Mar 28, 2020  
2019 Siena Heights University Catalog 
  
2019 Siena Heights University Catalog

Education, Elementary Teacher Certification


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This program is designed for those students interested in teaching pre-kindergarten through fifth grade (all subjects) and their major/minor academic areas in grades 6 through 8.

Course Requirements


Grade Point Average Requirement


Students must earn a 3.0 g.p.a. in their education courses and have a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.0 at the time of application for student teaching.

Michigan Teacher Certification Regulations


The Michigan Teacher Certification Regulations require that students take forty (40) credit hours of general or liberal education. These courses are intended to serve the same purpose as Siena Heights University’s Liberal Arts Studies, that is, to ensure that a prospective teacher has some background in each of the traditional academic disciplines.

Because of the Multiple Course Requirements


Because of the multiple course requirements in this program, students should plan on earning a minimum of 130-140 credit hours. Students may want to consider the following options: (l) taking 5 years to complete the degree; (2) going to summer school; (3) taking 18 hours several sessions.

Concentration in Religious Studies: 12 Credit Hours


The Religious Studies concentration is designed specifically for students seeking certification in education and/or public service. This twelve-hour stand-alone concentration is for the student who wishes to add value to their major and to their life-long learning.

One of the following electives: 3 Credit Hours


Other Requirements


*Denotes those courses which are required to be taken in residence at the Siena Heights University Adrian campus. EDU 480  is a residency requirement and all student teaching placements should be made in Lenawee, Hillsdale or Monroe counties.

  1. Please see additional information on the Education and Special Education  page.

Elementary Teacher Certification


Option 1: Academic Major and Planned Minor


Choose one of the following approved academic majors: 40-47 Credit Hours


  • Integrated Science
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics

Elementary Planned Minor


Total for Major: 40-47 Credit Hours


Total for Minor: 27-28 Credit Hours


Liberal Arts: 32 Credit Hours


Education Core: 49 Credit Hours


Total for Degree: 148-156 Credit Hours


Option 2: Comprehensive Elementary Education Major with Endorsement in Child Development, Spanish, or Special Education (LD or CI).


Course Requirements for Major: 40 Credit Hours


Endorsement Requirements for either CDV, SED or SPA: 21-41 Credit Hours


Liberal Arts: 32 Credit Hours


Education Core: 49 Credit Hours


Total for Degree: 142-162 Credit Hours


Other Requirements


  1. Please see additional information on the Education and Special Education  page.
  2. PSY 111 Introduction To Psychology  is strongly recommended.

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