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Teacher Education Program Prerequisites & Admission Requirements

The College of Education accepts applications twice a year for admission to the elementary and secondary Teacher Education Program. Pre-education majors preparing to enter the Teacher Education Program should become well acquainted with each of the program policies and procedures below.

Step 1 - Be a current SVSU student
Step 2: Complete Prerequisites
Step 3 - Pre-Education Seminar Dates
Step 4: Apply to Teacher Education Program in Tk20
Step 5 - Follow-Up After Completing Application
Step 6: Criminal Background Check
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Rebanding Information for Elementary Teacher Certification


  • Teacher Education Program applicants will select one or more of the available options within the new elementary certification banding.
  • Birth through Kindergarten (B-K)
  • Lower Elementary (PreK–3)
  • Upper Elementary (3-6)
  • Pre K-12 Special Education, English as a Second Language (must also choose B-K or PreK-3 or 3-6)

Pre-Education majors seeking certification in any of the new certification bands should follow the General Education and Pre-Education course requirements in this document Rebanding August 2023 General Education and Pre-Education Requirements (240KB)

Michigan Department of Education Teacher Certification Structure (103KB)



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