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PK-6 Education

With an Elementary Education certificate, you can teach all subjects in grades K-5, K-8 self-contained classroom, and, if you would like, grades 6-8 in a content area major or minor.

Elementary and Middle School Endorsements:

  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Integrated Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Special Education

Experiential Learning

Field experiences are a key part of your development as a professional educator. As an elementary teacher candidate, you’ll have at least three extended classroom experiences prior to student teaching. These build sequentially, based on program levels, allowing you to develop and refine your professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions as you progress through the program and prepare for student teaching. You’ll usually have an introductory field experience in your first year.

The student teaching term is 14 weeks long. You can choose to student teach up to 90 minutes from campus in urban, rural or suburban settings. You also have the option of student teaching in Chicago.

The Michigan Future Educator Fellowship offers up to a $10,000 scholarship to as many as 2,500 future educators every year. To learn more, visit the link.