School of Education  

Certification & Program Updates

Any changes or updates to the State of Michigan certification requirements or the School of Education program requirements since the publication of the School of Education Handbook, will be noted here. (Updates will be listed in order from the most recent to the oldest.)
Recent Updates:
Social Studies Group Major
The Michigan Department of Education has approved the School of Education to offer both elementary and secondary certification with a Social Studies group major. Secondary students are required to complete a minor in either History, Geography, or Political Science.
CPR Certification:

All candidates seeking initial certification after July 1, 2004, must show proof of current CPR certification provided by either the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association. The training must include basic First Aid; adult CPR; and child CPR. Please call the Certification Officer at (616) 632-2436 with any questions regarding the CPR requirement.