Those who already hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution are able to earn a Michigan Secondary Standard Teaching Certificate in the Certification-Only Secondary (COS) Program.

Completers of the program are prepared to be competent, caring and reflective educators who are certified to teach grades 6 through 12 in chosen content areas. 

The program’s curriculum consists of academic study, professional preparation and field experience, providing students with pedagogical and content-specific knowledge, readying them to work with diverse learners in the middle school and high school classroom. Throughout the program, completers gain the experience they need to apply technology to the 21st century classroom.

With successful completion of the program, participants in the program earn faculty recommendation leading to the Michigan Secondary Standard Certificate. The possible combinations for a teaching major(s) and minor(s) are listed below.

Program Completion Requirements

Grade Point Average

Completion of this program requires that a student successfully complete all requirements as stated on their plan of study and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75, as well as a minimum 2.75 in the chosen major(s) and minor(s) and in the professional sequence.

Time to Completion

Program completion time will vary depending on transfer credit and whether a student is enrolling on a full-time or part-time basis.

Department Contact Information

CEHHS Office for Student Success
262 Fairlane Center South (FCS)
313-593-5090

Course Requirements (by teaching majors and minors)

Majors Minors
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • Integrated Science
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • English as a Second Language
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Speech

For a personalized plan, please fill the Transcript Evaluation Request Form and an unofficial plan of work will be sent to your email address as an attachment or by mail. Allow at least 2-3 weeks for evaluation.

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