Secondary School Certification Program

Secondary School Certification Program

UM-Dearborn students may earn a bachelor's degree while securing a recommendation for a Secondary Provisional Teacher's Certificate. Programs are intended for those who wish to teach in either a middle school or senior high school. Students in this program will have two advisors, one in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (CASL) to help plan the degree program and another, in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, to assist in planning the certification program.

Note: Education courses, or courses in the major or minor, may not be elected for pass/fail credit.

The teaching certificate awarded to the beginning secondary school teacher is the Michigan Secondary Provisional Teacher's Certificate. This certificate is valid for teaching in grades six through twelve in those areas where the applicant has completed a major or minor, and passed the appropriate state mandated tests. It is valid for six years and may be renewed (for three years each time) provided that renewal conditions are met. Legislative or other state action may change these specifications. Therefore, students are advised to contact the Office of Student Success in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services to learn of the most recent policies.

Certification

In recommending students for teacher's certificates, the College of Education, Health, and Human Services functions, indirectly, as an arm of the Michigan Department of Education. All such certificates awarded to students at the UM-Dearborn are issued at the request of an appropriate faculty body by the Michigan Department of Education in Lansing irrespective of the particular campus attended (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint).

Campus Degree/Certification Program

Students, upon the successful completion of certification requirements, will receive their certification recommendation through the College of Education, Health, and Human Services and their degree recommendation from CASL. Therefore, they should be properly enrolled in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services and CASL. Students are responsible for meeting all of the appropriate degree requirements legislated by the particular unit that is to recommend their degree. The College of Education, Health, and Human Services and its faculty, therefore, can accept no responsibility for seeing that students are properly acquainted with their various degree requirements. Instead, students are to seek such information from the advisors available in their own particular degree recommending unit.

Certification Advising

All secondary certification students are assigned an academic advisor in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. It is the policy of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services that all undergraduates and others seeking provisional teaching certificates are to meet with their certification academic advisor at least once per academic year. By means of this practice, the individual secondary certification student can be kept abreast of periodic modifications in the curriculum and in certification regulations.

Certification Requirements

A person desiring to earn a secondary teacher's certificate must meet all of the conditions listed below.

  1. The satisfactory completion of a degree program with an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  2. The satisfactory completion of a teaching major and a teaching minor, each with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  3. The successful completion of the courses below is required of everyone desiring to qualify for a secondary certification recommendation.
  4. EDA 205 Introduction to Education and EDT 211 Designing Tech-Based Learning Solutions. All requirements as identified in the College’s four-phase program listed below must be met for a teaching certificate recommendation.

College of Education, Health, and Human Services Four-Phase Checklist

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services at the UM-Dearborn is committed to the ideal of quality in the field of teacher education. It recognizes that not everyone who wishes to be a teacher is capable of meeting program requirements that relate to teacher competency. Therefore, the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is selective in admitting students into its teacher preparation programs and in making recommendations for teacher certification.

A four-phase screening procedure is employed to help identify those people most likely to perform at the level of excellence defined by the College. Further, this procedure is useful in assisting students with career decisions. The screening procedure is divided into four successive phases, each with its own set of academic and professional admission standards. Students are expected to have successfully met all of the requirements at one phase before entering the next. Each student is responsible for knowing and meeting all program requirements as listed in theUndergraduate Catalog. The "College of Education, Health, and Human Services Four-Phase Checklist" is as follows:

Phase 1 - Admission to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services

Three types of students are considered for admission to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at this entry level phase:

  1. First time in any college (FTIAC) students
    Campus admission standards for SAT, ACT, and high school Grade Point Average (GPA) are used in determining admission.
  2. Transfer students
    Campus admission standards are used for students transferring 54 or fewer semester hours. College of Education, Health, and Human Services admission standards (a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75/4.0 scale) are used for students transferring 55 or more semester hours.
  3. Degreed persons seeking certification only
    College of Education, Health, and Human Services admission standards are used for individuals with a bachelor's degree earned at a regionally accredited institution. The individual must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in their major, minor, and overall to be admitted to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services and the Teacher Certification Program.

Important: Fingerprinting and criminal background checks are required for work in school settings. Such work is required of all certification students. All background checks must be completed in the first semester of admission to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. Live Scan fingerprinting is being offered by Integrated Biometric Technology (IBT) by appointment only. Instruction/application forms are available at the College of Education, Health, and Human Services Field Placement Office (Room 264 FCS). To make an appointment for your Live Scan fingerprinting, contact IBT at 1-866-226-2952.

Note: Admission to a Teacher Certification program--see Phase 2--is a separate procedure from admission to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services itself.

