Designed for students seeking teacher certification in Secondary Education. This degree focuses on teaching in grades 7-12. Students in this program complete General Education requirements, early professional preparation courses, and begin course work in their teaching majors and minors. Transfer to and completion of a four-year university teacher preparation program is necessary for full teacher certification. Students are advised to consult transfer guides for the school to which they intend to transfer when selecting courses.
- Apply current educational theories and practices to a classroom setting
- Apply content knowledge to development of lessons to be taught in grades 7 – 12
- Apply knowledge of the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development theories of the learner in a school setting
- Apply knowledge of the exceptionalities, learning environments, and laws as they relate to secondary education programs
- Develop lesson plans implementing educational software for grades 7 – 12
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
Complete 24 credits from:
American Society, Events, Institutions and Cultures Outcome: Complete at least one course:
- ENG-235: American Literature Before 1900
- ENG-236: American Autobiography
- ENG-237: American Literature Since 1900
- CRJ-131: Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
- HIST-151: American History I
- HIST-152: American History II
- POLS-131: Introduction to American Government and Political Science
- SOC-131: Introduction to Sociology
- SSC-131: A Survey of the Social Sciences
Computer Literacy Outcome: Complete at least one course:
- ART-275: Advanced Projects
- BCA-140: Software Applications
- CIS-100: Introduction to Information Technology
- CIS-221: Instructional Technology for Elementary Teachers
- CIS-223: Instructional Technology for Secondary Teachers
- HCS-131: Computers in Health Care
- MFMT-103: Industrial Computer Application
- TAFD-115: Computer Applications for Skilled Trades
- CLT-100: Computer Literacy Test
Critical Thinking Outcome: Complete at least one non-activity based course numbered 100 or higher
Information Literacy and Written Communication Outcome: Take either English sequence:
Complete one course from the Wellness Group:
- COUN-114: Stress Management - A Personal Approach
- HPE-140: Lifetime Wellness
- HPE-142: Advanced First Aid
- HPE-153: Nutrition
- HPE-260: Nutrition, Health, and Physical Education for the Classroom Teacher
- HPEA-117: Strength Training and Pysical Conditioning / HPEA-217: Strength Training and Physical Conditioning II
- HPEA-126: Aerobic Dance
- HPEA-155: Relaxation Techniques for Stress Management
Complete 8 Humanities credits from courses in:
Art, Dance, English (except ENG-131, 132, 135), Foreign Language, Interior Design, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Science in Western Culture, Telecommunications, Speech, Theatre, World Religion
Complete 8 Science and Mathematics credits from courses in:
Astronomy, Atmospheric Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics
Complete 8 Social Science credits from courses in:
Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Sociology
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
Complete as many elective credits as necessary to meet the minimum number of credit hours to receive your associate degree.
The law requires new teachers, school administrators, school psychologists, and other personnel to provide documentation of a completed criminal record check. Students who complete field experiences as part of their HFC coursework must provide a statewide criminal record check prior to work with children in public or non-public schools.
Requirements are Subject to Change
- Eastern Michigan University
- Marygrove College
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Wayne State University
Pre-Secondary Education program graduates who complete a bachelor degree with teacher certification may teach in middle schools or high schools.
This degree requires course work that can be transferred to most four-year teacher preparation programs without loss of credit. The elective component of this program allows students to select courses that apply toward the bachelor's degree at their intended transfer institution. Students are encouraged to consult the university guide sheets in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center located in Learning Resources Center.