Education at Aquinas College

Certification Information

The Michigan Department of Education has extensive requirements which must be met prior to recommendation for teacher certification. These include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Acceptance into the School of Education, including successful completion of EDUC-200.
  • A grade of “C” or higher is required in every course applied to meet certification requirements. This includes all major, minor, and education courses. 
  • Passing scores on all MTTC Subject Area tests for each certificate/endorsement sought. This testing is completed after all program coursework has been completed, either prior to or during the student teaching semester. Information regarding subject area tests, including practice tests and testing dates, is available at the MTTC website.
  • Criminal and sex offender background check clearance.
  • Valid and current Adult/Child CPR/First Aid training from an approved provider.
  • Completed education program requirements.
  • Recommendation by the School of Education.