Bachelor - Secondary

The secondary education curriculum leads to a bachelor's degree in education and secondary school teaching certification in the following major  areas: Business Education, Marketing Education and various Trade & Industry occupational areas.  This degree is granted by the College of Education.

The bachelors degree in Business Education, Marketing Education and various Trade & Industry occupation areas provides educators with a teaching certificate (grades 6-12) in the areas in which they have a major. Educators may add other endorsement areas after certification.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the College of Education is based on two levels, Level 1 and Level 2. Students are directly admitted to the College of Education Level 1 from high school or another institution of higher learning through completion of an admission application to the University, selection of a College of Education program on the admission application, and acceptance to Wayne State University. Students are admitted to Level 2 in their junior year.

Undergraduate students pursuing majors in Career & Technical Education must complete a major in the occupational area in which they desite to teach, all General Education requirements and the Professional Education Sequence. Students earn a bachelor's degree and a teaching certificate at the completion of the program.

Level 1

In Level 1, students focus primarily on completing General Education requirements.  Level 1 students are advised by undergraduate advisors in the Division of Academic Services.  Level 1 students will be required to take an introductory course in the Teacher Education Division (TED):

  • TED 2550 Becoming an Urban Educator 3 cr.

Level 2 

Admission to the College of Education Level 2 program requires a separate College application, which is available in Room 469, College of Education or online. Students complete the Level 2 application when all Level 2 admission requirements have been fulfilled. Admission to Level 2 is not competitive. Students meeting all requirements will be admitted.

  • Completion of at least 53 semester hours.
  • Completion of MAT 1110 and MAT 1120 or appropriate prerequisite math course (MAT 0995 or MAT 1050) in progress.
  • Completion of TED 2250.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.50.
  • Completion of Intermediate Composition.
  • Completion of Math Competency.
  • A passing score on each of the three sections of the MTTC Basic Skills Test #96.  The three sections on the Basic Skills Test are Mathematics, Reading, and Writing.  Study guides are available on the MTTC website or in 469 Education. A test score reported directly to Wayne State University is required.
  • A copy of a negative tuberculosis (TB) test (within the last three years).
  • Verification of 40 hours of successful group work with children.  The State defines a group as three (3) or more children (not your own) between the ages of 3 and 18.  The group work experience must be within five years of the time of admission to Level 2.  Verification forms can be found within the Level 2 Application.
  • A current (within the last six months) statewide Criminal History Check.
  • All transcripts.
  • A completed Level 2 Application.
  • Students with complete applications will be invited to attend a mandatory COE Orientation (final requirement for admission to Level 2).

The deadlines for application to Level 2 are November 1 and April 1 for admission in the next semester. Students in Level 2 have access to the Professional Education Sequence. The Professional Education Sequence may be completed in two years and most students begin Level 2 during their junior year. Information is available at the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Plan of Work

Students will work with an Undergraduate Advisor to complete an individualized Plan of Work for the program.

Student Teaching / Practicum / Internship

Students must take and pass both their major and minor content area exams prior to student teaching. Your student teaching placement will be arranged through the Office of Clinical Experiences, Room 221, Education Building.