Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Teacher Certification Majors and Minors

The Teacher Education program is not accepting new applicants at this time

Our mission is to prepare quality educators who enrich the lives of all learners through the application of pedagogical, content, and technological knowledge, as well as their dedication to lifelong learning, reflection, leadership, and collaboration.

Teaching Certification Majors

Michigan Tech offers teaching certification majors in 9 content areas. Our degree programs prepare students for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification, while providing strong content knowledge in their field. Secondary education students have the flexibility to pursue any career pathway within their major discipline—not just teaching.

All students must apply to the teacher education program and gain acceptance before declaring a teaching certification major.  Applications are currently not being accepted for this program.

Select your degree audit form from the Registrar's Office.

The State of Michigan requires candidates to complete a teaching minor, except in the cases of Comprehensive Social Studies, Integrated Sciences, and Earth, Space, and Integrated Sciences. Students should note that a teaching minor, which typically consists of 20 to 24 credits, differs from a University minor and will not appear on your final transcript; it will, however, prepare you for teaching certification. Michigan Tech offers teaching minors in seven content areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

*Students who earn comprehensive majors in Earth, Space, and Integrated Sciences, Integrated Science or Social Sciences are not required to earn an additional minor.