Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Teacher Certification

Adding teaching as an option within your degree at Michigan Tech is easier than you think. We offer certification for teaching grades 6-12 in nine areas of specialization. Speak with an advisor for details specific to your major and expand your potential.

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Teacher Certificate Majors and Minors 

Teaching isn’t just a profession, it's a lifestyle. Unlike other careers, teaching provides the opportunity to impact students' lives and get involved in your community and local culture. It's the tenacity to make a difference in people’s lives that makes teaching both unique and rewarding. 

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Program Admissions and Requirements

Working with people individually or in a large group, with the ability to adjust on the fly, is an asset in any field. Our distinct program lets you earn a degree in a content major, providing you in-depth knowledge in the subject of your choice, with a concentration in secondary education. It’s a win-win. 

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The job market is wide open and teachers earn competitive salaries.

The average wage for teachers in Upper Peninsula schools is $54,000. In 2017, 59 percent of U.P. schools reported starting the year with at least one vacancy, with math and science facing the greatest shortages. The national job outlook for teaching includes a growth rate at an 8 percent average with 76,800 openings nationwide by 2026.

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