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Last updated: September 2, 2022

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Teacher Certification

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.

94%

of known graduates found full-time employment in the field of education

91%

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

100%

of known graduates found a job within 4 months
Hiring organizations and job titles

In-state

Organization Job Title Location
Carpenter Elementary School 4th Grade Teacher Ann Arbor, MI
Charlotte Upper Elementary School 6th Grade Teacher Charlotte, MI
Erickson Elementary School 1st Grade Teacher Ypsilanti, MI
Goethe International Charter School Teacher Detroit, MI
Gretchen's House Cottage Preschool Teacher Ann Arbor, MI
North Creek Elementary School 2nd Grade Teacher Chelsea, MI

Out-of-state

Organization Job Title Location
Great Lakes Academy Charter School 2nd Grade Teacher Chicago, IL
LearningDen Preschool Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Santa Barbara, CA
Mountain Sage Community School 3rd Grade Teacher Fort Collins, CO
Shrevewood Elementary School 3rd Grade Teacher Fairfax, VA

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.

85%

of known graduates found full-time employment or pursued a higher degree

90%

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

100%

of known graduates found a job within 4 months
Hiring organizations and job titles

In-state

Organization Job Title Location
Boyne City Middle School 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher Boyne City, MI
Clio High School 9th-12th Grade French Teacher Clio, MI
Morenci High School Chemistry, Physics & Zoology Teacher Morenci, MI
Our Lady of Sorrows Music Teacher Farmington, MI
Saline High School Secondary Physics/Math Teacher Saline, MI
School at Marygrove 11th Grade Robotics Teacher Detroit, MI
Ypsilanti Community High School 9th & 10th Grade ELA Teacher Ypsilanti, MI

Out-of-state

Organization Job title Location
Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School English Language Arts Teacher Glendale, CA
Brooklyn Studio Secondary School 6th-12th Grade Band Teacher New York City, NY
Central Middle School 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher Evergreen Park, IL
Chaparral High School Reading Intervention Specialist Parker, CO
Lincoln Park High School Mathematics Teacher Chicago, IL
Master of Arts with Teacher Certification

In the Master of Arts in Educational Studies with Elementary Teacher Certification program, students develop the professional and personal knowledge, dispositions, and skills required to engage diverse groups of children in thoughtful learning. The immersive full-time program begins in mid-June and finishes in mid-June the following year.

95%

of known graduates found full-time employment in the field of education

75%

of known graduates were highly satisfied or satisfied with the current position

$50K

average first year salary

100%

of known graduates found jobs within 7 months
Hiring organizations and job titles

In-state

Organization Job Title Location
Burns Park Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Ann Arbor, MI
Cheraw Intermediate School 4th Grade Teacher Cheraw, MI
King Elementary School 3rd Grade Teacher Ann Arbor, MI
Maltby Elementary School 5th Grade Teacher Brighton, MI
Pittsfield Elementary School 1st Grade Teacher Ann Arbor, MI
Winans Elementary School 2nd Grade Teacher Lansing, MI

Out-of-state

Organization Job title Location
California Trail Middle School 7th Grade English Language Arts Teacher Olathe, KS
Chief Paul Memorial School 4th Grade Math and ESL Teacher Kipnuk, AK
Crofton Meadows Elementary School 2nd Grade Teacher Annapolis, MD
Seacoast Charter School 1st and 2nd Grade Teacher Dover, NH
Spring Avenue Elementary School 4th Grade Teacher La Grange, IL

In the Master of Arts in Educational Studies with Secondary Teacher Certification program, students participate in university and school-based experiences that enable them to meet the challenges facing today's educators teaching at the junior high and high school levels. The immersive full-time program begins in mid-June and finishes in mid-June the following year. Coursework is completed concurrently with a teaching internship to allow students to explore pedagogies through authentic classroom interactions while being fully supported by field instructors.

100%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

85%

of known graduates were highly satisfied or satisfied with current position

$44K

average starting salary

100%

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

In-state

Organization Job Title Location
Bay-Arenac Community High Math Teacher Essexville, MI
Beach Middle School Science Teacher Chelsea, MI
Community High U.S. and World History Teacher Ann Arbor, MI
Monroe High History Teacher Monroe, MI
Romulus Middle 8th Grade Math Teacher Romulus, MI
Wayne Memorial High Math Teacher Wayne, MI
Wines Elementary 3rd Grade Teacher Ann Arbor, MI

Out-of-state

Organization Job title Location
Columbia Grammar & Preparatory English Teacher New York, NY
Claremont High School French Teacher Claremont, CA
Federal Way High 9–12th Grade Spanish Teacher Federal Way, WA
Perrysburg Junior High 7th Grade ELA Teacher Perrysburg, OH
Michigan Alternate Route to Certification (M-ARC)

Established in 2010 at the University of Michigan School of Education, Michigan Alternate Route to Certification (M-ARC) is Michigan’s longest-running state-approved alternative route to certification program. Our program supports teachers’ growth by merging the School of Education’s 100 years of experience preparing educators with the flexibility of an alternative pathway.

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Academic Advising

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

https://go.oncehub.com/soeadvisors

Recruitment

Interested in teacher certification? Schedule an appointment with our recruitment team:

https://go.oncehub.com/embed

Contact

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