Secondary TE Program Requirements

The following requirements must be successfully completed prior to submitting an application to the Secondary Teacher Education Program:

  • All university Basic Skills requirements in mathematics, reading, and writing (Requirement for undergraduate applicants only).
  • 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 Secondary 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 315, Adolescent Psychology, or an approved equivalent with a grade of "C" or better (Note: K-12 Music Education candidates are not required to take PSYC 315).
  • PSYC 317, Educational Psychology, or an approved equivalent with a grade or "C" or better.

Additional Requirements for Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education applicants only:

  • A Passing score on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) content (teaching) major and the content (teaching) minor declared subject areas at the time of application.  Scores must be submitted to SVSU electronically. Consult the MTTC website for details: http://www.mttc.nesinc.com.