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Undergraduate Students
Questions? Email COE the Advising Center at coe_advising@emich.eduElementary Education (Grades K-8)
EMU prepares teachers for elementary education (K-5) and middle level teaching (6-8). An elementary teaching certificate allows you to teach grades K-5. If you wish to teach at the middle school level, grades 6-8, you must take the subject area test in your major or minor.

If you want to become an elementary teacher, there are three major components to the courses that you must take:

  1. You will complete the Liberal Arts Major in Elementary Education.
  2. You have a choice of completing either a second major or two minors.
  3. You will complete your studies with a series of professional education courses, concluding with student teaching.

Choose a second major from:

Or choose two minors from:

One minor can be from:
* Cannot combine Language Arts and Reading.
** Requires a second semester of student teaching.
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