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Elementary and Secondary Teaching Certification

Any student with a history major who plans to teach at the secondary level is required to take the following coursework. These additional requirements are designed to meet the State of Michigan certification code and will prepare students to effectively teach the K-12 Content Standards for Social Studies in Michigan’s Curriculum Framework.

A. The Social Science General Education Requirements
POL 149 American Political Systems
ECN 200 Introduction to Macroeconomics
                  -OR-
ECN 203 Introduction to Microeconomics    

B. Additional Coursework
HIS 330 Michigan History and Politics

One of the following multicultural courses:

POL 306 Racial and Ethnic Diversity
                 -OR-
IS 320A Detroit and the Contemporary Urban Crisis

C. Certification Requirements

HIS 347 Methods of Secondary Social Studies is required for secondary education.

Professional Education courses are found in the EDUCATION section of the catalog.

A grade of C (2.0) or better must be maintained in all courses of this major. An overall GPA of 2.7 is required to enter the Teacher Certification Program at Marygrove. See Teacher Certification section of this catalog for more information.

D. MTTC and Gateway Courses
Students are required to take the State-mandated Basic Skills Test and the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) in history. Students may not register for MTTC in history until they have successfully completed 80 percent of the major coursework and a gateway course. The gateway course is designed to help students prepare for the MTTC and to determine their readiness to take the test. Please consult the department for the current list of history gateway courses.

E. Certifiable Minor
See the EDUCATION section of the catalog for certifiable minors.