Social Studies: T. Robertson (History)
Spanish (see Foreign Language): J. Lawand, P. O’Donnell
Speech (see Theatre): C. Gillespie (THE)
Visual Art (K-12): F. Wagonlander (ART), C. Waters (ART)
- PSY 100
- A course in United States history ( , HIS 221 are recommended). See the Education Department office or website for the complete list of acceptable courses.
- A course in the history or culture of American ethnic minorities: AFA 270 / SOC 270 ; AFA 331 ; AFA 334 / HIS 334 ; AFA 305 ; ENG 213 , ENG 374 ; EDE 432 / PUB 438 . (This list is subject to change. See the Education Department office or website for the current list of acceptable courses.)
- The departmental prerequisites for the Teacher’s Certificate Program selected.
- Completion of a Teacher’s Certificate Program major and Teacher’s Certificate minor.
- Satisfactory completion of at least 124 credits of which at least 100 shall be taken in non-education courses and at least 24 in education courses.
- In the student’s third and fourth years, the following professional courses are required:
- EDS 300 , EDS 302 , EDS 360 .
- Methods. One of the following appropriate to the teaching major: EDS 342 , EDS 343 , EDS 344 , EDS 345 , EDS 346 , EDS 347 , EDS 348 .
- Student Teaching. EDS 469 , EDS 499 .
- Reading improvement. ENG 410 / EDR 445 .
- Completion of the requirements listed in the section, “General Requirements for Teacher Certification .”
For the teaching of certain subjects, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools requires a preparation that might be in excess of the requirements for the certification minor. Its requirements, which apply to teachers in any school that is a member of the North Central Association, are revised from time to time.
It is recommended that students request a copy of the North Central Association publication, Policies and Criteria, available from the North Central Association, 950 Victors Way, Suite 50, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108-2736; (734) 998-9300.
In exceptional circumstances, modifications in the requirements for certificate programs and for minors may be made with the approval of the student’s academic advisor and the Chair of the Education Department.