Phase 2 - Admission to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services Teacher Certification Program

Admission to a College of Education, Health, and Human Services Teacher Certification program (elementary/secondary) requires all of the following:

  1. meeting minimum score requirements on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Professional Readiness Examination (Reading, Mathematics, Writing) or alternative scoring measures,
  2. a minimum of 55 semester credit hours or an earned degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.75/4.0 scale. Grades earned at all institutions are used in this calculation for students transferring into the College of Education, Health, and Human Services with the exception of degreed persons seeking certification only (see Phase 1, number 3),
  3. submission to College of Education, Health, and Human Services of results from the Campus Composition Placement Test 313-593-5100 to arrange for the exam), This test must be taken within the first semester that a student is enrolled classes.
  4. completion of COMP 105 and COMP 106 (and COMP 227 when required). 
  5. Major(s) and/or minor(s) must be formally declared on a Change of Degree/Concentration Petition form.
  6. submission of completed Application for Admission Teacher Certification Program form (available in College of Education, Health, and Human Services Office of Student Success, 262 FCS). This form includes a statement of intent regarding allowing or not allowing MTTC score reporting to advisors in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services and College of Arts, Sciences and Letters.
  7. valid Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT).  A criminal background check will be conducted using ICHAT before placement in any field experience. If any offense is found, students must make an appointment with the Associate Dean.

Note: When all Phase 2 requirements have been met, students receive a formal letter of admission to the Teacher Certification Program.

Phase 3 - Eligibility for Student Teaching

Eligibility for directed (student) teaching (elementary/secondary) requires all of the following:

  1. passing scores from pertinent MTTC Subject Area Tests. Elementary certification students must pass the MTTC Elementary Education test.  Secondary certification students must pass the MTTC tests in their major and their minor,
  2. senior student status (minimum of 85 semester hours earned),
  3. completion of at least one full term (12 semester hours) of study at UM-Dearborn,
  4. a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75/4.0 scale as well as a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major(s), minor(s), and the professional sequence,
  5. completion of professional sequence courses,
  6. submission of a signed "Evaluation of Oral Expression" form to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services Field Placement Office, (264 FCS),
  7. attendance at a Student Teaching Application and Placement meeting and submission of all forms distributed,
  8. valid TB clearance, criminal background check, CPR certification, and evidence of training for dealing with infectious diseases/blood borne pathogens on file,
  9. Valid Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT). A criminal background check will be conducted using ICHAT before placement in any field experience.  If any offense is found, you must make an appointment with the Associate Dean.

Phase 4 - Eligibility for a Recommendation for a Degree and/or a Michigan Teaching Certificate

Recommendation for a degree and/or a Michigan Teaching Certificate (secondary) requires all of the following:

  1. submission of completed Degree/Diploma Application form to Enrollment Services /Registration and Records (1169 UC). The form and applicable deadlines are available online at http://umdearborn.edu/rr_apply-graduate. Note: Secondary Certification students must submit their Degree/Diploma Application form as a student in the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters and fill out a Program Completer Form to be submitted to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services certification officer
  2. acceptable scores from all relevant Michigan Tests for Teacher Certification (MTTC),
    1. to be recommended for any additional major(s), minor(s), endorsement(s), all relevant tests must be taken and passed. Results must be in by the time recommendations are prepared for the state by the UM-Dearborn certification officer.
    2. Secondary Certification students: Subject area tests for which student wishes to be recommended. (At least one major and one minor are required.)
  3. successful completion of the chosen program, major(s), minor(s), professional sequence, and supplementary requirements,
  4. a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75/4.0 scale as well as a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major(s), minor(s) and professional sequence.

Based on this  record of achievement, a decision to recommend or not to recommend and/or certification will be made.

Secondary education students pursuing a bachelor's degree in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters should not confuse the requirements for their teaching major with those for their academic concentration in CASL. The courses required to complete a teaching major are determined by the College of Education, Health, and Human Services in compliance with the state certification code. The courses required for a degree concentration are prescribed by the CASL and are a part of the student's degree program. Often the two sets of requirements overlap so that by fulfilling concentration requirements, the student also, in most cases, completes most of the requirements for a teaching major. Occasionally, however, students must exercise caution when electing individual courses so that one set of requirements is not ignored while fulfilling the other. The student's academic advisor in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services will be able to assist in planning an overall certification program that simultaneously meets both sets of requirements in an expeditious manner.

