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Geography Minor for Teacher Certification

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Saginaw Valley State University's Geography Minor for Teacher Certification explores the history, culture and physical aspects of the world. Within the minor, there are many opportunities to attend conferences, travel abroad and student teach. Discover new ways of looking at the world through geographic inquiry, geographic information systems and remote sensing. Students receive strong support from the faculty of both the Geography and Middle/Secondary & Educational Leadership Departments in reaching their educational and career goals.

Cardinal Points

  • Abundant opportunities for students to study abroad and present their research at conferences.

  • Students have access to high-end drones and other technology for projects and research purposes.

SVSU's Geography Minor for Teacher Certification provides students with a well-rounded knowledge base. Beginning with history and culture and leading to topics like geographic information systems and remote sensing, the minor highlights the many ways geography is woven into the world. 

Highlighted Courses

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Key Electives

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Programs

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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)
  • With a minor in Geography for Teacher Certification, graduates are prepared to teach students about the cultural and physical aspects of the world. 

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.