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.
*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.