Areas of Study for Majors and Minors

The teaching majors and minors currently available for secondary certification students are listed below:

Biology

Major Requirements

A minimum of 32 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
BIOL 130
130L
Intro Org and Environ Biology
and Intro Org & Envir Biol Lab/Rec
4
BIOL 140
140L
Intro Molec & Cellular Biology
and Intr Molec & Cell Biol Lab/Rec
4
Cellular and Molecular Biology:
Select two courses from below. One must be a laboratory course:6-8
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Lab
General Genetics
and General Genetics Laboratory 1
Principles of Biochemistry
Epidemiology
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
Applied & Environ Microbiology
and Appl & Envir Microbiology Lab
Microbial Genetics 1
Virology
Immunology
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry Lab I
Biochemistry II
and Biochemistry Laboratory II
Molecular Biology
and Molecular Biology Lab
Physiology of Micro-organisms
Organismal Biology:
Select two courses from below. One must be a laboratory course:7-9
Comparative Animal Physiology
and Comparative Anim Physiol Lab
Introduction to Mycology
Histology
and Histology Lab
Embryology Lab
Invertebrate Zoology
Plant Biology
and Plant Biology Lab
Plant Physiology
and Plant Physiology Lab
Introduction to Neurobiology
and Intro to Neurobiology Lab
Ornithology
Population and Environmental Biology:
Select two courses from below. One must be a laboratory course:7-8
Ecology
and Ecology Lab
Aquatic Ecosystems
Field Biology
Population Genetics & Evolutn
and Population Genetics & Evol Lab 1
Behavior and Evolution
Advanced Field Ecology
Electives
Select 0-4 credit hours from above:0-4
Total Credit Hours28-37
1

One course in genetics: either BIOL 306,or BIOL 360, must be selected.

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. For the major, 16 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above; for the minor, 7 semester hours in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

Chemistry

Major Requirements

A minimum of 32 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry IA
and General Chemistry IA Lab/Rec
Gen Chemistry IB
and General Chem IB Lab/Rec
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry IIA
and General Chem IIA Lab/Rec
General Chemistry IIB
and General Chem IIB Lab/Rec
CHEM 225Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 226Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 227Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 303Inorganic Chemistry I3
CHEM 344
344L
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Lab
4
CHEM 368Physical Chemistry I3
Advanced Chemistry Course
Select at least one from the following:3-4
Environmental Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry II
Instrumental Methods of Analys
Physical Chemistry II
Biochemistry I
Additional Chemistry Lab Courses
Select one from the following:1-2
Adv Org Syn & Character Lab
Adv Inorg Synth & Char Lab
Physicochemical Measurements
Total Credit Hours30-32

Chemistry/Instructional Track

The Chemistry/Instructional Track concentration is an interdisciplinary program leading to a BS degree in Chemistry, and to a Michigan Provisional Secondary Teaching Certificate. It is a collaboration between the Department of Natural Sciences and the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. For further information, contact Craig  Donahue or Sheila Smith, advisors, at the Dept. of Nat. Sciences, 313-593-5627.

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. For the major, 16 semester hours must be in courses 300 or above; for the minor, 7 semester hours in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for the major.

Earth Science

Major Requirements

A minimum of 32 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
GEOL 118
118L
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab/Rec
4
GEOG 203Weather and Climate3
GEOL 218
218L
Historical Geology
and Historical Geology Lab
4
GEOL 340Remote Sensing3
GEOL 342Physical Oceanography3
GEOL 377Field Methods1
ASTR 130Introduction to Astronomy3
ASTR 131Introductory Astronomy Lab1
Electives
Select from the following10
Land Use Planning and Mgmt
Economic Geography
Hazardous Waste Management
Environmental Geology
Energy Resources
Groundwater Hydrology
Total Credit Hours32

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. At least 15 semester hours of courses at UM-Dearborn required for a major.

Economics

Major Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
ECON 201Prin: Macroeconomics3
ECON 202Prin: Microeconomics3
ECON 301Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 302Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECON 448International Trade3
ECON 351Environmental Economics3
ECON 361U S Economic History3
Select two of the following:6
The balance of courses to be selected with the approval of the advisor in accordance with the Economic concentration and certification requirements.9
Total Credit Hours36

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major and a minor.
  2. For the major, 15 semester hours must be in courses 300 or above; 9 semester hours at 300 or above for a minor.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

English

Major Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
ENGL 461Modern English Grammar3
or ENGL 482 History of the English Lang
ENGL 323Advanced Creative Writing3
or ENGL 327 Advanced Exposition
Select one of the following:3
American English
Language and Society
Modern English Grammar
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Discourse Analysis
African American English
History of the English Lang
World Englishes
Sociolinguistics
The balance of the courses are to be selected with the approval of the degree and certification advisors in accordance with the English concentration requirements. Among the electives JASS 310, JASS 330 and COMM 335 are allowed.21
Supplementary requirement (not included in the 30 semester hours):
LIBR 470Literature for Young People3
Total Credit Hours33

Note: COMP 105 and COMP 106 are required but do not count toward the English major.

