MASTER OF EDUCATION + TEACHER CERTIFICATION

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Teaching positions in Elementary or Secondary Public, Private or Charter Schools.

FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:

The Marygrove College Education Department collaboratively prepares educators committed to the success of all students believing that quality education is vital to wholeness of persons, sustainability of communities, and a vibrant, just democratic society. The Master of Education plus Teacher Certification provides those interested in becoming teacher with the background knowledge and experience to be a successful educational leader in a K-12 classroom.

SPECIFIC PROGRAM INFORMATION

The Elementary Level teaching certificate allows the holder to teach all subjects in a self-contained classroom, grades K-8. The Secondary Level certified teacher is allowed to instruct grades 6-12 in endorsed subjects. Art teachers are certified to teach their subject area across the K-12 spectrum, minors are not required in this comprehensive teaching major.

An Elementary or Secondary Education student must have a certifiable teaching major for which Marygrove is authorized to recommend for Provisional Certification. An Elementary Education student also must complete the Elementary Education minor offered by Marygrove. A Secondary Education student must complete a certifiable Marygrove teaching minor.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Every Marygrove teacher preparation student is expected to have a strong liberal arts background, as described by the Professional Standards for Michigan Teachers. Transcripts are reviewed for such an academic background.  Where gaps are evident, additional pre-requisite work will be required.

  • Submit a graduate application
  • Send official transcripts for the bachelor degree-awarding institution directly to Marygrove College: Office of Admissions
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better overall and within the major
  • Meet the Michigan requirements for entrance into a teacher certification program: 2015 or more recent SAT scores of at least 480 Verbal, 530 Math OR passed the Basic Skills Test in any prior year OR the Professional Readiness Exam in a recent prior year
  • Create a Career Plan

CURRICULUM

Students have individual plans of work depending on the coursework required for a teachable major and minor.  The professional sequence of courses includes 27-30 hours of coursework and six to ten hours of Student Teaching.  A graduate level research course and three additional cognate courses in an area of the student’s choosing (Reading, Educational Technology or Special Education) are required for the Masters.

 

Schedule
Elementary     Secondary    
Phase I - Exploratory     Phase I - Exploratory    
EDU 521 Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers 3 EDU 522 Educational Psychology for Secondary Teachers 3
EDU 575 Foundations in American Education 3 EDU 575 Foundations in American Education 3
Phase II - Theory     Phase II - Theory    
EDU 530 Technology in the Classroom 3 EDU 530 Technology in the Classroom 3
EDU 551 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 3 EDU 548 Teaching Writing and Speaking 3
EDU 553 Designing & Managing Effective Learning Environments for Diverse Learners 3 EDU 551 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 3
EDU 566 Literacy in Elementary Education 3 EDU 553 Designing & Managing Effective Learning Environments for Diverse Learners 3
Phase III - Practice     Phase III - Practice    
EDU 544 Clinical Experiences and Methods for Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary Schools 3 EDU 547 General Secondary Methods 3
EDU 554 Clinical Experiences and Methods for Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary Schools 3 (Major) 547 Subject Area Teaching Methods Course(s) 3-6
EDU 567 Clinical Experiences and Methods for Teaching Literacy in the Elementary Schools 3 EDU 557 Methods of Intermediate and Secondary Reading 3
EDU 574 Clinical Experiences and Methods for Teaching Science in the Elementary Schools 3 EDU 699 Student Teaching & Seminar 6-10
EDU 699 Student Teaching & Seminar 6-10      
TOTAL CREDITS   36-40     33-40
The Courses Below are Additional Required Courses for Students Seeking a Master’s in Education Plus Teacher Certification
EDU 602 Educational Research 3 EDU 602 Educational Research 3
Cognate Pick One Cognate (3 courses)   Cognate Pick One Cognate (3 courses)  
Reading Cognate or RDG 559 3 Reading Cognate or RDG 559 3
  RDG 567     RDG 567  
  RDG 639     RDG 639  
Education Technology Cognate or

EDT 640

3 Education Technology Cognate or

EDT 640

3
  EDT 688     EDT 688  
  EDT/EDU 665     EDT/EDU 665  
Special Education Cognate SED 556 3 Special Education Cognate SED 556 3
  SED 570     SED 570  
  EDU 665     EDU 665  
Total Credits   12     12

 

Areas of Concentration

  • Elementary and Secondary Teaching Certification
  • Master of Education: Teaching - Elementary Education
  • Master of Education: Teaching - Secondary Education
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