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Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor of Arts or Science with Teacher Certification

The elementary teacher education program at the University of Michigan has a strong emphasis on developing teachers’ instructional practices for the purpose of disrupting inequities in schools. Students earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and are recommended to the State of Michigan for elementary teacher certification. Prospective teachers (teaching interns) learn teaching practices that adopt a "subject-matter serious" perspective and are rooted in social justice. Students typically begin the four-term program during their junior year.

First-year students interested in elementary teacher education should consider applying for the Teacher Education Preferred Admissions (TEPA) Program.

89%

of known graduates found employment in education or pursued a higher degree

100%

of known graduates are highly satisfied or satisfied with their current position

100%

of known graduates found a job within 6 months
Hiring organizations and job titles

In-state

Organization Job Title Location
Burns Park Elementary 2nd Grade Teacher Ann Arbor, MI
Distinctive College Prep Redford 2nd Grade Teacher Redford, MI
Erickson Elementary 5th Grade Teacher Ypsilanti, MI
Galesburg-Augusta Primary School 1st Grade Teacher Galesburg, MI
Geer Park Elementary School 3rd Grade Teacher Dearborn, MI
Great Oaks Academy K–5 At-Risk Teacher Warren, MI
Lake Forest Elementary Kindergarten Teacher Sandy Springs, MI

Out-of-state

Organization Job Title Location
Al Hekma International School 4th Grade Teacher Bahrain, UAE
Burr Elementary School 5th Grade Teacher Chicago, IL
Glen Grove School 4th Grade Teacher Glenview, IL
New Highland Academy 3rd Grade Teacher Oakland, CA
Westgate Elementary School 3rd Grade Teacher Fall Church, VA
Great Oaks Academy K–5 At-Risk Teacher Warren, MI

The secondary teacher education program at the University of Michigan is a three-term program that prepares students to teach grades 6-12. Starting during your junior year, you can work toward an undergraduate degree and secondary teacher certification through the State of Michigan. As a prospective secondary teacher, also called a “teaching intern,” you get the opportunity to teach subjects about which you have a deep understanding.

First-year students interested in secondary teacher education should consider applying for the Teacher Education Preferred Admissions (TEPA) Program.

86%

of known graduates found employment in education or pursued a higher degree

83%

of known graduates are highly satisfied or satisfied with their current position

100%

of known graduates found a job within 10 months
Hiring organizations and job titles

In-state

Organization Job Title Location
Bloomfield Hills High School Spanish II & III Teacher Bloomfield Hills, MI
Middle School at Parkside Teacher Jackson, MI
Newaygo High School English Teacher Newaygo, MI
Paramount Charter Academy 7th and 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher Kalamazoo, MI
Royal Oak High School Kindergarten Teacher Royal Oak, MI
Troy Athens High School 10th and 11th Grade English Teacher Troy, MI

Out-of-state

Organization Job title Location
Aurora West College Preparatory Academy 7th Grade Teacher Aurora, CO
Dublin High School Director of Bands Dublin, CA
Hickory Ridge Middle School 11th Grade Humanities Teaching Fellow Culver, IN
Mundelein High School Math Teacher Mundelein, IL
Pioneer Valley High School 11th Grade U.S. History Teacher Santa Maria, CA

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Academic Advising

Schedule an academic advising appointment (current and newly admitted students):

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Recruitment

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Contact

Phone: (734) 615-1528
te.program@umich.edu