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. For the major, 18 semester hours must be in courses 300 or above; 9 semester hours at 300 or above for a minor.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

French

Major Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours in coursework beyond second-year proficiency is required.

Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent French language proficiency (not counted toward major).

Required
FREN 301Advanced Conversation and Comp3
FREN 302Advanced Conversation and Comp3
FREN 332French Cinema3
One specialized language course from the following:3
Language of Business
Cult Intro to French Business
Writing and Translating
Two civilization/culture courses from the following:6
French Civilization of Past
France in the 20th Century
France of Today
Francophone Lit and Civil
One literature course from the following:3
Frnch Lit: Md Ages-18 Century
French Lit: 19th-20th Century
Workshop in French Theater
Francophone Lit and Civil
Additional credit hours from other French area offerings:9
Total Credit Hours30

Notes:

  1. FREN 339 is listed under two headings. Students may count it  under one or the other of the headings as they wish, but not under both.
  2. Concentrators are encouraged to strengthen their knowledge of French language and culture by participating in any of the approved study-abroad programs.
  3. For the major, 30 credit hours of upper-level courses (courses numbered 300 or higher) are required; 20 credit hours of upper-level courses are required for the minor.
  4. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  5. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.
  6. Acceptable scores from the MTTC Subject Area Test in French are required for Teacher Certification.

History

Major Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
HIST 101The World to 1500 CE3
HIST 103The World Since 1500 CE3
HIST 111The American Past I3
HIST 112The American Past II3
HIST 300The Study of History3
HIST 361United States Economic History3
HIST 3601Michigan History3
Balance of courses to be selected from three different global areas: Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas, Russia or the Middle East9
Total Credit Hours30

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. For the major, 15 semester hours must be in courses 300 or above; 9 semester hours at 300 or above for a minor.
  3. 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major. 9 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a minor.

Integrated Science

Major Requirements

A minimum of 36 semester hours is required spread over three of the four subject areas for Integrated Science. The remaining subject area will constitute your minor. You must minor in one of these four disciplines.

Biology

Required Courses
BIOL 130
130L
Intro Org and Environ Biology
and Intro Org & Envir Biol Lab/Rec
4
BIOL 140
140L
Intro Molec & Cellular Biology
and Intr Molec & Cell Biol Lab/Rec
4
Select one course from the following:4
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Lab
Ecology
and Ecology Lab
General Genetics
Field Biology
Population Genetics & Evolutn
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
Total Credit Hours12

Chemistry

Required Courses
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab/Rec
General Chemistry IIA
and General Chem IIA Lab/Rec
General Chemistry IIB
and General Chem IIB Lab/Rec
CHEM 225Organic Chemistry I3
Select one of the following:3-4
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Inorganic Chemistry I
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Lab
Total Credit Hours10-11

Earth Science

Required Courses
GEOL 118
118L
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab/Rec
4
GEOG 203Weather and Climate3
ASTR 130Introduction to Astronomy3
ASTR 131Introductory Astronomy Lab1
Select one course from the following:1-4
Historical Geology
and Historical Geology Lab
Hazardous Waste Management
Remote Sensing
Physical Oceanography
Environmental Geology
Field Methods
Total Credit Hours12-15

Physics

Required Courses
Select one of the following:4
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics I Lab/Dis
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab/Dis
Select one of the following:4
Introductory Physics II
and Intro Physics II Lab/Dis
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab/Dis
Select one course from the following:4
Contemporary Physics
Instrumentation for Scientists
Mechanics
Electricity and Magnetism
Optics
Thermal and Statistical Physic
Total Credit Hours12

Additional Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major.
  2. At least 15 hours of UM-Dearborn courses are required for a major.

Mathematics

Major Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours from courses numbered above MATH 105 is required.

