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For current University of Michigan students interested in secondary teacher certification, it is possible to stay in your current unit and receive your degree through that unit while obtaining teacher certification through the School of Education. Secondary teacher candidates electing to do so are responsible for meeting both the degree requirements for their home unit and certification requirements through the School of Education. In some cases, those requirements can and do differ. For example, a math major in in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts has slightly different coursework requirements and teacher certification requirements, in terms of coursework, and is responsible for understanding those different requirements and fulfilling both.