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Elementary Education Certification

The following is an overview of courses associated with our elementary education certification. We encourage you to speak with a faculty representative during your on-campus visit for detailed information about your specific program interests.

For an official description of courses and degree requirements, please reference our academic catalog.

Elementary Certification Core Classes

  • ED 201 Foundations of American Education
  • ED 202 Psychology of Human Development and Learning
  • ED 203 Education of the Exceptional Learner
  • ED 300 Methods of Teaching Reading in the Elementary School
  • ED 301 Individual Reading Instruction in the Elementary School
  • ED 310 Technology in the Classroom
  • ED 401 Elementary Methods
  • ED 407 Observation and Directed Teaching in the Elementary School

NOTE: In addition to the courses listed above, teaching methods courses are required for certification with the state of Michigan. These course requirements are listed with the major and/or minor course requirements.


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