Required Courses
MATH 115Calculus I4
MATH 116Calculus II4
MATH 215Calculus III4
MATH 2002
MATH 216Intro to Diff Equations3
MATH 227Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 331Survey of Geometry3
MATH 412First Course in Modern Algebra3
MATH 486Sec School Math for Teachers3
Recomended electives:3
Discrete Math Meth Comptr Engr
Applied Combinatorics
Computing with Mathematica
Elementary Number Theory
Linear Algebra
Func of a Complex Var with App
Mathematical Modeling
History of Mathematics
Supplementary requirements (not included in the 30 hours):
Computer Science I
Applied Statistics I
Total Credit Hours32

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. For the major, 12 semester hours must be in courses 300 or above; 6 semester hours at 300 or above for a minor.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

Physics

Major Requirements

A minimum of 32 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
PHYS 150
150L
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab/Dis
4
PHYS 151
151L
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab/Dis
4
PHYS 305Contemporary Physics3
PHYS 401Mechanics3
PHYS 403Electricity and Magnetism3
Electives
Select from the following:15
Environmental Physics
Instrumentation for Scientists
Optics
Thermal and Statistical Physic
Quantum Mechanics
Atomic and Nuclear Physics
Advanced Physics Laboratory
Solid State Physics
Total Credit Hours32

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. For the major, 18 semester hours must be in courses 300 or above; 9 semester hours in courses 300 or above for a minor.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

Political Science

Major Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
POL 101Intro to American Government3
POL 201Intro Comparative Government3
POL 313American State Government3
POL 316The American Judicial Process3
POL 325Environmental Politics3
POL 371Problems in Intl Politics3
HIST 103The World Since 1500 CE3
The balance of courses to be selected with the approval of the academic advisor in accordance with the Political Science concentration and certification requirements.9
Total Credit Hours30

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. For the major, 18 semester hours must be in courses 300 or above; 9 semester hours in courses 300 or above for a minor.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

Social Studies

A minimum of 36 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
History:
HIST 101The World to 1500 CE3
HIST 103The World Since 1500 CE3
HIST 111The American Past I3
HIST 112The American Past II3
HIST 3601Michigan History3
HIST (300-level) Elective3
Political Science:
POL 101Intro to American Government3
Select one of the following:3
Problems in Intl Politics
American Foreign Policy I
American Foreign Policy II
Geography:
GEOG 206World Regional Geography3
GEOG Elective3
Economics:
ECON 201Prin: Macroeconomics3
ECON 202Prin: Microeconomics3
Total Credit Hours36

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major.
  2. For the major, at least 12 semester hours of the 36 must be in courses 300 or above.
  3. 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

Spanish

Major Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework beyond second-year proficiency is required.

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent Spanish language proficiency (hours do not count toward major).

Required Courses
SPAN 301Adv Conversation and Comp I3
SPAN 302Advan Conversation Comp II3
SPAN 305Language of Business3
One civilization/culture courses from the following:3
Spanish Civilization and Cult
Latin American Civiliztn Cult
Spain in the Twentieth Century
One literature course from the following:3
Masterpiece of Latin Amer Lit
Masterpieces of Spanish Lit
Two 400-level language courses from the following:4-5
Advanced Written Expression
Oral Expression
Introduction to Translation
Additional credit hours from other Spanish area offering:10-11
Total Credit Hours29-31

Notes:

  1. Concentrators must take at least one course that deals specifically with Spanish (peninsular) topics such as SPAN 351SPAN 356, or SPAN 358 and at least one course that deals with the Latin American topics such as SPAN 350 or SPAN 357.
  2. Concentrators are encouraged to strengthen their knowledge of Spanish language and Hispanic culture by participating in any of the approved study-abroad programs.
  3. For the major, 30 credit hours of upper-level courses (courses numbered 300 or higher) are required; 20 credit hours of upper-level courses are required for the minor.
  4. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  5. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses are required for a major.
  6. Acceptable scores from the MTTC Subject Area Test in Spanish are required for teacher certification.

Professional Requirements

Preparation for a teaching credential consists of required courses in education. At least two practicums and methods courses in the academic major and minor are required prior to directed teaching.

Distribution Requirements
EDA 205Introduction to Education3
EDT 211Design Tech-Based Learn Solutn3
Professional Sequence
A minimum of 35 semester hours of coursework is required.
Foundations
EDA 340Foundations of American Ed3
Multicultural education
EXPS 410Multicult in School and Soc3
Psychology
EDC 300Educational Psychology3
EDC 302Adol Devl & Classroom Mgmt3
EDC 304Pract Adol Devl&Clsrm Mgmt1
EDC 460Educating the Exceptional Chld3
Methodologies (See Note #1 below)
EDD 469Reading in the Content Areas3
Methods Course in Selected Major/Minor and practicum4
EDD 440
EDD 441
Teach English in Second Grds
and Practicum: English Second Grd
4
EDD 450
EDD 451
Teach Math in Second Grades
and Practicum: Math Second School
4
EDD 480
EDD 481
Teach of Sci in the Second Grd
and Practicum in Science:Secnd Grd
4
EDD 490
EDD 489
Tch of the Soc Stud in Sec Sch
and Practicum in Soc Stud:Sec Sch
4
EDD 496
EDD 497
Second Lang Tchg: Sec Level
and Second Lang Tchg: Sec Level
4
Select from the following:2-3
Methods course in minor if different than major
Education elective
See CEHHS advisor for Schedule of Classes offerings.
Professional Semester (See Notes #3, #4, & #5 below)
EDD 421Directed Teach Secondary Sch12
EDD 424Sem: Teaching Secondary Grds1
Total Credit Hours64-65

