Teacher Education

There are a number of pathways to teacher certification at Wayne State University, and all prepare future teachers to be knowledgeable, skillful, and caring professionals who are able to make a difference in the lives of children and youth. Students in our teacher certification programs benefit from outstanding faculty for their university coursework, and clinical experiences in Detroit and beyond that prepare them to work effectively and passionately with diverse children and youth.

In addition to teacher certification, our College of Education offers master's degrees for those who want to extend their knowledge for teaching, and doctoral programs for students who seek positions in colleges and universities, school districts, and educational agencies.

Wayne State University is known for its commitment to its urban mission. The faculty in Teacher Education conduct research and teach courses that focus on creating school experiences that are academically rigorous, personally meaningful, and sustain a vibrant democracy. Join us!

The Future of Michigan Education: Preparation and Support for Novice Teachers

Teacher Certification Information Meetings Schedule

Report to Stakeholders - Initial Teacher Certification Programs

Art Education
Art Therapy
Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Career & Technical Education
Curriculum & Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
English Education
Health Education: School or Community
Master of Education in Teaching and Learning
Mathematics Education
Physical Education and Physical Activity Leadership
Reading, Language & Literature
Science Education
Social Studies Education
Special Education