Secondary Certification Program
(Grades 6-12 - unless otherwise indicated)
State of Michigan Authorized Major/Minor Requirements
for Teacher Certification

Please select specific course requirements worksheet for a major or minor.

ALL Secondary Teaching Candidates must have a field placement in both their major and minor and in both middle and high school prior to student teaching. At least one field placement must be diverse in terms of race/ethnicity and also social economic status.

K-12 Teaching Candidates must have a field placement in an elementary school in addition to their middle and high school field placement requirement prior to student teaching.

DISCIPLINE
MAJOR
MINOR
Visual Arts Education (K-12) (ARTE) - no minor required
Biology (BIOE)
Chemistry (CHEE)
Dance (DASC)
Dance (K-12) (DANE)  
English (ENSC)
English as a Second Language (K-12) (TESL)  
French (FRED)
Geology/Earth Science (GEOE)
German (GERE)
Health Education (HLTH)  
History (HIED)
Integrated Science Group Major (ISGE) - pending approval from MDE  
Kinesiology - Physical Education (KISC)
Kinesiology (K-12) - Physical Education (KITE)
Latin (LATE)
Mathematics (MASC)
Music Instrumental (K-12) (MUSI) - no minor required  
Music Vocal (K-12) (MUSV) -no minor required
Physics (PHYE)
Political Science (POLE)
Psychology (PSYE)  
Social Studies Group (SSTS)
Social Studies Group (SSTS) in combination with a History Minor (HIED)
Social Studies Group (SSTS) in combination with a Political Science Minor (POLE)
Spanish (SPAE)
Special Education
Emotional Impairments (K-12) (EISC)
includes REQUIRED planned program minor in either Math or English
Special Education
Learning Disabilities (K-12) (LDSC)
includes REQUIRED planned program minor in either Math or English