Do you already have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline, but you have always wanted to teach? SVSU offers an innovative one year teacher certification program!
With Saginaw Valley State University's Accelerated Certification with Residency (ACR) program, you can become a professionally-certified teacher in just three semesters (online and hybrid courses). This Michigan Department of Education approved program also includes a one year paid residency, in a school-setting, along with support provided by a master teacher mentor, a University Supervisor, and University professors.
"The professors - the whole experience in the program - was incredible!" - LYNN SKINNER, Ph.D., 7TH GRADE TEACHER
To become an Accelerated Certification with Residency teacher candidate, applicants must possess a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, and fulfill all requirements for admission to SVSU and the ACR program.
These steps must be completed by June 14th each year to start the program the following summer semester.