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2015-2016 Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Speech Communication Teacher’s Certificate Program (BA)


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Communication and Visual Arts Department information  

Program advisor:  D. De La Mare

The Teacher’s Certificate Program (TCP) is designed to meet the needs of future teachers of secondary school.  This program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Completion of the Speech Communication 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.   

  1. Core courses (26 credits).
    COM 200 , COM 204 /THE 204 , COM 210 /THE 210 , COM 241 , COM 281 ; THE 221 , THE 271 /ART 271 , THE 321 SEC 348 .
  2. Ethics and law (3 credits).
    COM 301  or COM 331 .
  3. Diversity (3 credits).
    COM 381  or COM 284 /LIN 284  or THE 350 /WGS 350 .
  4. Two from: COM 213 /THE 213 , COM 304 /THE 304 ; THE 150 , THE 230 , THE 339  (6 credits).
  5.  THE 217  (2 credits).
  6. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)  Bachelor of Arts degree, including General Education requirements , additional BA distribution requirements, and completion of at least 80 credits outside Speech Communication.

Professional Requirements.

  1. Course requirements.
    Phase I - Foundational (15 credits).  ENG 112  or EHS 120 ; PSY 100 ; HIS 220  or HIS 221 ; SEC 200 , SEC 201 .
    Phase II - Pre-professional (12 credits).  PSY 313 , SEC 320 , SEC 445 ; a course in the history or culture of an American ethnic group from:  AFA 270 /SOC 270 , AFA 331 , AFA 334 /HIS 334 , EDE 305 , ENG 213 , ENG 374 , EDE 432 /PUB 438 .
    Phase III - Professional.  (18-21 credits).  SEC 330 ; SEC 348 , minor methods course (if required); SEC 469 , SEC 499 .
  2. 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 study the section entitled General Requirements for Teacher Certification .

Minimum Credits For the Degree. 124 credits

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