FOR SELECTED SECONDARY MAJORS:
order to be well prepared and highly qualified
to teach in Michigan's high school merit curriculum,
the following recommendations are made for the
Education Major/Political Science
Education Major vs. Social Studies Group
are strongly urged to complete the Social
Studies Group Major with a minor in either
History or Political Science. Teacher education
candidates are advised against simply completing
a major solely in one content area (i.e.,
History or Political Science).
Kinesiology Education Majors:
To increase your employability options, Kinesiology majors are STRONGLY encouraged
to take the Health Education minor.
To increase employability options, Science majors are STRONGLY encouraged
to take a SCIENCE minor (e.g., Chemistry major with a Physics minor). Candidates
should be aware there is also a nationwide shortage of certified Physics
teachers. A new Integrated Science major is currently pending State approval and is a very marketable option. Contact Laura Pardo for more information on the Integrated Science major.
Special Education (Secondary Certificate):
Teacher education candidates pursuing
secondary certification with an endorsement in Learning Disabilities or Emotional
Impairments must also complete a minor in English or Mathematics.