Elementary Language Arts
We have a lot of teachers that are actually working in the classroom…. So a lot of their stories, experiences, and the training they give you, it’s actually real-life… something you can use when you go to your own job.– Lora Randolph Baker graduate
The Elementary Language Arts – Initial – Postbaccalaureate Certificate allows you to leverage your existing college credits and become an certified teacher in about two years.
In this program, you will:
- Gain the knowledge and skills needed to receive a Michigan Provisional Elementary Teaching Certificate, allowing you to teach all subjects in kindergarten through grade 5, all subjects in kindergarten through grade 8 self-contained classrooms, and language arts in grades 6 through 8.
- Complete the language arts major and the elementary studies minor.
- Be eligible to apply for the endorsement upon successful program completion and passing the required state tests.
The conditional requirements for this program include a Bachelor degree.
For more information about our certificate programs, including graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, please visit www.Baker.edu/gainfulemployment.
- The average annual wage for Elementary Teachers is about $50,000.
- Employment is expected to grow by 12 percent through 2016, about as fast as average. The pool of teachers is large, so job prospects are excellent.
- In some schools, two or more teachers work as a team and are jointly responsible for a group of students.
- Or a teacher may teach one subject to several classes.
- A small but growing number of teachers instruct multi-level classrooms, with students at several different learning levels.
- Teachers may move into other positions within the school, such as librarian, reading specialist, instructional coordinator, counselor, administrator, or mentor teacher.