We are preparing the leaders and thinkers of tomorrow.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
SVSU’s College of Education offers undergraduate teacher certification programs in early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education and special education. Already have your bachelor’s? We have post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs for elementary and secondary education, endorsements and graduate programs in teaching, instruction technology and e-learning, and an M.Ed. in principalship.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO STUDY?
As a student of the College of Education, you will study under professors who have long-standing reputations in the state as experts in their field. Coupled with 500 hours of field-experience before student teaching (more than other undergraduate degrees), you’ll be fully prepared for your own classroom. And with a placement rate of 95 percent, you will soon be joining over 11,600 teachers who have chosen the nationally accredited programs at SVSU. It’s all part of the Cardinal journey — your journey can start right now.
Our students don’t just succeed, they excel. With countless national and international achievements, our students are empowered to defy limits and unleash their potential. We believe in fostering a community-minded environment that allows you to reach extraordinary heights. With a 97% job placement rate and nearly one-third of students graduating without any debt, you are prepared to soar. At SVSU, we are invested together—and we believe in you.
"We were in classrooms teaching real kids, learning and planning..."
Elementary / Special Education
"My story wasn't a traditional story..."
Shannon Popham '17
Laker Elementary School
With a keen awareness of the academic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new group of K-12 education leaders will focus on professional growth as part of Saginaw Valley State University’s Gerstacker Fellowship Program.
Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) has an expedited teaching certification program amid a nationwide teacher shortage. In 50 states, 45 are reporting a sharp decline of educators. SVSU offers an Accelerated Certification with Residency (ACR) program, that will certify participants as certified teachers within three semesters.
Kayleigh Jones recently became the intervention teacher at Jefferson Elementary. She will work with students not yet achieving grade level benchmarks in order to try to bring them closer to the education levels of their peers.
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