The Bachelor of Education degree is a post-baccalaureate program specifically targeted to degreeholding individuals who complete a program leading to Michigan Teacher Certification through LSSU. A recommendation for Michigan teacher certification requires the candidate to hold 1) and earned bachelor’s degree, 2) approved majors/minor (approved by the Michigan Department of Education as appropriate to K-12 educators and authorized by this institution), 3) professional education courses, and 4) courses considered as general/liberal education.
Individuals who completed non-teaching field majors (e.g. fisheries and wildlife management or forensic chemistry) may later seek to gain Michigan teacher certification (e.g. as teachers of biology or chemistry, respectively). These candidates may complete a substantial quantity of educationspecific courses, including 32 credits of 400-level and above courses, after completion of their bachelor’s degree.
The bachelor of education degree is available to recognize the additional training and experience associated with these postbaccalaureate courses in education.
Courses required in the B.Ed. degree include the required courses leading to Michigan teacher certification. Generally, with the exception of the student teaching internship courses, these are completed prior to graduation with the initial bachelor’s degree.
More information can be found at http://education.lssu.edu