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 teacher 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 EDA 205 Introduction to Education and EDT 211 Designing Tech-Based Learning Solutions is required of everyone desiring to qualify for a secondary teacher certification recommendation.
  4. All requirements as identified in the College’s Four-Phase Checklist 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 (CEHHS) at the UM-Dearborn is committed to the ideal of quality in the field of teacher education. A screening procedure is employed to help identify those people most likely to achieve the level of excellence defined by the college.  This screening procedure is divided into four successive phases.  Requirements at one phase must be successfully completed before continuing on to the next.  Students are also responsible for meeting all program requirements for their selected degree as listed in Degree Works.

Phase One - Initial Admission to Education

All requirements listed below must be completed for progression to Phase Two:

  1. Three types of students are considered for admission to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at this entry level phase:
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  2. Live Scan fingerprinting and criminal background checks are required for work in school settings, which is a requirement for all teacher 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 offered by IdentoGO/MorphoTrust USA by appointment only.  Instruction/application forms are available at the CEHHS Office of Student Success, 262 FCS.  To make an appointment for Live Scan fingerprinting, call 1-866-226-2952 or visit https://mi.ibtfingerprint.com/.
  3. Proof of valid TB (tuberculosis) clearance must be submitted to the CEHHS Office of Student Success, 262 FCS, within the first semester enrolled.
  4. Evidence of training for Infectious Diseases/Blood-borne Pathogens must be submitted to the CEHHS Office of Student Success, 262 FCS.
  5. Completion of the Campus Composition Placement Test within the first semester enrolled (not required for students admitted to the post-degree certification only program).

Phase Two - Preparation for Admission to the Teacher Certification Program

All requirements listed below must be completed for progression to Phase Three:

  1. Successful completion of
    • or transfer credit equivalent for COMP 105 (Writing & Rhetoric I), or waiver by Campus Composition Placement Text or university accepted high school Advanced Placement (AP) test score (not required for students admitted to the post-degree certification only program).
    • or transfer credit equivalent for EDA 205 (Introduction to Education).
    • EXPS 298 (Exploring Writing to Communicate, Learn and Teach).
    • COMP 227 (Intermediate Exposition & Argument) if prescribed by the results of the Campus Composition Placement Test (not required for students admitted to the post-degree certification only program).
  2. Official record of meeting minimum scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and/or State of Michigan-approved PRE alternative measures (if taken prior to September 23, 2017), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test benchmarks of 480 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Mathematics (if taken March 5, 2016 or later) are required.
  3. Minimum of 55 earned credit hours, including transfer credit, or previously earned bachelor's degree if applicable, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
  4. Submission of completed Application for Admission to Teacher Certification Program (Phase III) form, which includes a moral turpitude statement, to the CEHHS Office of Student Success, 262 FCS.
  5. Submission of Change of Program, Major, and/or Minor Petition form to officially declare certification major (and minor if required/desired) to the CEHHS Office of Student Success (not required for students admitted to the post-degree certification only program).

Phase Three - Admission to Teacher Certification Program

All requirements listed below must be completed for progression to Phase Four:

  1. Successful completion of the appropriate MTTC Certification Tests listed below and official score reporting directly to the University of Michigan-Dearborn (institution code 29):
    • Elementary certification students must pass the MTTC Elementary Education Test (#103)
    • Secondary certification students must pass the MTTC tests in their major and minor.
  2. Completion of at least one full semester (12 credit hours) of study at UM-Dearborn.
  3. Completion of Professional Studies sequence of courses.
  4. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale as well as a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major(s), minor(s), and the Professional Studies sequence.
  5. Attendance at a Student Teaching Application and Placement meeting and completion and submission of all forms distributed to the CEHHS Office of Student Success, 262 FCS.
  6. Verification with the Office of Student Success that all clearance requirements are valid and up-to-date prior to student teaching.
    • TB clearance
    • CPR and First Aid Certification (Adult/Infant/Child)
    • Evaluation of Oral Expression
    • Criminal background checks will be reviewed through ICHAT by the Office of Student Success each semester.