Notes:

  1. Enrollment in all the required EDD courses is open only to those who are officially enrolled and in good academic standing in a certification program at UM-Dearborn (junior standing required), with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  2. A GPA of 2.75 or better is required overall for the Professional Sequence.
  3. Taking and passing the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination. or alternative scoring measures
  4. Eligibility for directed teaching requires acceptable scores from the MTTC (Michigan Tests for Teacher Certification) subject area tests: major and minor, and one full term of study at UM-Dearborn (12 semester hours).
  5. Eligibility for other endorsements requires acceptable scores from the relevant MTTC subject area tests.

Methods courses are open only to students officially admitted into the College's certification programs. Therefore, credit for successfully completing such courses will be awarded by the College only to those students who, at the time of enrolling in such courses, are officially admitted and are in good academic standing. These courses are: EDD 421, EDD 424, EDD 440/EDD 441, EDD 450/EDD 451, EDD 469, EDD 480/EDD 481, EDD 490/EDD 489, and EDD 496/EDD 497.

The program as outlined above meets the Michigan Department of Education teacher certification requirements at the time of this  writing. However, changes by the University or the Michigan Department of Education may affect some program requirements. Therefore, students are strongly advised to inquire about possible changes by checking with the College of Education, Health, and Human Services Office of Student Success and/or with their academic advisor.

Biology

A minimum of 20 semester hours is required.

Required courses20
BIOL 130Intro Org and Environ Biology0,4
BIOL 140Intro Molec & Cellular Biology4
Cell and Molecular Biology
Select at least one course from major list
Organismal Biology
Select at least one course from major list
Population and Environmental Biology
Select at least one course from major list
Total Credit Hours24-28

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. For the major, 16 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above; for the minor, 7 semester hours in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

Chemistry

A minimum of 20 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry IA
and General Chemistry IA Lab/Rec
Gen Chemistry IB
and General Chem IB Lab/Rec
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry IIA
and General Chem IIA Lab/Rec
General Chemistry IIB
and General Chem IIB Lab/Rec
CHEM 225Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 226Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 303Inorganic Chemistry I3
CHEM 344
344L
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Lab
4
Total Credit Hours21

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. For the major, 16 semester hours must be in courses 300 or above; for the minor, 7 semester hours in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for the major.

Computer Science

A minimum of 20 semester hours is required.

Prerequisites 1
One year of calculus, either: 8
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Calc I for Biology & Life Sci
and Calc II for Biology & Life Sci
Required Courses
Computer and Information Sciences:
CIS 150Computer Science I4
CIS 200Computer Science II4
CIS 275Discrete Structures I4
Computer Literacy and Basic Programming:
CIS 350Data Struc and Algorithm Anlys4
or CIS 381 Industrial Robots
EDT 211Design Tech-Based Learn Solutn3
Recommended Electives:
Select from the following:6
Programming Languages
Micro in Math for Teachers
CIS 29x
(A programming language)
Additional Electives:
Mathematical Modeling
Intro to Numerical Analysis
Applied Statistics I
or other electives approved by academic advisor
Total Credit Hours25
1

Not included in the minimum 20 semester hours.

The State Certification requirements for Computer Science require three (3) programming languages. The above program requires C++. Students must select two additional languages to meet the three language requirement. One recommended language is LOGO (MATH 447). Students with significant background in a language may petition for a waiver of the course teaching that language.

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a minor.
  2. For the minor, 9 semester hours at 300 or above are required.

Earth Science

A minimum of 24 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
GEOG 203Weather and Climate3
GEOL 118
118L
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab/Rec
4
GEOL 218
218L
Historical Geology
and Historical Geology Lab
4
GEOL 342Physical Oceanography3
GEOL 377Field Methods1
ASTR 130Introduction to Astronomy3
ASTR 131Introductory Astronomy Lab1
Electives
Select from the following:5
Land Use Planning and Mgmt
Hazardous Waste Management
Remote Sensing
Environmental Geology
Energy Resources
Groundwater Hydrology
and Groundwater Hydrology Lab
Total Credit Hours24

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. At least 15 semester hours of courses at UM-Dearborn required for a major.

