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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.

86%

of known graduates found full-time employment or pursued an advanced degree

92%

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
Abbot Elementary School 1st Grade Teacher Ann Arbor, MI
Carpenter Elementary School 4th Grade Teacher Ann Arbor, MI
Dearborn School of Music Piano, Guitar, and Bass Guitar Instructor Dearborn, MI
Kent Lake Elementary School 5th Grade Teacher South Lyon, MI
Wines Elementary School Academic Resource Teacher (K-2) Ann Arbor, MI

Out-of-state

Organization Job Title Location
Baker-Butler Elementary School 1st Grade Classroom Teacher Charlottesville, VA
Hoover Math and Science Academy Kindergarten Teacher Schaumburg, IL
Monterey Community School 2nd Grade Teacher Denver, CO
Sixth Avenue Elementary School 3rd Grade Teacher Aurora, CO

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 full-time employment or pursued an advanced degree

92%

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
Canton Preparatory High School 9th-12th Grade Social Studies Teacher Canton, MI
Detroit International Academy for Young Women Teacher Detroit, MI
Holland High School Spanish Teacher Holland, MI
Huron High School Social Studies Teacher Ann Arbor, MI
Pioneer High School High School Science Teacher Ann Arbor, MI
Washtenaw International Academy 7th, 8th, 9th Grade ELA Teacher Ypsilanti, MI

Out-of-state

Organization Job title Location
Caruso Middle School 6th-8th Grade Spanish Teacher Deerfield, IL
Costa Mesa Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Special Education Costa Mesa, CA
Discovery Outdoor Education Program 2nd-12th Grade Outdoor Educator Navasota, TX
Mendham Township Middle School 5th-8th Grades Choir Director Mendham, NJ
Somerville High School 10th Grade College Prep & Honors English Teacher Somerville, MA
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.

88%

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

78%

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
Garfield Elementary 4th Grade Teacher Port Huron, MI
Harvest Elementary School 2nd Grade Teacher Saline, MI
Oaktree Elementary School 5th Grade Teacher Goodrich, MI
The School at Marygrove Elementary Teacher Detroit, MI
Willow Elementary School 2nd Grade Teacher Lansing, MI

Out-of-state

Organization Job title Location
Lodge Community General Education Teacher Evansville, IN
North Mor Elementary School 4th Grade Teacher Northglenn, CO

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.

91%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

82%

of known graduates were highly satisfied or satisfied with current position

95%

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

In-state

Organization Job Title Location
Bark River-Harris High School Social Studies/Psychology Teacher Bark River, MI
Forest Hills Central High School 9th, 10th & AP English Teacher Grand Rapids, MI
Freeland High School High School History Teacher Freeland, MI
Greenhills School 10th Grade Science Teacher Ann Arbor, MI
Lumen Christi Catholic School 9th-12th Grade Teacher Jackson, MI
Owosso High School Science Teacher Owosso, MI
Pathways to Success High School Teacher Ann Arbor, MI
South Lyon High School English Teacher South Lyon, MI
West Middle School 6th and 7th Grade Teacher Rochester, MI

Out-of-state

Organization Job title Location
Annandale High School Mathematics Teacher Annandale, VA
Franklin High School Social Studies Teacher Franklin, NJ
Glenn Westlake Middle School ELL/ Bilingual 8th Grade Teacher Lombard, IL
New Providence High School Mathematics Teacher New Providence, NJ
Michigan Alternate Route to Certification (M-ARC)

Established in 2010 at the University of Michigan Marsal Family 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 Marsal School's over 100 years of experience preparing educators with the accessibility of an alternative pathway.

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Academic Advising

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

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Recruitment

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

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Contact

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