Phase Four - Teacher Certification Program Completion

All requirements listed below must be completed for recommendation for a degree and/or a State of Michigan Provisional Teaching Certificate:

  1. For undergraduate degree seeking students:  Submission of completed Degree/Diploma application to the Enrollment Services Office.  This application can be submitted online or printed and submitted in person, and can be found at https://umdearborn.edu/students/registration-records/graduation-commencement/applying-graduate-0.
    • Elementary certification students apply to graduate as a student in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services.
    • Secondary certification students apply to graduate as a student in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters.
  2. Post-degree certification only and undergraduate secondary certification program students must submit a Program Completer Form to the CEHHS Office of Student Success, 262 FCS.
  3. Successful completion of the chosen program, major(s), minor(s), professional studies sequence, including student teaching, and supplementary requirements with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, as well as minimum grade point average of 2.75 in the major(s), minor(s), and professional studies sequence.
  4. Successful completion of any additional MTTC certification tests and official score reporting directly to the University of Michigan-Dearborn (Institution Code 29) for any additional endorsements sought.  These scores must be reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services before recommendations are prepared for the state by the University of Michigan-Dearborn Certification Officer:
    • Additional content area major(s) or minor(s) for elementary certification students.
    • Additional content area major(s) or minor(s), beyond the minimum requirement, for secondary certification students.

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
and 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.

Major Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a major.
  2. For the major, 16 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.
  4. Additional courses may be required to satisfy program and 32 semester hour requirement.

Program Notes:

  1. All College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate students are required to take the Composition Placement Test by the end of the first semester they are enrolled in classes.
  2. Undergraduate students transferring in COMP 105 or COMP 106, but receiving the prescription of 099 from the Composition Placement Test, must complete COMP 227 before taking EDD courses.
  3. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  4. For admission to Phase III of the teacher certification program, passing scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and/or State of Michigan-approved PRE alternative measures (if taken prior to September 23, 2017), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test benchmarks of 480 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Mathematics are required.
  5. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  6. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  7. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  8. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  9. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education.

Chemistry

Major Requirements

A minimum of 33 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  advisors in the Dept. of Natural Sciences at 313-593-5627.

Major Notes:

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

Program Notes:

  1. All College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate students are required to take the Composition Placement Test by the end of the first semester they are enrolled in classes.
  2. Undergraduate students transferring in COMP 105 or COMP 106, but receiving the prescription of 099 from the Composition Placement Test, must complete COMP 227 before taking EDD courses.
  3. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  4. For admission to Phase III of the teacher certification program, passing scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and/or State of Michigan-approved PRE alternative measures (if taken prior to September 23, 2017), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test benchmarks of 480 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Mathematics are required.
  5. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  6. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  7. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  8. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  9. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education.

Earth Science

Major Requirements

A minimum of 32 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 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
Hazardous Waste Management
Environmental Geology
Energy Resources
Groundwater Hydrology
Total Credit Hours32

Major Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a major.
  2. At least 15 semester hours of courses at UM-Dearborn required for a major.

Program Notes:

  1. All College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate students are required to take the Composition Placement Test by the end of the first semester they are enrolled in classes.
  2. Undergraduate students transferring in COMP 105 or COMP 106, but receiving the prescription of 099 from the Composition Placement Test, must complete COMP 227 before taking EDD courses.
  3. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  4. For admission to Phase III of the teacher certification program, passing scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and/or State of Michigan-approved PRE alternative measures (if taken prior to September 23, 2017), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test benchmarks of 480 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Mathematics are required.
  5. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  6. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  7. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  8. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  9. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education.

