K-12 Teacher Preparation
Touching the Future
Do you want a career that is noble in its intent and far-reaching in its impact? Do you believe curiosity must be nurtured and learning should be lifelong and individualized? Are you looking for days filled with smiles, fun, laughter and new discoveries? If so, then teaching is the career for you!
Starting at Macomb
Students can complete their first two years of study at Macomb and then transfer into a bachelor’s degree teacher education program at another college or university. Macomb’s Associate of Baccalaureate Studies (ABS) degree, in particular, takes the guess work out of class selection and ensures a seamless transfer of credits.
Macomb’s ABS degree is designed for students who have decided on their major, such as teaching, and to which senior institution they plan to transfer to in order to complete their bachelor’s degree. After completing the first two years of coursework at the program’s designated minimum grade point average at Macomb, students enter their transfer institution as a junior. Macomb has agreements for its ABS degree with Oakland University, Wayne State University and Central Michigan University for a variety of degree program majors, with more on the way. Students interested in a program, college or university for which a current ABS agreement is not in place, should consult with a counselor or advisor to see if a transfer plan of study may be available.
“Staying” at Macomb
Close to home, Oakland University offers a bachelor’s degree completion program in elementary education at Macomb’s University Center on our Center Campus in Clinton Township. At Macomb’s University Center, Wayne State University also offers a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Elementary Education, a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Secondary Education and post baccalaureate coursework for secondary education certification, which allows students to complete many of the professional education courses that can lead to teacher certification in grades seven through twelve.
Introduction to Education (EDUC-2010)
Students who are considering a career in teaching will find this course very informative. This is an introductory course designed to provide the opportunity to explore the teaching profession. Course content focuses on the foundations of education including an overview of the history and philosophy of education, school governance and finance, best practices in learning theories and instruction strategies, as well as exploration of current issues and trends. This course also provides an overview of unique teaching opportunities, university transfer requirements and the Michigan requirements for teacher certification. Students will complete 30 hours of field observation.} Even if you are unsure about a career in teaching, this course provides the knowledge and experience that will assist in making a career decision.
Transfer agreements for this course are in place for several universities. As requirements for entrance into teacher education programs, along with transfer requirements, vary from institution to institution, students are advised to consult with a counselor or advisor.