Graduate Secondary

Coursework for Certification is now an Online Program with exception to fieldwork which can be at any approved location in Michigan!

Upon completion of certification requirements, students may continue coursework toward the master's degree in secondary education or another approved program. Interested students should contact College of Education Student Information and Services Center at (616-331-6650) to schedule an appointment with an adviser.

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The Graduate Teacher Certification Program leads to a M.Ed. in Secondary Level Education. Upon completion of the GTC program, students may take additional coursework to obtain the master's degree.

Social Foundation Courses. Select One (3 credits):
EDF 671 Educational Policy and Practice
EDF 672 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

Core Courses (9 credits):
EDI 639 Curriculum Development
EDI 637 Assessment: K-12 Models and Practices
EDI 638 Facilitating School Environments

Supplemental Area Courses:
EDS 652 Foundations of Special Education
EDT 627 Technology Integration for Secondary Teachers
EDI 635 Development and Needs of Adolescents
EDI 636 Instruction in Middle and High School
EDI 685 GTC Practicum
EDR 623 Developmental Literacy for Adolescents
EDI 685 GTC Practicum

Research Foundation Course (Prerequisite to ED 693/695) (3 credits):
EDF 660 Education Inquiry and Evaluation

Capstone(Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required) (3 credits)(Select One):
ED 693 Master's Project
ED 695 Master's Thesis

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