Wayne State University

Bachelor - Elementary

Student in the Bilingual/Bicultural program will receive teacher certification at two levels:

  1. The Elementary (Kindergarten-Grade 5 and Grades 6-8) in a self-contained classroom and may include one or more certificate endorsements or authorizations to teaching grade 6 to 8 in departmentalized classrooms; or
  2. The Secondary Certificate (Grades 6 to 12) in subject area endorsements on the teaching certificate.

At the elementary level, students will have:

  1. A comprehensive major (45 credits) that provides depth and balance across content standards in: integrated  science, mathematics, social studies, language arts, health, physical education and the arts.
  2. One world language major or minor or student-centered minor (English as a Second Language, Bilingual Education).

Undergraduate students have the choice of pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Education or a Bachelor of Arts in Education.  The distinction between the two depends upon the University’s Foreign Culture requirement.  Students who complete a foreign language through the intermediate level will pursue the Bachelor of Arts degree.  Students who elect to take a culture course in Foreign Culture will pursue the Bachelor of Science degree.

At the completion of the program students apply for the degree, for the Initial Provisional Teaching Certificate, and additional endorsements that have been a part of their program (e.g., Bilingual Endorsement, ESL Endorsement).

Upon completion of all requirements, Wayne State University will recommend the student to the Michigan Department of Education for the Elementary Provisional Teaching Certificate.

Admission Requirements

Student in the Bilingual/Bicultural program will receive teacher certification at two levels:

  1. The Elementary (Kindergarten-Grade 5 and Grades 6-8) in a self-contained classroom and may include one or more certificate endorsements or authorizations to teaching grade 6 to 8 in departmentalized classrooms, or
  2. The Secondary Certificate (Grades 6 to 12) in subject area endorsements on the teaching certificate.

At the elementary level, students will have:

  1. A comprehensive major (45 credits) that provides depth and balance across content standards in: integrated  science, mathematics, social studies, language arts, health, physical education and the arts.
  2. One world language major or minor or student-centered minor (English as a Second Language, Bilingual Education).

Undergraduate students have the choice of pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Education or a Bachelor of Arts in Education. The distinction between the two depends upon the University’s Foreign Culture requirement.  Students who complete a foreign language through the intermediate level will pursue the Bachelor of Arts degree.  Students who elect to take a culture course in Foreign Culture will pursue the Bachelor of Science degree.

At the completion of the program students apply for the degree, for the Initial Provisional Teaching Certificate, and additional endorsements that have been a part of their program (e.g., Bilingual Endorsement, ESL Endorsement).

Upon completion of all requirements, Wayne State University will recommend the student to the Michigan Department of Education for the Elementary Provisional Teaching Certificate.

Plan of Work

Plan of Work for Bachelor - Elementary.

Student Teaching / Practicum / Internship

Prior to student teaching, Elementary students must pass the MTTC Elementary Education Test #83.  Students must also pass the test in their student centered minor in world language, bilingual education or English as a Second Language.  Study guides are available at the MTTC website.

Pre-Student Teaching & Student Teaching:

TED 3550 – Teaching Research and Practice (5 credits)

Students are required to complete one semester of pre-student teaching in an elementary classroom grades 1-5.  This practicum requires four mornings a week or two full days a week in a classroom and a mandatory seminar.  Students are in a cohort of 15-20 students with an WSU instructor.

TED 5780 – Directed Teaching and Conference (1-10 credits)

Students are required to complete one semester of student teaching in an elementary classroom, grades 1-5.  TED 5780 requires five days a week in a classroom with mandatory seminars throughout the semester.