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Elementary Teacher Preparation - Early Childhood ZS (General & Special Education )

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This program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to receive a Michigan provisional elementary teaching certificate, which allows the holder to teach all subjects in kindergarten through grade 5, in kindergarten through grade 8 self-contained classrooms, and an early childhood specialization. Upon graduating and passing the required state tests, students will be eligible to apply for certification.

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Career Facts

  • The average annual wage for Elementary Teachers is about $50,000.
  • Employment is expected to grow by 12 percent through 2016, about as fast as average. The pool of teachers is large, so job prospects are excellent.
  • In some schools, two or more teachers work as a team and are jointly responsible for a group of students.
  • Or a teacher may teach one subject to several classes.
  • A small but growing number of teachers instruct multi-level classrooms, with students at several different learning levels.
  • Teachers may move into other positions within the school, such as librarian, reading specialist, instructional coordinator, counselor, administrator, or mentor teacher.
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