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Elementary Teacher Preparation

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Bachelor of Science in Education

Elementary Teacher Preparation – Language Arts

In this program you complete the language arts major and the elementary studies minor. This gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to receive a Michigan provisional elementary teaching certificate, which allows you to teach:

  • All subjects in kindergarten through grade 5.
  • All subjects in kindergarten through grade 8 self-contained classrooms.
  • Language arts in grades 6 through 8.

Upon graduating and passing the required state tests, you will be eligible to apply for certification.

Elementary Teacher Preparation – Mathematics

In this program you complete the mathematics major and the elementary studies minor. This gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to receive a Michigan provisional elementary teaching certificate, which allows you to teach:

  • All subjects in kindergarten through grade 5.
  • All subjects in kindergarten through grade 8 self-contained classrooms.
  • Mathematics in grades 6 through 8.

Upon graduating and passing the required state tests, you will be eligible to apply for certification.

Elementary Teacher Preparation – Social Studies

In this program you complete the social studies major and the elementary studies minor. This gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to receive a Michigan provisional elementary teaching certificate, which allows you to teach:

  • All subjects in kindergarten through grade 5.
  • All subjects in kindergarten through grade 8 self-contained classrooms.
  • Social studies in grades 6 through 8.

Upon graduating and passing the required state tests, you will be eligible to apply for certification.

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Career Facts

  • 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.
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