Dec 10, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Classroom and Behavior Management Studies [Undergraduate Certificate]

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Goals & Objectives

  • To provide the opportunity for general education teachers to enhance their expertise in student and classroom behavior management and to increase teaching candidate marketability with the documentation of a certificate.
  • To increase and improve the application of validated behavior management skills among educational professionals.

Department Information

Special Education & Communication Sciences and Disorders | David Winters, Ph.D., Department Head | 128 Porter, 734.487.3300,

Advisor Information

Please contact the department for advisor information.

Critical Information

Students pursuing an undergraduate certificate in conjunction with a baccalaureate degree must declare this using the major/minor declaration form. Students not pursuing an undergraduate certificate in conjunction with a baccalaureate degree are required to apply to the certificate program through the Office of Admissions.

The following are the minimum requirements for an Undergraduate Certificate:

  • An undergraduate certificate may only be offered in conjunction with or subsequent to a baccalaureate degree. They cannot be ‘stand-alone’ certificates, offered to students who are not pursuing or do not have a previously earned bachelor’s degree. For students pursuing an undergraduate certificate concurrent with a bachelor’s degree, the certificate will be awarded upon graduation.
  • An undergraduate certificate will consist of a minimum of six credits at the 300-level or above, all of which must be taken at EMU. Prerequisite or lower-level coursework may be transferred from another university or community college.
  • Credits used to satisfy certificate course requirements cannot also be used to satisfy major, minor, or general education requirements.

An undergraduate certificate must require a minimum of 15 credit hours.

Program Admission

In order to be admitted to this Undergraduate Certificate in Classroom and Behavior Management, you have to meet the following conditions:

  • You must be either pursuing an undergraduate degree at EMU as part of the Initial Teacher Preparation Program (students with Special Education Major K-12 Emotional Impairment Endorsement - Elementary  or Secondary  are not eligible) or you can apply as a baccalaureate degree holder.
  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, have completed a Certificate Program Application, and have completed the following courses:

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