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 351Environmental Economics3
ECON 361U S Economic History3
ECON 448International Trade3
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 Hours30

Major Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a major.
  2. For the major, 15 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

Program Notes:

  1. All College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate students are required to take the Composition Placement Test by the end of the first semester they are enrolled in classes.
  2. Undergraduate students transferring in COMP 105 or COMP 106, but receiving the prescription of 099 from the Composition Placement Test, must complete COMP 227 before taking EDD courses.
  3. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  4. For admission to Phase III of the teacher certification program, passing scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and/or State of Michigan-approved PRE alternative measures (if taken prior to September 23, 2017), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test benchmarks of 480 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Mathematics are required.
  5. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  6. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  7. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  8. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  9. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education.

English

Major Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
ENGL 323Advanced Creative Writing3
or ENGL 327 Advanced Exposition
ENGL/LING 461Modern English Grammar3
or ENGL 482 History of the English Lang
Select one of the following:3
American English
Language and Society
Modern English Grammar
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
African American English
History of the English Lang
World Englishes
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 340 are allowed.21
Supplementary requirement (not included in the 30 semester hours):
LIBR 470Literature for Young People3
Total Credit Hours33

Major Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a major.
  2. For the major, 18 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.
  4. COMP 105 and COMP 106 are required for undergraduate degree seekers, but cannot be counted toward the English major.  LING 280 is a prerequisite for linguistics courses at 300 or above, ENGL 223 is a prerequisite for ENGL 323, and any 200 level English literature course is a prerequisite for most English literature courses at 300 or above.

Program Notes:

  1. All College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate students are required to take the Composition Placement Test by the end of the first semester they are enrolled in classes.
  2. Undergraduate students transferring in COMP 105 or COMP 106, but receiving the prescription of 099 from the Composition Placement Test, must complete COMP 227 before taking EDD courses.
  3. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  4. For admission to Phase III of the teacher certification program, passing scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and/or State of Michigan-approved PRE alternative measures (if taken prior to September 23, 2017), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test benchmarks of 480 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Mathematics are required.
  5. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  6. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  7. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  8. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  9. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education. 

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
One specialized language course, such as:3
Language of Business
Cult Intro to French Business
Writing and Translating
One civilization course, such as:3
French Civilization of Past
France in the 20th Century
France of Today
Francophone Lit and Civil
One film course, such as:3
French Cinema
One literature course, such as: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:12
Total Credit Hours30

Major Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a major.
  2. 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.
  3. Concentrators are encouraged to strengthen their knowledge of French language and culture by participating in any of the approved study-abroad programs.
  4. For the major, 30 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  5. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

Program Notes:

  1. All College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate students are required to take the Composition Placement Test by the end of the first semester they are enrolled in classes.
  2. Undergraduate students transferring in COMP 105 or COMP 106, but receiving the prescription of 099 from the Composition Placement Test, must complete COMP 227 before taking EDD courses.
  3. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  4. For admission to Phase III of the teacher certification program, passing scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and/or State of Michigan-approved PRE alternative measures (if taken prior to September 23, 2017), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test benchmarks of 480 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Mathematics are required.
  5. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  6. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  7. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  8. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  9. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education. 

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

Major Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a major.
  2. For the major, 15 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major. 9 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a minor.

Program Notes:

  1. All College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate students are required to take the Composition Placement Test by the end of the first semester they are enrolled in classes.
  2. Undergraduate students transferring in COMP 105 or COMP 106, but receiving the prescription of 099 from the Composition Placement Test, must complete COMP 227 before taking EDD courses.
  3. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  4. For admission to Phase III of the teacher certification program, passing scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and/or State of Michigan-approved PRE alternative measures (if taken prior to September 23, 2017), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test benchmarks of 480 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Mathematics are required.
  5. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  6. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  7. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  8. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  9. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education. 

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 IA
and General Chemistry IA 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

Major Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a major.
  2. At least 15 hours of UM-Dearborn courses are required for a major.

Program Notes:

  1. All College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate students are required to take the Composition Placement Test by the end of the first semester they are enrolled in classes.
  2. Undergraduate students transferring in COMP 105 or COMP 106, but receiving the prescription of 099 from the Composition Placement Test, must complete COMP 227 before taking EDD courses.
  3. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  4. For admission to Phase III of the teacher certification program, passing scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and/or State of Michigan-approved PRE alternative measures (if taken prior to September 23, 2017), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test benchmarks of 480 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Mathematics are required.
  5. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  6. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  7. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  8. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  9. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education. 

