Post-Bachelor’s Teaching Certificate
This program provides a means of obtaining teacher certification for those who do not intend to pursue the Master of Arts in Teaching. The program incorporates classroom theory with practice, requires a minimum of four semesters to complete and is available at both the elementary and secondary levels. Courses are offered during the day. Admission requires a baccalaureate degree with an appropriate teaching major and minor earned at a regionally accredited institution. Undergraduate course work should reflect a minimal 2.5 g.p.a., the student must successfully complete the State of Michigan Basic Skills Requirement, provide a current criminal background check from a College of Education approved vendor, provide documentation of a current TB test, a verification of group work with children and, for Foreign Language majors/minors and Bilingual/Bicultural Education minors, appropriate language proficiency test results. A complete list of requirements can be found on the College of Education website.
Completion of Michigan's Basic Skills Examination for Teacher Candidates: Currently, this requirement is met by scoring a 480 on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing test (taken March 2016 and thereafter) and a score of 530 on the SAT Math test (taken March 2016 and thereafter). SAT scores must be reported directly to Wayne State University. Make sure to select Wayne State (code 1898) when registering for the test as one of the institutions when you would like official scores sent. When requesting scores be sent to Wayne State after the test please contact SAT customer service at (866) 756-7346. A fee will be assessed for sending scores more than 9 days after the test is completed. Students that completed all or part of the Basic Skills Test, Professional Readiness Examination, ACT and/or Michigan Merit Exam (MME), should see an advisor.