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The Secondary English – initial – Postbaccalaureate Certificate allows you to leverage your existing college credits and become an certified teacher in about two years.

This program provides postbaccalaureate students with the knowledge and skills necessary to receive a Michigan provisional secondary teaching certificate, which allows the holder to teach his/her major and minor subjects in grades 6 through 12. Students complete the English major and select a minor from the following: chemistry, biology, history, and mathematics. Upon completing the program 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 High School Teachers is about $52,400.
  • Employment is expected to grow by 12 percent through 2016, about as fast as average.
  • The pool of teachers is large and many are retiring in the coming decade, so job prospects are excellent.
  • Advancement for a Secondary School Teacher includes becoming head of their department.
  • Or, with experience and further education, they may become an assistant principal, principal, or superintendent.
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