Main Contact Info

1228 School of Education Building
610 East University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: 734.615.1528
Fax: 734.647.9158

Email: te.programs@umich.edu
Website: http://www.soe.umich.edu/

Teacher Education Programs +

The U-M School of Education offers undergraduate certification programs in elementary and secondary certification. The undergraduate elementary teacher education program prepares you to teach in:

  • Grades K-8, in self-contained classrooms with all subjects
  • Grades 6-8, in subject-area classrooms corresponding to your teaching major and/or minor

The secondary teacher education program prepares you to teach in:

  • Your teaching major and/or minor in grades 6-12

Elementary Program. Students interested in earning an elementary school teaching certificate transfer to the School of Education, usually at the beginning of the junior year, for both a bachelor's degree and certification.

Secondary Program. Students interested in secondary education can choose to remain in their unit (i.e., LSA) for their BA/BS degree and simultaneously complete certification requirements. Alternatively, secondary students can transfer to the School of Education, usually at the beginning of the junior year, and complete requirements for an education degree with a teaching certificate.

All prospective students are encouraged to discuss their degree and certification interests with advisors in both LSA and the School of Education early in their degree program to ensure that they have a thorough understanding of both degree and teacher certification requirements. 

Academic Advising +

To schedule an appointment with a School of Education academic advisor, please email soe.advising@umich.edu or call the Teacher Education office at 734-615-1528. Please provide your name, UMID, phone number, and times you are generally available (for example, Fridays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Advising appointments are available Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Prospective Students: All prospective students are encouraged to discuss their degree and certification interests with advisors in both LSA and the School of Education early in their degree program to ensure that they have a thorough understanding of both degree and teacher certification requirements. Program requirements are subject to change.

Current Students: To ensure timely completion of program, teacher certification students are required to complete an audit appointment with a School of Education certification advisor no later than the term of certification completion. The audit appointment will include a complete review of all coursework and other program requirements.

Teacher certification students are also encouraged to meet regularly (at least once a year) with a certification advisor throughout their time in the program.

Education Preferred Admission

Bachelor's Degrees in the the School of Education

Teacher & Administrator Certification

Cross-Campus Transfer to the School of Education


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