Learning Disabilities

Major Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours is required.

EDC 401Introduction to LD3
EDN 401Strategies for LD3
EDN 403Assessment of the Learner3
EDN 404Assessment Practicum1
EDN 402Socio-vocational Transitions3
PDED 405Sp Ed Legisltn and Litigation3
EDC 417Mgmt of Classroom Behavior3
EDT 430Assistive Technology3
EDC 240Psych of Child Development3
EDD 413LD Elem Directed Teaching2
EDD 420LD Sec Directed Teaching2
EDN 408LD Directed Teaching Seminar2
Supplementary Requirement (not included in the 30 semester hours)
EDC 241Psych: Child Devel Practicum1
Total Credit Hours32

Major Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a major.
  2. Initial certification students who elect Learning Disabilities must also select an additional content major from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Economics, English, French, History, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Social Studies, or Spanish.

Program Notes:

  1. All College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate students are required to take the Composition Placement Test by the end of the first semester they are enrolled in classes.
  2. Undergraduate students transferring in COMP 105 or COMP 106, but receiving the prescription of 099 from the Composition Placement Test, must complete COMP 227 before taking EDD courses.
  3. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  4. For admission to Phase III of the teacher certification program, passing scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and/or State of Michigan-approved PRE alternative measures (if taken prior to September 23, 2017), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test benchmarks of 480 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Mathematics are required.
  5. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  6. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  7. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  8. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  9. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education. 

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 216Intro to Diff Equations3
MATH 227Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 300Math Lang Proof & Struct3
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
Data Anlsys,Prob&Stat forTchrs
Func of a Complex Var with App
Mathematical Modeling
History of Mathematics
Supplementary requirements (not included in the 30 hours):
Computer Science I
Computing Environ for Math
Applied Statistics I
Total Credit Hours33

Major Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a major.
  2. For the major, 12 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

Program Notes:

  1. All College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate students are required to take the Composition Placement Test by the end of the first semester they are enrolled in classes.
  2. Undergraduate students transferring in COMP 105 or COMP 106, but receiving the prescription of 099 from the Composition Placement Test, must complete COMP 227 before taking EDD courses.
  3. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  4. For admission to Phase III of the teacher certification program, passing scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and/or State of Michigan-approved PRE alternative measures (if taken prior to September 23, 2017), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test benchmarks of 480 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Mathematics are required.
  5. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  6. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  7. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  8. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  9. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education. 

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

Major Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a major.
  2. For the major, 18 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

Program Notes:

  1. All College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate students are required to take the Composition Placement Test by the end of the first semester they are enrolled in classes.
  2. Undergraduate students transferring in COMP 105 or COMP 106, but receiving the prescription of 099 from the Composition Placement Test, must complete COMP 227 before taking EDD courses.
  3. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  4. For admission to Phase III of the teacher certification program, passing scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and/or State of Michigan-approved PRE alternative measures (if taken prior to September 23, 2017), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test benchmarks of 480 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Mathematics are required.
  5. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  6. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  7. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  8. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  9. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education. 

Political Science

Major Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
HIST 103The World Since 1500 CE3
POL 101Intro to American Government3
POL 201Intro Comparative Government3
POL 313American State Government3
POL 316The American Judicial Process3
POL 325Environmental Politics3
Select one of the following:
POL 371Problems in Intl Politics3
or POL 471 American Foreign Policy I
or POL 472 American Foreign Policy II
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

Major Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a major.
  2. For the major, 18 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.

Program Notes:

  1. All College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate students are required to take the Composition Placement Test by the end of the first semester they are enrolled in classes.
  2. Undergraduate students transferring in COMP 105 or COMP 106, but receiving the prescription of 099 from the Composition Placement Test, must complete COMP 227 before taking EDD courses.
  3. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  4. For admission to Phase III of the teacher certification program, passing scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and/or State of Michigan-approved PRE alternative measures (if taken prior to September 23, 2017), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test benchmarks of 480 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Mathematics are required.
  5. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  6. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  7. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  8. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  9. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education. 

