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The Additional Endorsement Postbaccalaureate Certificate for Secondary Education is designed for teachers with an existing Michigan Secondary Teaching Certificate. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to add additional endorsements to their current teaching certificate. Teachers may also collaborate with colleagues to develop new learning methods or materials, organize extracurricular activities, and/ or work with parents and parent groups.

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  • What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate from this Secondary English - Additional Endorsement program?

    The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is *%.

    * This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

  • How long will it take me to complete this Secondary English - Additional Endorsement program?

    The program is designed to take 9 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished in 9 months.

    *Less than 10 students completed this program in 2012-13. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

  • What financing options are available to help me pay for this Secondary English - Additional Endorsement program?

    Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

    • Federal loans: *
    • Private education loans: *
    • Institutional financing plan: *

    * Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

  • How much will this Secondary English - Additional Endorsement program cost me?

    Tuition and fees: $10,125
    Books and supplies: $1,800
    On-campus room & board: not offered*

    The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

    * Housing is only available at the Flint, Muskegon and Owosso campuses. The estimated housing cost for this program is $2,700.

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Program availability varies by campus. Please contact the Admissions Department on your campus to learn more.

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Secondary English - Additional Endorsement Postbaccalaureate Certificate from Baker College

Additional Endorsement - Secondary EnglishPostbaccalaureate Certificate

Build a stronger foundation.

Prepare for new possibilities.

The Additional Endorsement Postbaccalaureate Certificate for Secondary Education is designed for teachers with an existing Michigan Secondary Teaching Certificate. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to add additional endorsements to their current teaching certificate. Teachers may also collaborate with colleagues to develop new learning methods or materials, organize extracurricular activities, and/ or work with parents and parent groups.

Discover Your Career Options with Secondary English - Additional Endorsement

Career Facts

$55,050

Median salary for High School Teachers

7%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$87,760

Median salary for K-12 School Principals

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Overview

Baker’s Secondary English - Additional Endorsement postbaccalaureate program provides the knowledge and skills needed to add a English endorsement to your existing Michigan Secondary Teaching Certificate.

Our program is designed to get you teaching your new specialty as quickly as possible, and incorporates some of the most advanced instructional technologies with the most proven educational approaches. When you complete the program, and pass the required state test, you will be you eligible to apply for the endorsement.

Course Information
Requirements45 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ENG 211A
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5 Quarter Hours

Examines the structures of English by applying various theories of grammar including traditional, transformational, and structural grammars. This course also examines aspects of language such as syntax, morphology, phonology, etc. Analyzes language use in various social contexts and with various audiences with an emphasis on Standard American English.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102.
Structures of English5
ENG 221
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies literary analysis and provides practice of methods used to analyze the contents of literary works; includes a review of major themes and schools of literary criticism.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102.
Critical Writing and Literary Analysis4
ENG 231
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies how and why people communicate the way they do. Habitual talking, listening, and writing behaviors of individuals and groups are examined as well as the influences of the history of the English language, home, community, and culture on the language structures and language uses of individuals. Culture, as it influences linguistic preference, is studied.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102.
Language and Culture4
ENG 311
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4 Quarter Hours

Expands students' writing skills beyond the expository style studied in Composition I and II and in the Workplace Communication course. This course studies poetry forms and fiction writing techniques. It is not necessary that a student be an experienced creative writer, only that he or she be committed to the writing process.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102.
Creative Writing4
ENG 491
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4 Quarter Hours

Familiarizes students with the professional community of English educators and with state and national curricula and assessment standards with a focus on strategies for teaching writing at the middle and high school levels. Oral presentations and a final paper or project demonstrating subject matter knowledge is required. This is the capstone course for secondary English majors.

Prerequisite(s):
Senior status, Program Director/Dean approval.
Senior Seminar: English4
LIT 301
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies contemporary authors who may be classified as modern or postmodern; figures include principal ethnic and minority writers.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102.
Contemporary Literature4
LIT 331
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4 Quarter Hours

Surveys American literature of various genres from colonial times (1600) through the Civil War (1865). American literary movements and their historical contexts are revealed through works representing a full range of American ethnicities. Students learn to critically analyze many types of literature through class discussion, activities, and writing.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102.
American Literature I4
LIT 332
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4 Quarter Hours

Surveys American literature of various genres from Reconstruction (1865) to the present. American literary movements and their historical contexts are revealed through works representing a full range of American ethnicities. Students learn to critically analyze many types of literature through class discussion, activities, and writing.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102.
American Literature II4
LIT 401A
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces selections from major English authors. Emphasis is on the writers' ideas, relationship to culture, and forms of expression.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102, ENG 221.
Survey of English Literature4
LIT 405
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies genres and themes presented by contemporary writers of literature for young people: violence in society, search for identity, family life, friendship, historical fiction, poetry, short stories, adventure, and fantasy.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102.
Literature for Young Adults4
LIT 411
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the advanced study of world literature. Topics covered vary and include all types of literature such as poetry, novels, and short stories.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102, ENG 221.
Studies in Literature4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 45

Program Description

This program provides teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to add an English endorsement to an existing Michigan Secondary Teaching Certificate. Upon completing the program and passing the required state test, teachers will be eligible to apply for the endorsement.

Accreditation

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

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FAQ's

  • What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate from this Secondary English - Additional Endorsement program?

    The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is *%.

    * This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

  • How long will it take me to complete this Secondary English - Additional Endorsement program?

    The program is designed to take 9 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished in 9 months.

    *Less than 10 students completed this program in 2012-13. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

  • What financing options are available to help me pay for this Secondary English - Additional Endorsement program?

    Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

    • Federal loans: *
    • Private education loans: *
    • Institutional financing plan: *

    * Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

  • How much will this Secondary English - Additional Endorsement program cost me?

    Tuition and fees: $10,125
    Books and supplies: $1,800
    On-campus room & board: not offered*

    The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

    * Housing is only available at the Flint, Muskegon and Owosso campuses. The estimated housing cost for this program is $2,700.

Anne Schomaker testimonial, Baker College graduate
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Wherever I reached out for help, it was there; it was easy.

Anne Schomaker