May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Baccalaureate/Master’s-Level Teacher Certification, Secondary Certification

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Certification Requirements for Post-Baccalaureate/ Master’s-Level Students

Secondary Certification Requirements

Students must take sufficient course work in three areas to be eligible for Michigan secondary certification: (1) Professional education courses, (2) a content major, and (3) minor in a qualifying area of instruction.

Professional Education Courses.

Listed below are the required graduate professional education courses for Michigan secondary-teaching credentials. If students have taken the undergraduate course, they do not need to repeat the graduate-level course. Graduate students who are qualifying for certification and wish to apply credit to a graduate degree must select courses at the graduate level.

First Days of School Experience


* For students with appropriate and verified teaching experience, some student-teaching credit by examination for student-teaching may be granted. Requests for such credit should be made after consultation with the Department of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum on forms available at that office. This should be done before applying for student teaching. All candidates qualifying for Adventist certification must have had significant structured experience in a multigrade Adventist school.

First Aid & CPR Certified

Have current First Aid & CPR Certification from the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association (must include infant, child and adult CPR in addition to First Aid).

Approved Majors and Minors for Secondary Certification

Seventh-day Adventist and State of Michigan secondary certification require a major and minor teaching area. Seventh-day Adventist certification also recognizes additional majors and minors. See content majors and minors for secondary education. 

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