Registrar’s Office

1240 EDC

The Education Department reviews a student for admission to Directed Teaching (Education 490-491). For full approval students must have the following:

  1. Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
  2. A formal application for student teaching submitted by November 15 of the academic year prior to student teaching.
  3. A 2.75 overall GPA.
  4. For secondary: a GPA in the area(s) of concentration - Teaching Major(s) of 2.75; if applicable, a C or above in all classes in the Social Studies endorsement.
  5. For elementary: a GPA in the Teaching Major(s) of 2.5 with C or above in all courses (2.75 required for K-12 Special Education - Learning Disabilities major)
  6. A 2.5 GPA in Education courses and a grade of C or above in all courses.
  7. In compliance with State of Michigan specifications, satisfactory demonstration of
    • high academic achievement.
    • successful group work with children in classroom placements.
    • knowledge of research-based teaching.
    • working knowledge of modern technology and use of computers