FOR SELECTED MAJORS:
order to be well prepared and highly qualified
to teach in Michigan's high school merit curriculum,
the following recommendations are made for the
Education Major/Political Science
Education Major vs. Social Studies Group
are strongly urged to complete the Social
Studies Group Major with a minor in either
History or Political Science. Teacher education
candidates are advised against simply completing
a major solely in one content area (i.e.,
History or Political Science).
Kinesiology Education Majors:
To increase your employability options, Kinesiology majors are STRONGLY encouraged
to take the Health Education minor. This minor will be offered at Hope College
while State approval is pending.
To increase employability options, Science majors are STRONGLY encouraged
to take a SCIENCE minor (e.g., Chemistry major with a Physics minor). Candidates
should be aware there is also a nationwide shortage of certified Physics
Special Education (Secondary Certificate):
Teacher education candidates pursuing
secondary certification with an endorsement in Learning Disabilities or Emotional
Impairments should plan to also complete a minor in English or Mathematics.
There is a significant need for candidates who are highly qualified in these