Certifications

Elementary Certification

Albion offers programs leading to Michigan certification at the elementary level (grades K-5) in the following subject areas:

English
French
German
History

Mathematics
Physical Education
Spanish

Students accepted as candidates for elementary certification must:

  • Complete a departmental teaching major of at least eight units.
  • Complete a planned program which prepares students to teach all subjects levels K-5. This program currently includes: A laboratory science course (Biology 195, Chemistry 107, Geology 101, Geology 103, or Physics 105); English 203 or 101H; Psychology 251; English 348; and Mathematics 104.
  • Complete all other requirements as specified by Albion's Education Department.

Elementary Certification

Year

Fall

Spring

Summer

First Year

Engl 101H** (1)
Psyc 101* (1)

Biol 195 or
Chem 107 or
Geol 101 or 103 or
Phys 105* (1)

Sophomore

Educ 201* (1)
Engl 203* (1)
Psyc 251* (1)

Educ 202* (1)
Educ 259 (1)
Math 104 (1)

Junior

Engl 348* (1)
Educ 371* (1)

Educ 396*** (1)

Senior

Educ 372* (1/2)

Educ 421* (3)
Educ 431* (1)

* May be taken either fall or spring semester.
** Either English 101H or English 203 satisfies planned program requirement.
*** Course meets intermittently through spring semester and intensively during three-and-a-half weeks in May, requires residence on campus, and is signed up for as part of the spring semester.

Course descriptions and prerequisites are listed in this catalog under the respective departments. Numbers in parentheses indicate units of credit awarded. Students apply for formal acceptance and admission into the teacher education program during their sophomore year, after completing Education 201. If a student desires to do off-campus study, the ideal semester to do so is the fall of the junior year.

Interdisciplinary Major in Integrated Science—The integrated science major is primarily intended for students seeking a broad, cross-disciplinary understanding of the natural sciences. Students who are interested in completing a major in integrated science are required to take courses in all the natural sciences and also to choose a minor in biology, chemistry, geology or physics. The detailed requirements for the major are provided in this catalog or are available from the Education Department.

Secondary Certification

Albion offers programs leading to Michigan certification at the secondary level (grades 6-12) in the subject areas listed below and K-12 certification in French, German and Spanish; music; and physical education.

The following are options for secondary teaching majors and minors:

Biology
Chemistry
Earth/Space Science (Geology)
English
French
German
Health (minor)
History

Mathematics
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Spanish

 

Secondary/K-12 Certification

Year

Fall

Spring

Summer

First Year

Psyc 101* (1)

Sophomore

Educ 201* (1)
Psyc 251* (1)

Educ 202* (1)

Junior

Educ 338/9, 348/9, 358/9** (1)

Educ 397*** (1)

Senior

Educ 373* (1)

Educ 422 or 423* (3)
Educ 432* (1)

* May be taken either fall or spring semester.
** Discuss appropriate course(s) with Education adviser. Music and physical education students take pedagogy course work offered through their major departments.
*** Course meets intermittently during spring semester and intensively during three-and-a-half weeks in May, requires residence on campus, and is signed up for as part of part of the spring semester.

Students pursuing K-12 certification in music, physical education, French, German and Spanish are required to take Education 396: Boundary Crossings in Elementary Schools.

Course descriptions and prerequisites are listed in this catalog under the respective departments. Numbers in parentheses indicate units of credit awarded. Students apply for formal acceptance and admission into the teacher education program during their sophomore year, after completing Education 201. If a student desires to do off-campus study, the ideal semester to do so is the fall of the junior year.