Social Studies

A minimum of 36 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
Economics:
ECON 201Prin: Macroeconomics3
ECON 202Prin: Microeconomics3
Geography:
GEOG 206World Regional Geography3
GEOG (300-level) Elective3
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
Total Credit Hours36

Major Notes:

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

Program Notes:

  1. All College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate students are required to take the Composition Placement Test by the end of the first semester they are enrolled in classes.
  2. Undergraduate students transferring in COMP 105 or COMP 106, but receiving the prescription of 099 from the Composition Placement Test, must complete COMP 227 before taking EDD courses.
  3. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  4. For admission to Phase III of the teacher certification program, passing scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and/or State of Michigan-approved PRE alternative measures (if taken prior to September 23, 2017), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test benchmarks of 480 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Mathematics are required.
  5. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  6. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  7. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  8. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  9. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education. 

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 course, such as:3
Spanish Civilization and Cult
Latin American Civiliztn Cult
Spain in the Twentieth Century
One literature course, such as:3
Masterpiece of Latin Amer Lit
Masterpieces of Spanish Lit
Two 400-level language courses, such as:4-5
Advanced Written Expression
Oral Expression
Introduction to Translation
Additional credit hours from other Spanish area offering:10-11
Total Credit Hours29-31

Major Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a major.
  2. 30 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses are required for a major.
  4. 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.
  5. Concentrators are encouraged to strengthen their knowledge of Spanish language and Hispanic culture by participating in any of the approved study-abroad programs.

Program Notes:

  1. All College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate students are required to take the Composition Placement Test by the end of the first semester they are enrolled in classes.
  2. Undergraduate students transferring in COMP 105 or COMP 106, but receiving the prescription of 099 from the Composition Placement Test, must complete COMP 227 before taking EDD courses.
  3. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  4. For admission to Phase III of the teacher certification program, passing scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and/or State of Michigan-approved PRE alternative measures (if taken prior to September 23, 2017), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test benchmarks of 480 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Mathematics are required.
  5. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  6. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  7. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  8. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  9. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education. 

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 practicum
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
Professional Semester (See Notes #3, #4, & #5 below)
EDD 421Directed Teach Secondary Sch12
EDD 424Sem: Teaching Secondary Grds1

Notes:

  1. Enrollment in all the required EDD courses is open only to those who are officially admitted to and in good academic standing in the Teacher Certification Program at UM-Dearborn.  See Four-Phase Checklist for more information.
  2. Eligibility for directed teaching requires meeting all the requirements listed on the Four-Phase Checklist as well as submission of passing scores from the MTTC (Michigan Tests for Teacher Certification) subject area tests in the student's major and minor.
  3. Recommendations for other certification endorsements require passing scores from relevant MTTC subject area tests.

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

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 20 semester hours is required.

Required courses20
Intro Org and Environ Biology
Intro Molec & Cellular Biology
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 Hours20

Minor Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. For the minor, 7 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Chemistry

Minor Requirements

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

Minor Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. For the minor, 7 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Earth Science

Minor Requirements

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

Minor Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.

Economics

Minor Requirements

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

Minor Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. For the minor, 9 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

English

Minor Requirements

 A minimum of 20 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
ENGL 323Advanced Creative Writing3
or ENGL 327 Advanced Exposition
ENGL/LING 461Modern English Grammar3
or ENGL 482 History of the English Lang
Select one of the following:3
American English
Language and Society
Modern English Grammar
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
African American English
History of the English Lang
World Englishes
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 340 are allowed.12
Supplementary requirement (not included in the 20 semester hours):
LIBR 470Literature for Young People3
Total Credit Hours24

Minor Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. COMP 105 and COMP 106 are required but do not count toward the English minor.
  3. For the minor, 9 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