Economics

A minimum of 21 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
ECON 201Prin: Macroeconomics3
ECON 202Prin: Microeconomics3
ECON 301Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 302Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECON 351Environmental Economics3
ECON 361U S Economic History3
ECON 448International Trade3
Total Credit Hours21

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major and a minor.
  2. For the major, 15 semester hours must be in courses 300 or above; 9 semester hours at 300 or above for a minor.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

English

 A minimum of 20 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
ENGL 461Modern English Grammar3
or ENGL 482 History of the English Lang
ENGL 323Advanced Creative Writing3
or ENGL 327 Advanced Exposition
Select one of the following:3
American English
Language and Society
Modern English Grammar
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Discourse Analysis
African American English
History of the English Lang
World Englishes
Sociolinguistics
The balance of the courses are to be selected with the approval of the degree and certification advisors in accordance with the English concentration requirements. Among the electives JASS 310, JASS 330 and COMM 335 are allowed.21
Supplementary requirement (not included in the 20 semester hours):
LIBR 470Literature for Young People3
Total Credit Hours33

Note: COMP 105 and COMP 106 are required but do not count toward the English minor.

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. For the major, 18 semester hours must be in courses 300 or above; 9 semester hours at 300 or above for a minor.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

English as a Second Language

Students must demonstrate experience in learning a modern second language or coursework in a modern second language or permission of Program Coordinator, or take one course in a modern language.

A minimum of 21 semester hours from the following:

Required Courses
EDD 447Tchng English as Second Lang3
EDD 448Pract: Tchng Engl Secnd Lang1
EDC 455Assmt: Sec Lang Learning K-122
ENGL 474Second Lang Acquisition: Engl3
LING 480Concepts in Linguistics3
LING 476Sociolinguistics3
Select two of the following:6
Modern English Grammar
History of the English Lang
Language and Society
World Englishes
Total Credit Hours21

Notes:

  1. EDD 447/ EDD 448 is a prerequisite for EDC 455.
  2. LING 480 is a p rerequisite for LING 461/ENGL 461, LING 482/ENGL 482, LING 484/ENGL 484​, LING 474 and  LING 476.

French

A minimum of 20 semester hours of coursework beyond second year proficiency is required.

Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent French language proficiency (not counted toward major).

Required
FREN 301Advanced Conversation and Comp3
FREN 302Advanced Conversation and Comp3
FREN 332French Cinema3
One specialized language course from the following:3
Language of Business
Cult Intro to French Business
Writing and Translating
One civilization/culture courses from the following:3
French Civilization of Past
France in the 20th Century
France of Today
Francophone Lit and Civil
One literature course from the following:3
Frnch Lit: Md Ages-18 Century
French Lit: 19th-20th Century
Workshop in French Theater
Francophone Lit and Civil
Additional credit hours from other French area offerings.2-3
Total Credit Hours20-21

Notes:

  1. FREN 339 is listed under two headings. Students may count it  under one or the other of the headings as they wish, but not under both.
  2. Concentrators are encouraged to strengthen their knowledge of French language and culture by participating in any of the approved study-abroad programs.
  3. For the major, 30 credit hours of upper-level courses (courses numbered 300 or higher) are required; 20 credit hours of upper-level courses are required for the minor.
  4. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  5. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.
  6. Acceptable scores from the MTTC Subject Area Test in French are required for Teacher Certification.

History

A minimum of 21 semester hours is required.

HIST 101The World to 1500 CE3
HIST 103The World Since 1500 CE3
HIST 111The American Past I3
HIST 112The American Past II3
HIST 300The Study of History3
HIST 361United States Economic History3
HIST 3601Michigan History3
Total Credit Hours21

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. For the major, 15 semester hours must be in courses 300 or above; 9 semester hours at 300 or above for a minor.
  3. 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major. 9 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a minor.

Integrated Science

A minimum of 20 additional hours is required in one of the subject areas: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics. See information under Major-Integrated Science.

Additional Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major.
  2. At least 15 hours of UM-Dearborn courses are required for a major.

Mathematics

A minimum of 20 semester hours from courses numbered above MATH 105 is required.

Required Courses
MATH 115Calculus I4
MATH 116Calculus II4
MATH 2002
MATH 227Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 331Survey of Geometry3
MATH 486Sec School Math for Teachers3
Recomended electives:3-4
Calculus III
Discrete Math Meth Comptr Engr
Applied Combinatorics
Computing with Mathematica
Elementary Number Theory
First Course in Modern Algebra
Func of a Complex Var with App
Mathematical Modeling
History of Mathematics
Applied Statistics I (or a course in data analysis and probability)
Supplementary requirements (not included in the 20 hours):
Computer Science I (a programming course)
Total Credit Hours22-23

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. For the major, 12 semester hours must be in courses 300 or above; 6 semester hours at 300 or above for a minor.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

Physics

A minimum of 20 semester hours is required.

