Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certification
Western Michigan University
Western Michigan University offers a Post- Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate in Career and Technical Education for students with bachelor’s degrees and education and experience in teachable areas such as business, industrial technology, family science, consumer sciences, and other programs. These individuals should also have interest in developing their understanding of education in order to qualify for initial teacher certification. Graduates should be prepared to teach career and technical education courses and develop and implement new curricula at various levels to improve learning outcomes.
Students will focus on developing knowledge of teaching while in the process of transitioning to education. Those classes include telecommunications for teaching and learning, trends and developments in career and technical education, and curriculum development in career and technical education.
Potential qualifications include the ability to demonstrate understanding and knowledge of students, to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the subject matter, the ability to manage classroom and laboratories and create effective environments for learning, the ability to create learning environments involving equal treatment, fairness, and respect for diversity, and the ability to foster experiential, conceptual, and performance-based student learning of the subject matter. In addition, students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to utilize a variety of assessment methods, develop student career decision-making and employability skills, the ability to guide students in managing and balancing multiple life roles, the ability to develop self-awareness and confidence in students, the ability to analyze, evaluate, and strengthen teaching practice through life-long learning, the ability to strengthen professional development an outreach, and to contribute to the education profession to improve schools and advance knowledge and practice in their field.
Degree Level: Certificate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Students must have a bachelor's degree and experience in fields in which they wish to teach
Western Michigan University is a four year public research university that is located on a suburban campus in Kalamazoo, Michigan. WMU was founded in 1903. WMU works to reflect a globally engaged, dynamic university that combines the resources of a national research university with the personal attention and support that are typically found at a small college, which gives students an advantage in graduate school, the workplace and life. WMU is a research university that is learner-centered and builds intellectual inquiry and discovery into its academic programs in a manner that fosters knowledge and innovation, and turns wisdom into action. WMU provides leadership in teaching, learning, research and service, and has a commitment to enhancing the future of those living around the world.
Students at Western Michigan University can choose a comprehensive range of degrees and certificates from the following colleges and schools:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Aviation
- Haworth College of Business
- College of Education and Human Development
- College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- College of Fine Arts
- College of Health and Human Services
- Lee Honors College
- Graduate College
- Thomas M. Cooley Law School
- Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Western Michigan University integrates distance education coursework and programs, adding greater flexibility and convenience for students. Students taking courses online continue to have access to student resources offered on-campus.
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