In our department, you get More for Less when 4+1=2. That means you can get your bachelor's and your master's in just 5 years! Find out more on our department site.
You’ll feel right at home studying secondary education at Andrews. Besides our family-like atmosphere, superb professors and Bible-based curriculum, our program is considered “Exemplary” by the Michigan Department of Education.
You can pursue secondary certification with either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS). The School of Education offers emphases in both Integrated Science and Social Studies.
Our Teacher Preparation Program has three phases: Pre-teacher Preparation, Teacher Preparation and Student Teaching. This way, you’re sure to get classroom knowledge AND hands-on experience.
As a secondary education student you’ll spend a minimum of 15 weeks as a student teacher. You’ll have the chance to observe, participate in classroom activities and, of course, teach!
For certification purposes, you must select a subject major and minor. Our advisors will be there every step of the way as you determine which ones meet your specific career interests.
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021
You get both classroom and field work as you earn your secondary certification with us. You'll take general education courses and professional courses like Fit for Life and Educational Psychology, as well as the classes required for your specific major and minor. Of course, you will also practice your new skills while working as a student teacher.