Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education (A)

Completion of the secondary teacher education program (with passing grades on the appropriate Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) content area tests) leads to certification by the State of Michigan to teach grades six through twelve in the content areas of the candidates major/minor specialized studies.

The secondary education program consists of four components - General Studies, Professional Education Studies, Specialty Studies (either a major and a minor or a comprehensive of an integrated major) and, if the degree plan allows, electives. Completion of an optional fifth component, the Lutheran Teacher Diploma requirements, certifies the candidate to serve in the teaching ministry of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The following chart outlines these components.

Secondary Education Required Courses33 credits
Year One4 credits
Education Seminar (0 credits) 1 2 3 4
Foundations of Education (3 credits) 1 2 3 4
Education Technology (1 credit) 1 2 3 4
Year 27 credits
Child Development (3 credits) 1 2 3 4
Admit to Program Seminar (0 credits) 1 2 3 4
Art of Teaching (4 credits) 1 2 3 4
Year Three7 credits
Differentiating Instruction (3 credits) 2 4
Secondary Methods (4 credits) 1 3
Year Four MTTC Professional Readiness Exam15 Credits
Content Area Reading (w) (3 credits) 2 4
Professional Semester Seminar (0 credits) 1 2 3 4
Student Teaching:Secondary Ed (12 credits)