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Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S. Ed.), Standard Certificate (Birth - Grade 6)

Note: Some majors on this degree are offered via Global Campus locations/CMU Online.

Completion of this degree will qualify a student for recommendation to the Michigan State Board of Education for a Standard Certificate, which will permit the holder to teach in the corresponding levels of the major.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30-42 hours)

See General Education Requirements.

Degree Requirements

Note: Three of these hours may double count in the University Program.

Specific Course Requirements I (12 hours)

EDU 107Exploring Education: Teaching as a Profession


ENG 370Teaching English Learners: Grades PK-6


HDF 100Lifespan Development


SPE 250Reaching and Teaching Diverse Learners


Specific Course Requirements II (3 hours)

Select one of the following:


Majors in PK-3, 3-6 or PK-6: select EDU 432.

Majors in B-K and B-3: select SPE 500.

EDU 432Student Teaching Seminar


SPE 500Collaborating with Stakeholders Around Early Childhood Special Education


Specific Course Requirements III (6-9 hours)

Select one of the following:


Majors in PK-3, 3-6 and PK-6: select EDU 458.

Majors in B-K and B-3: select SPE 557.

EDU 458Student Teaching Internship


SPE 557Clinical Experience in Early Childhood Special Education


Specialized Studies

Select one of the following options:

Option 1 (One Major)
Select one Teaching major from Majors I.

Option 2 (Two Majors)
Select one Special Education Major (Cognitive or Emotional Impairment) from Majors I AND one Teaching major from Majors II.

Majors I

Majors II (with Special Education)


* available via Global Campus locations or CMU Online (see major).

Note:   English as a Second Language (ESL) minor may be added to any major listed above.


Minimum Totals for Graduation: 124 hours

  • To graduate from CMU you must complete a minimum of 120 hours, at least 40 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above. Please note: the combination of some majors and minors may require more than 120 hours for graduation.
  • You must earn a minimum overall grade point average of 2.70 in order to graduate with the Bachelor of Science in Education degree.
  • Not all major/minor combinations are allowed. Please consult with a university advisor to confirm your choice.
  • No more than a total of 27 hours may be taken from the College of Business Administration and counted towards graduation.
  • You should read the Requirements for Graduation in this Bulletin for a complete description.
  • Note: Early advisement and planning are necessary to be able to complete this degree with as few hours as possible.