Bachelor of Science in early and elementary education

The Elementary Education program leads to a Michigan Elementary Standard Teaching Certificate for teaching all subjects in grades pre-school through 3rd grade or 3rd grade through 6th grade.

Grade Bands

Grade Bands Cr. Hrs. Minimum
PK-3 79
Grades 3 - 6 76
Combined PK-3 & 3-6 90

A student must select one grade band but are encouraged to complete both or add an additional endorsement from the options below.

Additional Endorsement Areas

Majors Cr. Hrs. Minimum
Foreign Language - Arabic K-12 42
Foreign Language - French K-12 42
Foreign Language Spanish K-12 42
Bilingual-Bicultural Education K-12 24
English as a Second Language K-12 24

Additional Endorsements include: Bilingual-Bicultural Education, English as a Second Language, and World Languages. A Bilingual-Bicultural Education and English as a Second Language student will be certified to teach in grades K-12. A World Language student will be certified to teach in grades K-12.

Course Requirements

No grade below "C" may be used to meet requirements specific to elementary education, the major, the minor (including the planned minor), or professional education courses; grades of "C-minus" are not acceptable.


Students in this program complete an individualized Plan of Work with their advisor and the Elementary Education Advising Guide for their chosen band(s).


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The College of Education educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  


Kathryn Roberts, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Interim Assistant Dean

Primary Advisor in Academic Services

Jeffrey Lisiecki
Academic services officer II
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Phone: 313-577-0902

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