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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
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Post-Baccalaureate Program in Secondary Education


Students pursuing this program will complete secondary teacher certification requirements. Students wishing to pursue an endorsement in any area of special education, in addition to their teaching certificate, should see the master’s teacher certification and endorsement in special education program described under the Department of Special Education. Students wishing to be certified in any of the following areas have requirements that differ from the general programs listed below and must obtain additional information from the College of Education Office of Academic Services: art, music (vocal and instrumental), physical education, business, management, marketing and technology, and technology and design. General procedures for obtaining post-baccalaureate certification can be found under the College of Education.

Initial contact for all post-baccalaureate students should be with the College of Education Office of Academic Services.

Admission Requirements

  1. Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or a 3.0 in a master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants with less than a 2.5 GPA should contact the Second Bachelor’s Office located in the Undergraduate Advising and Career Development Center, 200 McKenny, 734.487.5497.
  2. Passing scores on all three sections (reading, mathematics and writing) of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Basic Skills Test; an official score report on file at Eastern Michigan University.
  3. Personal statement and letter of recommendation.
  4. Freedom from civil/criminal convictions, academic probation, or administrative probation. ICHAT criminal background check and Statement of Civil/Criminal Convictions. For any civil/criminal conviction provide:
    • A copy of the Judgment of Sentence, Registrar of Actions, or Certification of Conviction.
    • A written explanation of the offense(s).
  5. Meet academic, social, moral, and financial obligations as a member of the EMU community.
  6. Compliance with all other admissions requirements.

Program Requirements
The student must:

  1. Have a review of previous course work performed by the College of Education Office of Academic Services, to determine those requirements already completed, both for the teaching subject major/minor and for certification.

  2. Successfully complete general education requirements as needed.

  3. Successfully complete major/minor requirements for secondary education.

  4. Successfully complete required hours of fieldwork experience. Presently a minimum of 100 clock hours of field experience is required, including required practicum courses.

  5. Successfully complete professional secondary education course requirements.

  6. Successfully complete student teaching.

Exit Criteria

  1. Successful completion of all course work on program (designated minimum GPA overall, and in majors/minors).

  2. Successful completion of required student teaching.

  3. Successful completion of required subject area tests.

  4. Recent signed civil/criminal convictions statement.

  5. Current adult and child CPR and first aid certification meeting Michigan Department of Education requirements.

Curricula
Most courses required for post-baccalaureate certification are undergraduate courses (course numbers under 500). It is important to note that 600-level or higher courses may not be used on a program of study.

Department Information:


Teacher Education Department - College of Education

Martha Kinney-Sedgwick, Ph.D., Department Head

313 Porter Bldg
(734) 487-3260
mkinneys@emich.edu

Department Website

Criteria for Admission to the Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program


  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or a 3.0 in a master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants with less than a 2.5 GPA should contact the Second Bachelor’s Office, 301 Pierce Hall, 734.487.5497

  • Passing scores on all three sections (reading, mathematics and writing) of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Basic Skills Test; an official score report must be on file at Eastern Michigan University.

  • Personal Statement and letter of recommendation.

  • Freedom from civil/criminal convictions, academic probation, or administrative probation. If you answered yes to any of the civil/criminal conviction questions on the application, you will need to provide:

    • A copy of the Judgment of Sentence, or Registrar of Actions, or Certification of Conviction.

    • A written explanation of the offense(s). Application of students with civil/criminal convictions will be carefully reviewed and may take longer to process.

  • Meet academic, social, moral, and financial obligations as a member of the EMU community.

  • Compliance with all other admissions requirements.

Undergraduate students on academic probation may not earn credit for any graduate-level on-campus or off-campus courses (500-level and above).

Once admitted, students are considered teacher candidates. Manuals, policies and procedures are available to all teacher candidates at www.emich.edu/coe/oas. Teacher candidates should print the student manual, read it and keep a copy for their records.

The teacher preparation program has a process for identifying teacher candidates with professional weaknesses.  The process is called “red flagging” and is explained in student and faculty manuals. Two red flags can lead to dismissal from the teacher preparation program.

Liberal Art Requirements:


Students must complete a minimum of 40 credit hours in liberal arts studies, which include the areas listed below. Many students can meet most liberal arts requirements through courses previously taken as part of a bachelor’s degree.

  • a course in English writing
  • a course in communication
  • a course in literature
  • a course in humanities/social sciences (American Government recommended)
  • a course in mathematics
  • a course in natural or physical sciences
  • a course in arts

Major/Minor Requirements:


Students must complete one approved major and one approved minor.

Approved Majors for Secondary Education:

  • Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing and Technology

  • Chemistry

  • Communication and Theatre Arts (speech)

  • Computer Science

  • Earth Science

  • French Language

  • Geography (requires a minor in History)

  • German Language and Literature

  • History (requires a minor in Geography)

  • Integrated Science*

  • Language, Literature and Writing (English)

  • Mathematics

  • Physical Science Comprehensive Major*

  • Physical Science Group Major (requires a minor in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science or Physics)

  • Physics

  • Social Studies (requires a minor in Economics, Geography, History or Political Science)

  • Spanish Language

Approved Minors for Secondary Education:

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Communication and Theatre Arts (speech)

  • Computer Science

  • Earth Science

  • Economics (requires a major in Social Studies)

  • French Language

  • Geography

  • German Language

  • Health

  • History (requires a major in Social Studies or Geography)

  • Language, Literature and Writing (English)

  • Mathematics

  • Physical Education

  • Physics

  • Political Science (requires a major in Social Studies)

  • Psychology

  • Spanish Language

  • Teaching English as a Second Language

  • Vocational Technical Education

Approved K-12 (Secondary Certificate):

  • French Language

  • German Language and Literature

  • Japanese Language and Culture

  • Music Education (Instrumental)*

  • Music Education (Vocal)*

  • Physical Education

  • Spanish Language

  • Technology and Design Education

  • Visual Art Education*

* This major does not require a minor.

Professional Secondary Education Sequence


Pre-Admission Phase: The Learner and the Community: 7 hours


Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher.

The following courses require formal admission to the Initial Teacher Preparation Program:


Phase I: Curriculum, Assessment and the Social Context: 15 hours


Prerequisite: Completion of Pre-Admission Phase is required.

* These two courses must be taken together.
** These courses must be taken with or after CURR 305 .

Phase II: Content and Methods and Teaching: 9-12 hours


Prerequisite: Completion of Phase I is required.

* These two courses must be taken together.

  • Methods of Teaching in Subject Area (3-6 hrs)

Phase III: Capstone Experience: 9 hours


Prerequisite: Completion of Phase II and 100 pre-student teaching hours is required.