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Bachelor of Science in Education

Secondary Teacher Preparation - English

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Every single class here, I had amazing professors, professors that motivated me and inspired me. Not only that, but gave me one-on-one attention when I needed it.
Anne Pence Baker graduate

As a secondary school English teacher, you have the opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of the students you teach.

In this program, you will:

  • Gain the knowledge, skills, and in-classroom experience you will need to receive a Michigan Provisional Secondary Teaching Certificate, which allows you to teach your major and minor subjects in grades 6 through 12.
  • Complete your English major, and select a minor from the following: biology, chemistry, history, or mathematics.
  • Be eligible to apply for certification upon successful program completion and passing the required state tests.

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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