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"The small student to faculty ratio was a real benefit in my preparation towards my teaching career. It enabled me to get to know my professors well and come to them for help with anything I needed."

Anthony Pavicic
Bishop Foley High School
Madison Heights, MI.

Secondary Teaching

There are many reasons for considering a career in teaching. Individuals often mention the desire to work with our nation’s most valuable resource—our children. After our own parents, few people make more of a difference in our intellectual growth and development than our teachers.

Teachers impact the future

Secondary teachers are certified to teach in their academic major and minor(s) in grades 6 through 12. This program leads to a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree in the student’s major area. All academic majors and minors used for teacher certification undergo periodic review, evaluation and alignment with state standards.

The program is highlighted by indepth study in a subject major extended teaching communities of diverse learners and scholarly inquiry. While working toward completion of a major, students take the first two teacher education courses and then apply for formal admission to the program during their sophomore year. Details of current teaching certificates, program requirements, policies and procedures are available via the School website:

All program completers meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act and are considered “Highly Qualified” in the areas indicated on the Michigan teaching certificate.

Certifications available in the following teaching option majors:
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science

Students can also complete any of the following teaching option minors and be certified to teach in these areas:
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics

Ontario Residents

As many students already know, admission to Ontario Teacher Colleges is severely limited, prospective teachers may wait years to gain entry to OCT school. We have agreements with Ontario 2-yr colleges for teacher certification, allowing seamless 2+3 transfer agreements into our programs.



*Approved by Michigan Department of Education

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Caroline Demary-Elliott

"Not only is LSSU close and convenient to my home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, but the atmosphere is very welcoming. All of the staff and students seem to be really open, and the teacher-to-student ratio is very personal, unlike larger universities." [ more ]

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