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Academic Programs - College of Education

If it has to do with teaching, chances are SVSU has what you are looking for. Our offerings are diverse for those teaching K-12 and for those in administration. Need to obtain an endorsement or renew certification? Our educators are in tune with any changes that may occur with the State of Michigan and we will help you find the courses you need.

Early Childhood Programs

Early childhood focuses on the study of all children from birth through age eight. Pursue undergraduate teacher certification, a master's degree with an early childhood specialization, a graduate endorsement or post baccalaureate teacher certification.

Elementary Education Program

For those who want to teach grades K-8. Teacher candidates also have the opportunity to specialize in Early Childhood education to teach children years birth to 8.

Secondary Education Program

Secondary Education Program is designed for those who want to teach grades 6-12. It also includes K-12 certification in Visual Arts Education, Music Education, Physical Education, Spanish, and French Education.

Special Education Programs

For those interested in teaching students who are eligible to receive special education services in the areas of autism spectrum disorder, cognitive impairment, and/or learning disability. Teacher candidates will major in Special Education at the elementary or secondary level.

Post Baccalaureate Certification Program

Already have your bachelor's degree and now want to teach? SVSU offers two options for you to become certified.

Endorsement Programs for Certified Teachers

Access the list of endorsement programs offered at SVSU that are approved by the Michigan Department of Education

Advanced Educator Professional Learning Programs

Choose from three graduate degree programs: Master of Arts in Teaching, Technology Learning Systems & Design and Master of Education (principalship); a variety of endorsement programs to enhance your credentials; or move into administration with our Education Specialist program.


Contact Us
(989) 964-4057(989) 964-4057
Toll-free: 1-800-968-2540


James E. Tarr, Ph.D.

Acting Assistant Dean & Professor

Colleen D'Arcy, Ph.D.


College of Education Dean's Office
Gilbertson Hall, North 275
University Center, MI 48710


8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.