​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

With a variety of disciplines, including critical STEM areas, you pick your subject in CMU's secondary teacher certification program. Develop your own teaching style through classroom observations and 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 Standard 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
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • English as Second Language minor
  • History
  • Integrated Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • School Health Education
  • Social Studies: Geography
  • Social Studies: Political Science
  • Visual Arts Education

Put Your Degree to Work

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

Below is a list of potential careers, median salary over the course of the career and projected job growth.

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2026​
High school teacher$59,170 per year8% (76,800 more jobs)​

For More Information

Visit the teacher education website​ or contact:

Teacher Education and Professional Development
EHS Building 421
Email: tepd@cmich.edu​
Phone: 989-774-3975