Post-Bachelor programs

Early and Elementary Education (Post Bachelor)

We are excited to share our elementary Post-Bachelor (PB) teacher certification program. The Early & Elementary Education program will offer two certification bands: Pk-3 and/or 3-6 as well as the option to add endorsements.

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Health Physical Education Teaching for continuing education (M.S.)

Master of Science with a major in Health and Physical Education Teaching

The program emphasis is on obtaining teaching knowledge and skills in Health and Physical Education Teaching. The curriculum includes classes in; curriculum development for school health and physical education programs, implementing developmentally appropriate instruction for all learners, assessing health and physical education content knowledge and skill proficiency, using instructional technology effectively, and demonstrating the qualities of a professional Health and Physical Educator. Each concentration is comprised of tailored coursework and professional experiences according the student's prior background and professional aspirations to prepare them to meeting multiple levels of disciplinary standards including:

  • The Michigan Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (MI InTASC) Model Core Teaching Standards, adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) in 2013, define the theoretical and practical knowledge, skills, and dispositions that all entry-level teachers should possess upon completion of an approved teacher preparation program.
  • Michigan-specific content standards define the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the specific discipline(s) in which teacher candidates seek endorsements, as well as pedagogical applications of that disciplinary knowledge. "Standards for the preparation of Health and Physical Education Teachers in Michigan."

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Teaching and Curriculum (Post-Bachelor)

This program offers teacher certification to holders of baccalaureate degrees with suitable teaching majors and minors, who choose not to pursue the master’s degree. The program integrates classroom theory and practice and is available at both the elementary and secondary levels. 

Upon admission to the Post Bachelor Certification Program, students take the professional sequence classes in post‐bachelor (undergraduate) status. The Post Bachelor program may be completed as a full‐time or part‐time student. Credit in this program is undergraduate credit and can never be applied toward a graduate degree. This program does not offer a second bachelor’s degree. 

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TeachDETROIT: Teaching for elementary education (M.A.)

Become an expert educator for Detroit school children and their families.

  • Earn your elementary teaching certificate in 12 months in our teacher residency program.
  • Take university classes in Detroit schools so you can learn from masterful mentor teachers and by working with children in real classrooms—putting into practice the best that is known about teaching in urban settings.
  • Study with outstanding course instructors who teach by your side in Detroit elementary schools.
  • Learn alongside a cohort of teaching colleagues who are as excited as you are to become an effective urban educator.
  • Work with Detroit families as partners in education.
  • Explore opportunities for specializations in inclusive education, urban education, and mathematics education.
  • Earn your education degree from one of the best urban universities in the country.

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