The Master of Arts with Secondary Certification (MAC) Program Specializing in Small, Urban High School is designed to be an exemplary program in the field of clinically-based teacher preparation. Collaboratively designed and delivered by practicing teachers and university faculty, the program meets the challenges of providing intensive training and experience to those who will teach in the most intensive and challenging environments. The 45-46 credit program is designed to be completed in two academic years.
As part of the teacher candidate’s preparation, University faculty members work with UM-Flint MAC teacher candidates and coordinate with the teacher candidate’s cooperating teacher and on-site school administrators. The teacher candidate’s teaching abilities are observed and cultivated throughout their teaching rotations by both University faculty and the cooperating teachers. Course seminars accompanying field work are offered through a mixture of online (Blackboard) and in-person meetings held on-site at participating small urban high schools.
Upon successful completion of the program, the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Professional Readiness Examination (PRE) (formerly known as the Basic Skills Test) and the MTTC examination in a secondary education content area, the candidate will be eligible for a Michigan Provisional teaching certificate. Pending state approval, an Alternative Route to Teacher Certification through the Secondary MAC will permit candidates who pass these examinations and successfully complete the first year of the program to be eligible for a Michigan Interim teaching certificate.