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2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Education Bachelors/Masters Dual Degrees


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The dual degree programs are designed to give students knowledge and skills content areas and education. The programs prepare educators who have a clear understanding of their content area and educational skills and strategies that will be implemented in their classrooms. Educators will also gain understanding of diversity, classroom management, and assessment.  Graduates of the programs are currently working in a wide variety of positions in education such as classroom teachers, administrators and consultants.

The dual degree program usually takes five years to complete, earning a Bachelors and Masters in Elementary Education or Secondary Education. Students will be required to meet the criteria of the dual degree.  Students must complete all requirements for certification prior to graduation.

Majors and Minors


Majors and Minors for Elementary Education Certification


Students in the Elementary Education program must include the Planned Program minor and one subject content major or two minors. When two minors are chosen, they should be chosen from different groups and at least one should be a subject area commonly taught in elementary schools (indicated with a *).

The required courses for an approved major or minor in Integrated Science, Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies are listed in the chart below. All other approved majors and minors are listed and described under the appropriate department in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Architecture, Art & Design and School of Health Professions sections of this bulletin.

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Majors and Minors for Secondary Education Certification


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 & Interior Design, and School of Education. 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, and have current certification in First Aid & CPR.

Descriptions of the Integrated Science and Social Studies majors are listed in the School of Education. All other approved majors and minors are described under their respective departments in other sections of this bulletin.

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Admission Requirements


Admission Requirements: Elementary Education


  1. Have an approved major or two minor, plus your Planned Program minor.
  2. GPA of 3.0 in all areas.
  3. Successfully complete or meet the requirements for one of the following:
    1. MTTC PRE - passed all three areas
    2. ACT
      1. Reading -22
      2. English + Writing - 22
      3. Mathematics - 22
    3. SAT Scores if taken after March 5, 2016
      1. Evidence Based Reading & Writing - 480
      2. Mathematics - 530
  4. Apply for admission to the Teacher Preparation/Student Teaching Program and apply for your MAT during EDTE408.
  5. No grades of a C- or lower in your major, minor, Planned Program or Professional Education courses.
  6. Take the Subject Area section(s) of the MTTC during the last semester of undergraduate classes. (3rd year.)
  7. Continue working on established course plan.
  8. Students should apply for graduation with your BSELED and complete your “Advancement to Candidacy” (MAT) applications at the time they begin First Days of School Experience or the summer prior to Student Teaching.
  9. Apply for teaching certificate during Student Teaching Seminar. 

 

MAT Program Procedures - Same Academic Standards apply to this Program as to a regular graduate program - See the Graduate Programs section of the School of Education bulletin for specific requirements.

Admission Requirements: Secondary Education


  1. Have an approved major and minor.
  2. GPA of 3.0 in all areas.
  3. Successfully complete or meet the requirements for one of the following:
    1. MTTC PRE - passed all three areas
    2. ACT
      1. Mathematics - 22
      2. English + Writing - 22
      3. Reading -22
    3. SAT Scores if taken after March 5, 2016
      1. Evidence Based Reading & Writing - 480
      2. Mathematics - 530
  4. Apply for admission to the Teacher Preparation/Student Teaching Program and apply for your MAT during EDTE408.
  5. No grades of a C- or lower in your major, minor or Professional Education courses.
  6. Take the Subject Area section(s) of the MTTC during the last semester of undergraduate classes. (3rd year)
  7. Continue working on established course plan.
  8. Students should apply for graduation with your BA/BS and complete your “Advancement to Candidacy” (MAT) applications at the time they begin First Days of School Experience or the summer prior to Student Teaching.
    1. Take the senior exit ecam - (undergraduate requirement)
    2. First Aid & CPR
  9. Apply for teaching certificate during Student Teaching Seminar. 

 

MAT Program Procedures - Same Academic Standards apply to this Program as to a regular graduate program - See the Graduate Programs section of the School of Education bulletin for specific requirements.

Graduation Requirements


MAT Requirements

  1. An undergraduate major and/or a minor(s) in teaching area(s).
  2. MAT students are required to meet the same requirements for a content major/minor as
    undergraduate students. All requirements the MAT must be met by graduation.

MAT Program Procedures

  1. Apply for admission to the MAT program by junior year.
  2. Develop a course plan in collaboration with advisor
  3. Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  4. Take the SAT exam prior to acceptance into the Teacher Training/Student Teaching program by the end of EDTE 408 .
  5. Apply for admission to the teacher preparation program and student teaching candidacy during EDTE 408  (see here)*
  6. Continue course work
  7. Take the Subject Area section(s) of the MTTC 
  8. Complete course work, including EDTE 588  & EDCI 696 .
  9. Apply for teaching certificate.
  10. Students should apply for Advancement to Candidacy at the time they begin First Days of School Experience or the summer prior to Student Teaching.

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