English as a Second Language

Minor Requirements

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/LING 474Second Lang Acquisition: Engl3
LING 480Concepts in Linguistics3
LING 476Sociolinguistics3
Select two of the following:6
Language and Society
Litrcy Instr & Assess for Els
Modern English Grammar
History of the English Lang
World Englishes
Total Credit Hours21

Minor Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. EDD 447/ EDD 448 is a prerequisite for EDC 455.
  3. 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

Minor Requirements

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
One specialized language course, such as:3
Language of Business
Cult Intro to French Business
Writing and Translating
One civilization course, such as:3
French Civilization of Past
France in the 20th Century
France of Today
Francophone Lit and Civil
One film course, such as:3
French Cinema
One literature course, such as: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

Minor Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. 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.
  3. Concentrators are encouraged to strengthen their knowledge of French language and culture by participating in any of the approved study-abroad programs.
  4. For the minor, 20 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Geography

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 21 semester hours is required.

Required
GEOG 201Cultural Geography3
GEOG 205Geography of the United States3
GEOG 206World Regional Geography3
GEOG 300Urban Geography3
GEOG 310Economic Geography3
POL 101Intro to American Government3
Select one of the following:3-4
Mapping Our World
Intro to GIS
Supplementary Requirements:
The World to 1500 CE
The World Since 1500 CE
The American Past I
The American Past II
Total Credit Hours21-22

Minor Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. For the minor, 9 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. 9 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a minor.

German

Minor Requirements

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

Prerequisites: GER 202 or equivalent German language proficiency. (Hours not counted in the 20 semester hour requirement.)

Required:
GER 301Advancing Competencies I3
GER 302Advancing Competencies II3
GER 305German for the Professions3
One cultural course, such as:3
Contemporary German Cultures
One literature course, such as:3
Germ Lit: Classic and Romantic
Introduction to German Lit
On additional cultural or literature course, such as:3
Germ Lit: Classic and Romantic
Introduction to German Lit
Contemporary German Cultures
Topics in German
Two additional credit hours from other upper-level German area offerings, including one-hour reading courses.2
Total Credit Hours20

History

Minor Requirements

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

Minor Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. For the minor, 9 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. 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

Minor Requirements

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

Required Courses
MATH 115Calculus I4
MATH 116Calculus II4
MATH 227Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 300Math Lang Proof & Struct3
MATH 331Survey of Geometry3
MATH 486Sec School Math for Teachers3
Recomended electives, if needed:
Calculus III
Discrete Math Meth Comptr Engr
Applied Combinatorics
Computing with Mathematica
Elementary Number Theory
First Course in Modern Algebra
Data Anlsys,Prob&Stat forTchrs
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
Computing Environ for Math
or a programming course in C++, Basic or Logo
Total Credit Hours20

Minor Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. For the minor, 6 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Physics

Minor Requirements

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. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. For the minor, 9 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Political Science

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 21 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
HIST 103The World Since 1500 CE3
POL 101Intro to American Government3
POL 201Intro Comparative Government3
POL 313American State Government3
POL 316The American Judicial Process3
POL 325Environmental Politics3
Select one of the following:
POL 371Problems in Intl Politics3
or POL 471 American Foreign Policy I
or POL 472 American Foreign Policy II
Total Credit Hours21

Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. For the minor, 9 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. 9 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a minor.

Psychology

Minor Requirements

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. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. 18 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. 9 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a minor.

Spanish

Minor Requirements

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 course, such as:3
Spanish Civilization and Cult
Latin American Civiliztn Cult
Spain in the Twentieth Century
One literature course, such as:3
Masterpiece of Latin Amer Lit
Masterpieces of Spanish Lit
One 400-level language course, such as: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. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. 20 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. 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.
  4. Concentrators are encouraged to strengthen their knowledge of Spanish language and Hispanic culture by participating in any of the approved study-abroad programs.

Speech

Minor Requirements

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:6
Media Law and Ethics
Critical Media Studies
International Communications
Total Credit Hours21

Notes:

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