Required courses
Select from the following:4
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics I Lab/Dis
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab/Dis
Select from the following:4
Introductory Physics II
and Intro Physics II Lab/Dis
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab/Dis
PHYS 305Contemporary Physics3
Additional hours selected from the following:9
Environmental Physics
Instrumentation for Scientists
Mechanics
Electricity and Magnetism
Optics
Quantum Mechanics
Atomic and Nuclear Physics
Advanced Physics Laboratory
Solid State Physics
Total Credit Hours20

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. For the major, 18 semester hours must be in courses 300 or above; 9 semester hours in courses 300 or above for a minor.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

Political Science

A minimum of 21 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
POL 101Intro to American Government3
POL 201Intro Comparative Government3
POL 313American State Government3
POL 316The American Judicial Process3
POL 325Environmental Politics3
POL 371Problems in Intl Politics3
HIST 103The World Since 1500 CE3
Total Credit Hours21

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. For the major, 15 semester hours must be in courses 300 or above; 9 semester hours in courses 300 or Above for a minor.
  3. 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major. 9 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a minor.

Psychology

A minimum of 21 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 300Life-Span Developmental Psych3
PSYC 320Social Psychology3
Select one of the following:3
Personality Development
Personality Assessment Lab
Personality Theory
Select three of the following:9
Attitude and Social Behavior
Psychology of Prejudice
Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive Development
Group Processes
Learning and Memory
Total Credit Hours21

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. Eighteen (18) semester hours must be in courses 300 or above for a minor.
  3. PSYC 407 satisfies the EDC 302 (Adolescent Development) requirement for secondary certification students if taken prior to Fall 1996.

Sociology

A minimum of 21 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
SOC 200Understanding Society3
SOC 201Contemporary Social Problems3
SOC 382Social Psychology3
Select one of the following:3
Structure of American Society
American Social Classes
Black Family in Contemp Amer
Select one of the following:3
The Family
Marriage and Family Problems
Family Violence
Select two of the following:6
Minority Groups
Population Problems
Gender Roles
Sociology of Religion
Sociology of Education
America in a Global Society
Deviant Behavior/Soc Disorganz
Juvenile Delinquency
Total Credit Hours21

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  2. Fifteen semester hours must be in courses 300 or above for a minor.

Spanish

A minimum of 20 semester hours of coursework beyond second-year proficiency is required.

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent Spanish language proficiency (hours do not count toward major).

Required Courses
SPAN 301Adv Conversation and Comp I3
SPAN 302Advan Conversation Comp II3
SPAN 305Language of Business3
One civilization/culture courses from the following:3
Spanish Civilization and Cult
Latin American Civiliztn Cult
Spain in the Twentieth Century
One literature course from the following:3
Masterpiece of Latin Amer Lit
Masterpieces of Spanish Lit
One 400-level language courses from the following:2-3
Advanced Written Expression
Oral Expression
Introduction to Translation
Additional credit hours from other Spanish area offering.2-3
Total Credit Hours19-21

Notes:

  1. Concentrators must take at least one course that deals specifically with Spanish (peninsular) topics such as SPAN 351, SPAN 356, or SPAN 358 and at least one course that deals with the Latin American topics such as SPAN 350 or SPAN 357.
  2. Concentrators are encouraged to strengthen their knowledge of Spanish language and Hispanic culture by participating in any of the approved study-abroad programs.
  3. For the major, 30 credit hours of upper-level courses (courses numbered 300 or higher) are required; 20 credit hours of upper-level courses are required for the minor.
  4. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major or a minor.
  5. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses are required for a major.
  6. Acceptable scores from the MTTC Subject Area Test in Spanish are required for teacher certification.

Speech

A minimum of 21 semester hours is required.

Prerequisite: SPEE 101 and COMM 220 (hours not counted toward minor).

Required Course
LIBR 470Literature for Young People3
Select four courses from the following with faculty advisement in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters and the College of Education, Health, and Human Services:12
Interpersonal Communication
Public Argument and Advocacy
Argumentation and Debate
Persuasion & Social Movements
Small Group Communication
Select two courses from the following with faculty advisement in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters and the College of Education, Health, and Human Services:6
Media Law and Ethics
Critical Media Studies
International Communications
Total Credit Hours21

Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a minor.
  2. The 21 semester hours must be in courses 300 or above for a minor.
  3. It is strongly recommended that students elect JASS 302 and COMM 420.