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Questions? Email COE the Advising Center at coe_advising@emich.eduSpecial Education: Elementary Certificate
  • The special education teacher pursuing an elementary certificate documents 50 clock hours in a K-5 classroom setting with an elementary-certified regular education teacher. These hours must be completed before the elementary student teaching semester can begin.
  • Also required are 100 clock hours in K-12 classrooms (done in pre-clinical experiences) with licensed special educators.
  • At least one experience needs to be in an urban or multicultural classroom. Teacher candidates should seek as many diverse pre-student teaching field experience placements as possible.
  • Clock hours are documented on orange cards.
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