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Accelerated Route to Teacher Certification

The ACR program is a non-degree, experimental accelerated teacher preparation program approved by the Michigan Department of Education that includes a residency in a school-setting for the entire school year and professional methods courses offered during the fall and winter semesters in an online and hybrid format that provide teacher candidates with theory and practice in teaching. Candidates are supported by a master teacher mentor, a University Supervisor, and University professors throughout the program.

To qualify

Interested candidates must:

  • attend a certification seminar;
  • possess a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution;
  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0;
  • fulfill requirements for admission to SVSU and the ACR program;
  • satisfy all basic skills and content area testing required by the Michigan Department of Education for teacher certification;
  • complete an interview and writing sample.
Elementary Accelerated Certification Program
Secondary Accelerated Certification Program
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