TeachDETROIT: Required Courses and Experiences

The scheduled Teacher Education Courses for the current and coming semesters can be found at:

WSU Schedule of Classes

To assist you in your advance planning, here are course schedules currently planned for TeachDetroit:

  • Complete criminal background check
  • Take licensure examinations
  • Take TB test

Fall Semester

Required courses

  • ELE 6500 Teaching Science
  • ELE 6600 Teaching Social Studies
  • ELE 6220 Teaching Literacy 1
  • TED 5150 Field Experience

 Addditional Requirements

  • Upload a video of your teaching each week to GoReact
  • Set up a teaching website
  • Upload a science lesson plan to your website
  • Upload a social studies lesson plan to your website
  • Upload a statement of what it means to be a "reflective practitioner" to your website
  • Upload a statement of what it means to be a teacher "committed to diversity" to your website

Winter Semester

Required courses

  • ELE 6390 Teaching Matematics
  • ELE 6240 Teaching Literacy 2
  • BBE 5000 Multicultural Education
  • TED 5780 Field Experience
    • 20 hours per week plus seminar

Additional Requirements

  • Upload a video of your teaching each week to GoReact
  • Upload literacy lesson plan to your website
  • Upload mathematics lesson plan to your website
  • Upload child study to your website
  • Complete CPR training
  • Upload a statement of what it means to be an "innovative practitioner" to your website

Spring/Summer Semester

Required courses

  • SED 5010 5010 Inclusive Teaching
  • ELE 6260 Teaching Literacy 3
  • ELE 6070 Detroit Families, Schools, and Community

Additional Requirements

  • Upload a video of your teaching each week to GoReact
  • Upload a video self-study to your website
  • Upload a statement of what it means to be a teacher "committed to diversity" to your website

Optional Fourth Semester

For students who need more field experience, or wish to spread courses out over four semesters

  • TED 5780 Field Experiencde for students who are not yet proficient in teaching skills
  • Other required coursework as need by the individual student

Recommended courses (not required)

  • ELE 6200 Children's Literature
  • EDP 6210 Foundations of Educational Psychology

Master's in Teaching

  • ED 7999 Master's Seminar
  • EHP 7600 Philosophy of Education

Schedules are always subject to change, so we recommend that you check periodically to ensure that your desired course(s) will actually be offered.  Elective courses tend to change more often than courses making up the TeachDetroit Core.

Our signature pedagogy in TeachDETROIT is to weave academic learning about teaching into your field experience, and in a typical year we launch the program with a summer school experience that embodies that foundational idea. We are making adjustments given the circumstances of COVID-19, and we will continue to be responsive to the Governor's guidance and the recommendations of the Michigan Department of Education.

Please reach out with any questions or concerns you may have. We are here for you.

TeachDETROIT Team
TeachDETROIT@wsu.edu