Bachelor of Science in early and elementary education
Become a top-notch educator with the Bachelor of Science in Early and Elementary Education. By completing this program, you can earn a Michigan Standard Teaching Certificate at a variety of grade levels which include Birth through K, PK-3, or 3-6. You can also add additional teachable areas to become one of the most prepared and marketable teaching candidates in Michigan.
What you'll learn
When completing the Early and Elementary Education program, you will focus on mastering your grade band(s) with a focus on literacy and mathematics skills while learning exciting and cutting-edge techniques to teach the material. You will practice your craft while completing your clinical experiences, which are woven throughout your program. In addition to becoming a highly prepared educator the curriculum will also help you to pass your teacher certification test and become a certified teacher in Michigan.
You will need to select a minimum of one grade band, but students are encouraged to select a combination. You may also consider adding an additional endorsement area (optional) to your program. Our Advising Guides are a great to explore the grade bands, grade band combinations, and our additional endorsement areas.
|Additional Endorsement Areas|
|Bilingual-Bicultural Education K-12|
|English as a Second Language K-12|
Real-world experience and opportunities
Throughout your program you will have the opportunity to observe interact and even take the lead in a classroom environment. You will work with mentor teachers, clinical instructional coaches, and faculty to become prepared to take on your first classroom when you graduate.
Career outlook for individuals
Michigan is currently experiencing a teacher shortage. You will be entering a job market filled with many opportunities. Our teacher candidates are coveted by districts all over the state for their readiness in the field. Many of teachers go on to become school administrators, counselors, athletic directors, work in the non-profit sector and much more!
Undergraduate students entering Wayne State University, either from high school or transferring from other accredited universities or colleges, are admitted to the education pre-major or directly into their bachelor’s degree program depending on what area(s) they choose to teach.
Develop the knowledge and skills that are essential for success as a future educator. With a Bachelor of Science in Special Education, you'll be one step closer to making the difference in the lives of children with special needs.
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The College of Education educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Accreditation means that a program meets the standards set by the academic and professional community. It’s a seal of approval indicating that the program prepares new educators to teach effectively.
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