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. 


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