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

CURRCIULUM AND SCHEDULE

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.

 

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

Contact Us

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  • Name

    Diane S. Brown, Ph.D., I.H.M.
  • Address

    LA 331
  • Direct

    (313) 927-1273
  • Email

    dbrown1@marygrove.edu

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