May 25, 2022
The current Secondary Education Program is still in place this year. However, beginning in the Fall of 2023, students will be advised to meet the new program requirements within the grade bands developed by the State of Michigan Department of Education. Teacher candidates will choose a grade band of either 5–9 or 7–12 as their major with an additional endorsement. At the completion of the program, students will acquire certification in 5–12 when meeting all the state requirements. Currently, the NAD requirements have not changed within the Teacher Education Program.
Students preparing for teaching 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 and the College of Education & International Services. Students must have a subject major and a subject minor which Andrews University has approved with 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. The BS in Integrated Science for Secondary Education can only be completed in conjuction with a major in Secondary Education.
Life Science/Biology - 23
Physics - 8
Choose one of the following sets:
Electives chosen by advisement from the above areas to complete the requirements to total 64 credits.
The State of Michigan recommends that students pass MTTC subject exams in biology, physics, and chemistry.
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will:
- Explain worldviews and trace their historical development.
- Critique worldviews from a Christian perspective.
- Integrate principles of a Christian worldview into their chosen fields of study.
- Describe human development.
- Apply current theories of learning.
- Facilitate change in groups and organizations.
- Relate effectively with various cultural, racial and special interest groups.
- Identify political and legal issues.
- Manage human, financial and material resources.
- Demonstrate servant leadership.
- Communicate effectively in written, verbal, and non-verbal forms.
- Use electronic tools effectively for professional communication, teaching and research.
- Read and evaluate research.
- Conduct research.
- Report research findings.
- Demonstrate continuing professional development.
- Demonstrate ethical behavior in all professional activities.
- Demonstrate balanced physical, mental, spiritual and social development.