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2010-2011 Catalog 
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education Concentration and Certification Specialization (MAC) (Master of Arts)

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The School of Education and Human Services is not currently accepting applications for the MAC Program.  We are in the process of re-designing this Program.  For further information, please contact the Education Department at 810-762-3260.

This is a 38-credit program leading to an MA in Education degree and elementary teacher certification. The MAC is a teacher preparation program offering student cohorts with mentoring by faculty and cooperating teachers, service-agency and school-based field placements integrated with coursework, and a two-semester sequence of pre-service teaching. A two-year part-time program and an accelerated one-year full-time program are available. Through the MAC program, students enjoy a more enhanced field experiences, pedagogical training in all major disciplines, and earlier eligibility for a Professional Teaching Certificate. Guaranteed course enrollment makes it possible for students to complete this advanced degree within 12 months.

The Elementary Education with Certification concentration is designed for highly motivated students who have an earned bachelor’s degree and are seeking an advanced degree and elementary certification. In addition to the requirements for the master’s degree, students must complete requirements for one teaching major and minor or three minors to be eligible for a Provisional Teaching Certificate. Prospective students are encouraged to have the majority of coursework completed in their major/minor teaching areas prior to starting courses in education. Approved transfer courses may be applied toward the major/minor requirements. For teacher certification, an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or better (based on the UM-Flint undergraduate 4.0 scale) is required in each major and minor. Please contact the program director for further details.


  1. Core education courses (9 credits) EDE 510 , EDE 601 ; EDN 510 ; EDT 501 .
  2. Elementary education concentration (15 credits). EDE 542 , EDE 543 , EDE 544 ; EDR 553 , EDR 554 .
  3. Teaching practicum and student teaching (11 credits). EDE 560 , EDE 669 , EDE 699 .
  4. Majors and minors (50-60 credits). In addition to the requirements for the master’s degree listed in A-D, students must complete a teaching major (30-36 credits) and a minor (20-24 credits), or three minors. Approved transfer courses may be applied. Refer to the “Elementary Education Major and Minors” section in the undergraduate education portion of the Catalog for acceptable majors and minors and their requirements.
  5. Passing score on the MTTC in Elementary Education prior to certification. Individuals seeking additional certification areas in grades 6-8 may also take appropriate subject area tests.
  6. Satisfactory rating in Student Teaching.
  7. Proof of completion of an approved course in adult and child CPR and first aid.
  8. Passing MTTC Basic Skills test prior to admission.

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