Who We Are

Located in the Department of English Language & Literature, we work with students at all points in their journey to become knowledgeable and reflective middle and high school English teachers. At the undergraduate level, we prepare students for initial certification through the language, literature and writing for teachers major and minor. At the graduate level, we help teachers continue to strive for excellence in their teaching through the Eastern Michigan Writing Project and through the Secondary English MAT program, a graduate teacher certification program for students who already have a BA/BS in English or related field.

Thinking about becoming a teacher? Read "Taking the Long View: State Efforts to Solve Teacher Shortages by Strengthening the Profession" in a new report from the Learning Policy Institute.

Additional Information

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Eastern Michigan Writing Project

The Eastern Michigan Writing Project (EMWP) is one of 11 sites of the National Writing Projects of Michigan and one of more than 200 sites of the National Writing Project.

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Continuing Education

Michigan teachers are required to periodically update their teaching certificates. Staff in the College of Education's Office of Academic Services can advise you on requirements and adding endorsements [BROKEN LINK].

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Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

EMU offers teacher preparation programs [BROKEN LINK] for those with a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and who have never been certified to teach.