This program helps teachers continue their professional growth and advance in competence in their work in elementary school classrooms. The program may be used to develop an academic specialization of work with elementary school children or to explore a field of specialization for present or future professional goals. Students are required to complete a minimum of 33 semester hours.
Application deadlines (Practicum/Thesis/Project): February 15 for spring/summer, May 15 for fall,
September 15 for winter semester.
Students already certified and seeking an additional Michigan Elementary Endorsement must: have Michigan secondary certification; take the Elementary emphasis courses:
Reading Methodology Courses (Choose Two):
EDR 622 Developmental Literacy for Children
EDR 627 Literacy Strategies for Content Area
EDR/ENG 631 Teaching Writing
EDI 630 Teaching Mathematics: K-8
Fine and Performing Arts and Movement Course:
EDI 632 Teaching Creative and Performing Arts
Language Arts Courses (Choose One):
EDR 624 Literature for Children
EDR 628 Curriculum and Materials for Language Arts
EDI 631 Teaching Science: K-8
Social Studies Course:
EDI 633 Teaching Social Studies and Diversity
Computer Education Course:
EDT 618 Introduction to Computers in Education
Practicum/Field Experience (Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required.)
EDI 685A Elementary Education
Receive positive recommendation; maintain a 3.0 GPA; and pass the Michigan Elementary Test.