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Elementary Education
Ferris State University’s School of Education offers
an exemplary program in Elementary Education
designed to provide a balanced blend of theory and
practice. Students have the opportunity to obtain
Michigan Elementary Provisional Certification by
taking all classes at their community college and
Ferris State University. Certification will allow an
individual to teach kindergarten through fifth grade
and grades sixth through eighth in minor subjects.
Throughout the program students will complete at
least 570 hours in a variety of hands-on, field-based
experiences in the K-8 classroom. Our class sizes
of 20-25 students guarantee that all students
receive the attention they deserve.
A background in state-of-the-art
educational technology prepares
students to integrate computer
technology into instruction.
Bachelor of Science
Admission Requirements:
HS diploma or GED
GPA min: 2.5
Intermediate algebra equivalent to Ferris’ MATH 115
English 1 and 2 equivalent to Ferris’ ENGL 150 and ENGL 250
Minimum “C” grades in all transferable courses
Basic Skills Test
30-48 transferable college credit hours
Credit hours required for graduation: 124-142
College of Education and Human Services
Available Minors
Early Childhood, Math, Language Arts
Grand Rapids
Early Childhood, Math, Language Arts, Integrated Science
Early Childhood, Math, Language Arts
Early Childhood, Math, Language Arts
The Elementary Education program requires the
completion of two elementary education minors
giving students a broad academic base in language
arts, math or science. Students may add a third minor
for Early Childhood to add the ZS endorsement to
their certification.
The professional education courses include field-
based experiences supervised by instructional teams
comprised of teacher educators, professors from the
content area disciplines and expert K-8 teachers.
Bachelor’s Degrees
All information is accurate at time of printing.
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