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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.

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
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. 

Through academic courses and supported K-8 classroom experiences in a year-long field placement, students think deeply about teaching practices, subject matter, and social justice as they improve their skills in the company of colleagues who work together toward improving education for all children.

94%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

80%

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

$45K

average first year salary

100%

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

In-state

Organization Job Title Location
Bentley Elementary ELD Teacher Canton, MI
East Arbor Charter Academy 1st Grade Teacher Ypsilanti, MI
Farrand Elementary 3rd Grade Teacher Plymouth, MI
Mark Murray Elementary 4th Grade Teacher Detroit, MI
Orchard Hills Elementary 3rd Grade Teacher Novi, MI
William Ford Elementary Title I STEAM/Math Resource Teacher Dearborn, MI
Wines Elementary 3rd Grad Teacher Ann Arbor, MI

Out-of-state

Organization Job title Location
Dewey Elementary 5th Grade Teacher Evanston, IL
Hudson PEP Elementary 1st Grade Teacher Longview, IL
Providence Elementary 5th Grade Teacher Fairfax, VA

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)

The Michigan Alternate Route to Certification (M-ARC) additional endorsement pathway allows practicing teachers who currently hold standard or professional certification in the State of Michigan to add endorsements to their certification while remaining in the classroom. Teachers in M-ARC receive ongoing, content-specific training and development from University of Michigan teacher educators for three (3) years.

The Michigan Alternate Route to Certification (M-ARC) TFA pathway is a state-approved alternative route to teacher certification open only to teachers who have already been accepted by Teach For America (TFA) and placed in TFA's Detroit region, and who pass the appropriate Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) subject area exams. While in the TFA-Detroit corps, the U-M School of Education provides corps members with content methods seminars, field instruction, and job-embedded professional growth experiences to prepare and support their induction as teachers. During their two years in the corps, TFA corps members who are not already certified to teach

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