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Economics Minor for Teacher Certification


Saginaw Valley State University's Economics Minor for Teacher Certification helps prepare students for careers in secondary education. Learn about the nature of supply and demand. Explore the worlds of macro and micro economics. This program challenges students to learn how to teach economics in a manner that is easily comprehended. The curriculum is aligned with both Michigan and national standards. With faculty support from the Economics and Teacher Education: Middle/Secondary & Educational Leadership Departments, students can engage in research and invest in teaching opportunities that prepare them for the classroom. 

Cardinal Points

  • Less than 5% of business colleges globally are accredited by the AACSB-International—SVSU's Scott L. Carmona College of Business is one of them.

  • Over 90% of the faculty of the College of Business belong to a professional or service organization, providing diverse networking opportunities for students.

SVSU's Economics Minor for Teacher Certification engages students in all facets of economics, from money and finanical institutions to national and global markets. Whether you are interested in the local economy or competitive sports, economics plays an important part in life.

Highlighted Courses

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Year 4

Key Electives

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Complementary Minors/Majors

  • 4% (As fast as average) projected growth for the employment of High School Teachers with a Bachelor’s degree through 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $60,320 is the median yearly pay for High School Teachers in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Most states have tenure laws, which provide job security after a certain number of years of satisfactory classroom teaching.

Fully integrated into social networks, SVSU Connect is a valuable networking space dedicated to the community of SVSU students, faculty and alumni which cultivates a culture of helping and giving back. In addition to connecting with each other, students at all points along their journey can reach out to alumni mentors for guidance and insight into making the most of their SVSU experience and successfully transitioning into life after graduation.