Feb 26, 2024  

Secondary Certification, Social Studies Emphasis BS

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Secondary Certification with a BA or BS Degree

Students preparing for teaching in secondary schools (grades 6–12) may choose from either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree programs. These degrees are granted by the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Architecture, Art & Design, School of Education and School of Health Professions. Students must have a subject major and a subject minor, which Andrews University has approved with the State of Michigan for certification purposes, in addition to their Professional Education courses. In order for Andrews University to recommend a student for certification the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) subject area exams must be passed in both the major and minor.

Total Credits: 56


All students with this major will be expected to meet the requirements in effect for this major at the time of graduation. Contact your advisor for further details. Advising for this major is done by the Department of History & Political Science.

The State of Michigan recommends that students pass MTTC subject exams in History, Geography, Economics and Political Science.

Secondary Certification General Education


See professional program requirements  and note the following specific requirements:



Fine Arts/Humanities—3

Choose one course from:

Life/Physical Sciences—8

  • Take one course from Life Science and one from Physical Science


Fitness Education—3


* The exact number of credits for student teaching is determined by the Department of TLC. A minimum of 9 semester credits is required. Students needing full-time status will take additional credits.

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