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 Group major.

  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