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Postbaccalaureate Certificate

Elementary Language Arts – Initial

In this Postbaccalaureate 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, and 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 completing the program and passing the required state tests, you will be eligible to apply for certification.

Elementary Mathematics – Initial

In this Postbaccalaureate 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, and 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 completing the program and passing the required state tests, you will be eligible to apply for certification.

Elementary Social Studies – Initial

In this Postbaccalaureate 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, and 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 completing the program and passing the required state tests, you will be eligible to apply for certification.

Secondary English – Initial

In this Postbaccalaureate program, you complete the English major and select a minor from the following: biology, chemistry, history, or mathematics. This gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to receive a Michigan provisional secondary teaching certificate, and allows you to teach your major and minor subjects in grades 6 through 12.

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

Secondary Mathematics – Initial

In this postbaccalaureate program, you complete the mathematics major, and select a minor from the following: biology, chemistry, English, and history. This gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to receive a Michigan provisional secondary teaching certificate, and allows you to teach your major and minor subjects in grades 6 through 12.

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

Secondary Social Studies – Initial

In this Postbaccalaureate program, you complete the social studies major, and select a minor from the following: biology, chemistry, English, and mathematics. This gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to receive a Michigan provisional secondary teaching certificate, and allows you to teach your major and minor subjects in grades 6 through 12.

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

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.

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