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Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program

SVSU offers a traditional and accelerated route to teacher certification in elementary and secondary education for individuals who already have a bachelor's degree or higher and want to obtain their standard teaching certificate to teach in Michigan. Admission to these programs is coordinated through the Office of Admissions & Certification in the College of Education.

If you are considering a career in teaching, we ask that you first attend a Teacher Certification Information Session to learn about our traditional and accelerated certification programs at SVSU and the requirements to become a certified teacher in Michigan. Discussion at the information session will also touch on high demand positions within education and what the next steps are to begin your teacher preparation program at SVSU.

Individuals interested in joining the 2022-23 ACR cohort must have all admission requirements complete by June 10, 2022.

Upcoming seminar date for the ACR Information Sessions via Zoom

  • Saturday, May 14, 10:30 a.m. (last session for 2022-23)
  • Wednesday, September 14, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 22, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 17, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 13, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 18, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 18, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 15, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 11, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (last session for 2023-24)

We ask that you RSVP at to confirm your attendance. Please be sure to include a phone number where you can be reached during the day in the email. Your phone number is needed for notification in case the session is canceled due to illness or inclement weather. An email confirming your reservation and instructions on how to connect to the information session will be sent to those who RSVP one day prior to each information session. Please Note: Reservations for a Saturday session is only accepted up to 4:30 p.m. on the Friday prior to the scheduled session.

Traditional Route to Teacher Certification

For those who hold at least a bachelor's degree and would like to obtain a standard teaching certificate through SVSU's traditional route to teacher certification.

Accelerated Route to Teacher Certification

For students with a bachelor's degree or higher that would like to obtain their standard teaching certificate through SVSU's Accelerated Certification with Residency (ACR) Program.

Seek Certification

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.