Department of Education

The Department of Education provides several program options for students interested in education, teacher certification and administration. At the undergraduate level, students may seek a bachelor degree (AB or BS) leading to elementary certification (K-8) or a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) with a major in Children and Families. For students seeking certification at the secondary level (6-12), a planned sequence of professional coursework supplements a bachelor degree earned from the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters (CASL). At the graduate level, the department offers several master’s degree programs, an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) and a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.). For students interested in STEM2 Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine), the Department of Education offers three choices of certificates.

Students enrolled in teacher certification programs in Michigan are required to pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) that corresponds to the intended level of teaching certification and the types of specialty endorsements.   The pass rates of all teacher preparation institutions across the state of Michigan on these tests are distributed by the state and publically available.  The “Annual Summary of State Results” provided here shows a three-year report on the numbers and percentages of students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn who successfully pass the various tests.