The Michigan State Board of Education certifies all teachers. Alma College is authorized to recommend to the State Board those students who have completed a bachelor’s degree, passed state required Subject Area Tests in teaching majors and minors, and successfully fulfilled all requirements of the Teacher Education Program. The Education Department offers majors leading to elementary or secondary certification. The Department also offers a non-certification Educational Studies Major and Minor, and Special Education Minor. Certification requirements are subject to change by action of the State Board of Education and may not be reflected in this catalog.