Teaching

Secondary Education

​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

You’ll develop expertise in English, math, social studies or science in preparation for a teaching career at the secondary education level (grades six through 12). From the language arts through critical STEM disciplines, you pick your subject passion from among several majors and minors in CMU’s secondary teacher certification program. Your teaching style will develop through classroom observations and through the practical experiences of a student teaching placement. A variety of community involvement activities, including student organizations, service learning work and study abroad opportunities, will broaden your teaching perspective.​​

Students interested in obtaining the Michigan Provisional Teaching Certificate must complete the Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in the desired level and appropriate content area(s), including the following:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry-Physics
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • English as Second Language minor
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Integrated Science
  • Mathematics
  • Middle Level Education minor
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • School Health Education
  • Social Studies: Geography
  • Social Studies: Political Science
  • Spanish
  • Speech
  • Speech: Broadcast & Cinematic Arts emphasis
  • Visual Arts Education

Put Your Degree to Work

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
High school teacher$55,050 per year6% (52,900 more jobs)​

For More Information

Visit the College of Education and Human Services website​ or contact:

Erin Smith-Gaken
CEHS Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone: (989) 774-2856
Email: smith1ej@cmich.edu

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