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2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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International Teaching Certificate Program

The goal of this program is to recognize the importance of preparing teachers to be culturally competent in a global society. This program will recognize the candidate's interest in preparing to teach diverse populations in domestic or foreign settings. The courses required for completion of the certificate are typically accomplished in 2 semesters. All courses required for the certificate, except EDF 320 (1 credit), are also required for a degree in teacher education and Michigan teacher certification. Additional courses, beyond those required for the Certificate of International Teaching Experience, are required to earn a degree in teacher education and Michigan teaching certification. Admission into the College of Education is required. Students must be degree seeking students to receive the certificate. The certificate will be awarded at the same time as the degree is awarded. All undergraduate certificates have received Higher Learning Commission approval, and students are eligible for financial aid because they are seeking a degree. Completion of coursework with grade of B- or better is required.

Courses needed to obtain certification:

Participation in one of the following College of Education study abroad programs:

  • Teacher assisting in South Africa
  • Teacher assisting in Spain
  • Teacher assisting/student teaching in Germany
  • Student teaching with the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST) program

Upon completion of requirements the candidate will receive recognition on his/her transcript and a certificate of completion.

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