Wayne State University

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Wayne State University is a national research university with an urban teaching and service mission. It is a constitutionally autonomous public university within Michigan's system of public colleges and universities.

As an urban teaching university, Wayne State seeks especially to serve residents of the greater Detroit metropolitan area. The University aspires to implement its curricula in ways that serve the needs of a nontraditional student population that is racially and ethnically diverse, commuting, working and raising families. To meet its obligations to its nontraditional students, the University attempts to schedule classes throughout the metropolitan area and the evening as well as during the day.

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Bachelor of Science In Elementary Education

Leads to certification to teach elementary education in the state of Michigan. The elementary certificate qualifies the holder to teach all subjects in kindergarten through grade five and the minors in grades six through eight.

 

Bachelor of Arts/Science in Elementary Education

A major in Special Education with a concentration in Cognitive Impairment Teaching as a profession has never been more exciting.  Increasingly, certified teachers in the area of Special Education are in high demand and are especially successful in obtaining employment.  The WSU Elementary and Special Education Program at the University Center-Macomb leads to a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Elementary and Special Education with an endorsement in Cognitive Impairment.  The program is designed for you to receive a Michigan Elementary Provisional Teaching Certificate for teaching all subjects in grades K-5;  all subjects K-8 in a self-contained classroom; and for teaching students who have cognitive impairments in grades K-12.  For complete course requirements please refer to the College of Education.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Information Systems Technology (Offered at South Campus)

This program prepares the student for a challenging workplace with an enhanced knowledge of business applications.  The curriculum for this degree is designed to give students fundamental knowledge of computer science with a combined knowledge of system designs and business administration.  It will also satisfy most of the prerequisite coursework leading to admission in the graduate programs of either Computer Science or Business Administration. 

 

Master of Education with a major in Bilingual/Bicultural Education

With a concentration in English as a Second Language this program is appropriate for teachers with elementary or secondary certification with a teaching major in an approved content area.  This program provides advanced training in English as a Second Language teaching methodology, linguistics and culture.  In addition, students who specialize in this area are eligible to apply for the Michigan English as a Second Language endorsement.

 

Master of Education with a major in Special Education and a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorder

WSU develops professionals who are committed to helping others acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to participate in and contribute to a complex, changing society.  This program is designed as an endorsement program to meet the Michigan Department of Education Special Education rules for teacher preparation in the area of autism spectrum disorders.  It is appropriate for educators with elementary or secondary certification with a teaching major in an approved content area.

 

Master of Education with a major in Special Education and a concentration in Cognitive Impairment

This program is designed as an endorsement program to meet the Michigan Department of Education Special Education rules for teacher preparation in the area of cognitive impairment.  It is appropriate for educators with elementary or secondary certification with a teaching major in an approved content area.  For complete course requirements please refer to the College of Education.

 

Master of Education with a major in Special Education and a concentration in Learning Disabilities

Prepares students to become certified special education teachers. Graduates may also be employed as teacher consultants, supervisors or administrators in public or private schools.

 

Education Specialist Certificate with a major in Special Education and concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders

There is a growing demand for well-prepared professional educators who can become tomorrow's effective leaders.  An Education Specialist Certification from Wayne State University's College of Education can help you reach your potential for greater job satisfaction, higher earnings, increased responsibility and personal fulfillment.  We emphasize diversity, innovation, technology and state-of-the-art research based practices.  Our professors are leaders in their fields and provide programs based on nationally recognized standards.  For complete course requirements please refer to the College of Education.

 

Education Specialist Certificate with a major in Special Education and a concentration in Learning Disabilities

There is a growing demand for well-prepared professional educators who can become tomorrow's effective leaders.  An Education Specialist certificate from WSU's College of Education can help you reach your potential for greater job satisfaction, higher earnings, increased responsibility and personal fulfillment.  We emphasize diversity, innovation, technology and state-of-the-art research-based practices.  Our professors are leaders in their fields and provide programs based on nationally recognized standards.