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Post Bachelors Degree (PBTC)

This program is for someone who holds at least a bachelor's degree and who wishes to earn an initial teaching credential at EMU. It is a non-degree program made up of undergraduate classes leading to either a Michigan elementary or secondary teaching certificate as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate from EMU.

A student would need to complete the program requirements for the Business, Management, Marketing and Technology major and select and complete the classes for a teaching minor. The secondary teaching minors are listed in the post-bachelor's advising handbook:
http://www.emich.edu/coe/students/post-bac/documents/initial-teacher-preparation-program-advising-handbook.pdf. In addition, to qualify for certification, BMMT candidates must have 4000 hours (approximately 2 years) of relatively recent work experience related to BMMT. Those hours don't need to be done to become admitted, but they are required to earn certification.

Students may use coursework from their previous studies to satisfy some of the PBTC requirements. The length of the program varies, depending on courses previously taken and the area of certification sought. For more information contact Amy Eastman at aeastma1@emich.edu or 734.487.1416.