It’s hard to imagine a more exciting and essential career than education.
In many ways, the future is shaped by teachers, which makes the rising expectations of their work appropriate. Adrian College’s Teacher Education Department, along with the entire college faculty, are committed to providing the very best preparation possible, with our central focus always staying on the lives of the children that our graduates will impact in their careers.
Although most people automatically think of school classrooms as the goal for teacher certification, our programs can lead to a variety of career options. Our graduates have used the skills and knowledge they gained at Adrian College in educational settings at museums and zoos and in industry. The possibilities are wide open and incredibly valuable!
Certification standards are rigorous and the procedures can be complex. As a supplement to the College Catalog, our department’s Guide to Teacher Certification is designed to help our candidates achieve the standards and work through program requirements with confidence. We also encourage all candidates interested in teacher education to ask a member of the Teacher Education Department for assistance with course selection, scheduling, and advising, starting as freshmen.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in the Guide and on these web pages. But because State rules may change with short notice, we occasionally need to revise programs, policies and requirements. As we make those changes, we promise to work closely with candidates to keep them on track towards graduation.
Those who are interested in becoming part of this Program – please contact a member of the department by emailing TeacherEd@adrian.edu or stopping by our offices on the second floor of Valade Hall.
Under Title II of the Higher Education Act, all colleges providing teacher education programs are required to report the results of certification tests taken by prospective teachers. Adrian College's results are available at www.adrian.edu/academics/TeachEd/TestResults.htm.
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The International Baccalaureate programme recently advertised Adrian College, amongst other new programmes.
The Adrian College Teacher Education Department 21 Credit hour post-graduate certification program earns students BOTH an International Baccalaureate Organization
Primary Years Program Certificate in Teaching and Learning as well as completes the Michigan Department of Education Teacher Leadership Program. To learn more, click here.