Oct 16, 2021
Requirements for Interdisciplinary Major in Integrated Science with Elementary Education Certification
Students interested in pursuing elementary education certification may wish to consider an 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 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.
Albion offers programs leading to Michigan certification at the elementary level (grades K-8) in the following subject areas:
Students accepted as candidates for elementary certification must:
- Complete a planned program as specified below.
- Complete all other requirements as specified by Albion’s Education Department.
Elementary Certification Program
Prerequisite Courses for All Certifications:
Requirements for Certification
Professional Sequence for All Certifications:
* Either ENGL 101H or ENGL 203 satisfies the planned program requirement.
** Course meets intermittently during the spring semester and intensively during three weeks in May, requires residence on campus, and is part of spring registration.
Course descriptions and prerequisites are listed under the respective departments. Numbers in parentheses indicate units of credit awarded. Students apply for formal acceptance and admission into the TEP during their sophomore year while enrolled in EDUC 203 . If a student desires to do off-campus study, the ideal semester to do so is the fall of the junior year.
Requirements for Major
Nine Units Including:
- All courses for the major must be taken for a numerical grade.
- Completion of all other requirements for teacher certification.
Requirements for Elementary Certification
Students seeking elementary certification with a major in integrated science are required to consult with the Education Department and meet admission requirements to the teacher education program (TEP). Certification in elementary education requires 14 units of additional course work and often necessitates a ninth semester for student teaching. Students completing an integrated science major fulfill the certification requirement for a science course with a laboratory as part of the requirements for the major.
- All courses must be taken for a numerical grade.
Complete a Planned Program Including:
Two Units (One of Which Must Be in Your Minor) From:
Complete Six Units of Professional Sequence Course Work and Four Units of Student Teaching:
Requirements for Minor
- Please note that the courses for the major can be counted toward the minor in the respective field.