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Early Childhood Education - Specific Information

Early Childhood Education - Specific Information

Specific Information

Academic Performance

Continuation in and completion of the TCCERT program depends on maintenance of a GPA of 2.7 and successful completion of the required sequence of courses. Students who do not meet the 2.7 GPA will receive a letter of academic probation from the education unit and be granted one term to make up the deficiency; they will be denied the opportunity to do directed teaching during the probationary period. Students who do not raise the GPA to 2.7 during the probationary period will be dropped from the TCCERT program. A student may register for EDU 499 (Student Teaching) a maximum of two times before being dropped from the program.

Admission to the Teacher Certification Program

Students take EDU 203: The Teaching Profession, prior to being admitted to the TCCERT program. This course should be taken in either the first or second year. It is an exploratory course that assists you in determining if you are suited for the teaching profession. During the course, the entire procedure for admission to teacher certification will be clarified. Following is an abbreviated listing of the requirements for admission:

  1. Satisfactory completion of EDU 203: The Teaching Profession.
  2. An overall grade point average of 2.7.
  3. No more than one notice of academic probation.
  4. Completion of all developmental and foundational courses in reading and writing with a minimum grade of C and of all math courses with a C average.
  5. Required application form filled in and submitted to the certification officer, along with other necessary documentation (obtain a packet from the education assistant in Room MC 214).
  6. A passing score on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Basic Skills Test.
  7. Screening and acceptance process of the education unit, including personal interview.

Admission to Student Teaching

Admission to the TCCERT Program does not constitute permission to do student teaching. Admission to student teaching is contingent upon satisfying the requirements outlined below.

  1. An overall grade point average of 2.7 or better in courses taken at Marygrove College.
  2. Completion of all professional certification and teaching discipline courses except student teaching.
  3. Recommendation by an academic department and the Education Unit.
  4. Health record clearance from a physician within six months of student teaching.
  5. Review and approval by the Education Unit.

Marygrove does not waive student teaching.

Requirements for Michigan Provisional Certification
A candidate’s credentials will be sent to the state of Michigan for provisional certification once the following elements have been successfully completed and verified:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Required MTTC tests-Basic Skills plus competency tests *
  • All undergraduate coursework for teaching disciplines, teaching major and minor where applicable
  • Entire Marygrove College sequence of professional teaching courses
  • Confirmation of valid First Aid and CPR (Adult & Child) credentials

Secondary – A passing score on the major and minor subject area tests. Elementary –Marygrove requires you to pass the Elementary Test and the test in your major.

Career Information

The education unit is committed to helping students explore teaching as a career. Teaching has always been an exciting, challenging, and essential career that makes a critical mark on the lives of children and young adults. While qualified teachers are much in demand, teacher training opens doors to many other occupations as well.

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