Teacher Education - Elementary Education K-8
STEP 1 - Before you can apply for admission to the Teacher Education program, you must be admitted to the University. If you have not applied and been admitted to the University, please visit http://svsu.edu/apply
STEP 2 - Pre-Elementary Education students must attend a mandatory Pre-Education seminar prior to applying to the Teacher Education Program (TEP).
STEP 3 - Students must apply and be accepted into the Elementary Teacher Education Program prior to enrollment in 300-400 level professional studies courses. Applications are accepted by the College of Education in September to begin the program the following Winter Semester and in January to begin the program the following Fall Semester.
The following requirements must be successfully completed prior to submitting an application to the Elementary Teacher Education Program:
- All university Basic Skills requirements in mathematics, reading, and writing.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 based on the last 60 credit hours of university-level (credit earning) coursework. Letter grades associated with entry-level coursework will not be considered. In addition, applicants must also have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in their content (teaching) major and in their content (teaching) minor courses completed at the time of application.
- Passing scores on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Professional Readiness Exam (formerly titled MTTC Basic Skills) with sub-areas in Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. Scores must be submitted to SVSU electronically; select institution code #24 when registering to take the test to ensure that SVSU receives the scores. Consult the MTTC website for details: http://www.mttc.nesinc.com
- A minimum of 72 credit hours completed with a grade of "C" or better; the 72 credit hours must be applicable to the applicant's College of Education certification program.
- PSYC 100, General Psychology, or an approved equivalent, with a grade of "C" or better.
- TE 100, Exploring Teaching K-12 or TE 101, Exploring Teaching in Physical Education, or an approved equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.
The following may be in progress during the semester an application to the Elementary Teacher Education Program is submitted, but must be successfully completed by the end of the Winter Semester for Fall admission consideration, or by the end of Fall Semester for Winter admission consideration:
- PSYC 310, Child Psychology, or an approved equivalent
- TE 300, Foundations in Elementary Education, with a grade of "C" or better.
Inquiries, applications and transcripts should be directed to:
College of Education
Office of Admissions & Certification
Saginaw Valley State University
135 Regional Education Center
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710-0001 USA
(989) 964-4385 FAX