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We are SVSU, and we go beyond teaching the basics. We  prepare our teachers to inspire students to be the leaders and thinkers of tomorrow. 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. 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.


Mallory Rivard has wanted to be a teacher since she was in the third grade. Now, she is at Bay City Public Schools, the same school system she graduated from a short time ago.

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Passionate SVSU Professor Receives National Board Appointment

Anne Tapp Profile

Dedicated professor of teacher education at Saginaw Valley State University, Anne Tapp, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).

The AACTE is a national organization that serves as one of the leading voices on educator preparation. It represents over 800 postsecondary institutions with educator programs dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based preparation that ensures educators are empowered to effectively teach all learners.



Prepared and certified, our graduates make the grade.

SVSU education graduates have included the 2016 Elementary Teacher of the Year, 2014 Michigan Middle School Social Studies Teacher of the Year, the 2013 Michigan Teacher of the Year, 2013 Michigan Principal of the Year and 2012 Michigan Creative Writing Teacher of the Year.

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When you give back to SVSU, you are empowering the next generation of Cardinals to take flight. You can make a gift to the College of Education, benefiting students with scholarships, the facilities with updates and community outreach initiatives. We're grateful for the ways you contributed to this campus while you were here, and we invite you to continue that legacy today.


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