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Geography Minor for Teacher Certification


The Saginaw Valley State University's Geography Minor for Teacher Certification helps prepare students for careers in education at the middle school and high school levels. The curriculum is aligned with the national and Michigan standards and reflects close coordination between the Geography Program and Teacher Education.

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 Athletic Training Major (B.S.) program is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on the students enrolled in the program. An objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity.

Highlighted Courses

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

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)
  • Teachers of high school teach academic lessons and different skills, which are needed for students to attend college and enter the job market.

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.