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College of Education 

Madonna University’s College of Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs that develop professional, effective teachers who are passionate about their students and schools. Students gain pedagogical skills and specific content-area knowledge through challenging academic course work and extensive hands-on field experience. Education

Students receive personalized academic advising, carefully planned instruction and modeling of current best practices for teaching.

The College of Education consists of three departments:
Teacher Education, Child Development and Sport Management.

Our undergraduate, master’s and online programs meet the needs of teaching professionals throughout their careers. Undergraduate and post-degree students can choose from  elementary and secondary teacher certification programs, with many choices of majors and minors at both levels. The child development major is perfect for those interested exclusively in preschool education.

Madonna’s teacher education program has consistently received exemplary status from the Michigan Department of Education.

Programs:
Undergraduate
   The teacher education program prepares students for elementary, secondary and special education teaching. Students may also pursue courses in child development, physical education and sport management.
Master's   Five master’s degree programs are offered as well as ongoing professional development. Of particular note are the autism spectrum disorders master’s and the higher education and student affairs master’s.
Online   Through Madonna’s Ed2Go program, teaching professionals can pursue certificates and other courses for continuing education credits.


The College of Education meets the needs of teaching professionals throughout their careers. We are constantly developing new ways to help teachers be effective in their classrooms and leaders in their schools. We offer undergraduate and post-degree programs for those interested in teacher preparation for elementary or secondary teaching. Many choices of teachable majors and minors are offered at both levels. In addition, a major is offered in Child Development for those interested exclusively in preschool education. Graduate opportunities include five different Master’s Degree programs for in-service teachers, as well as extensive ongoing professional development options.

Completing a Baccalaureate degree and the Teacher Education Program at Madonna University has many benefits. In a survey of recent graduates, 92% of respondents indicated they are working either full time as a teacher, a substitute teacher in a school or as a full time professional in another field. Over 71% of recent graduates reported they are working full time in schools within 1 year of completing their degree at Madonna University.

In addition to working as a teacher, our graduates have many opportunities to work in other fields. Having a degree with a background in education can lead to a professional career in the following areas:

Business Management          Professional Development/Training Consultant
Health Educator   Youth and Child Program Director
Youth Minister   State or Federal Government Employee
Community College Instructor   Researcher (History, Science, etc.)
Editor   And many more!


Accreditation

Madonna’s College of Education holds accreditation from the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through 2016. The Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) recognizes this positive accreditation status and as of July 1, 2013, it is the College of Education’s National Accreditor.


Teacher Education Options
Choose from two teacher education programs: Elementary and Secondary. Elementary teacher certification prepares you to teach grades K-8, and Secondary teacher certification prepares you to teach grades 6-12. The teacher education program is open to undergraduate and post-degree students.

After successful completion of one of Madonna’s teacher certification programs, students are recommended to the Michigan Department of Education for a Michigan teaching certificate.

Academic Advisors in the College of Education work closely with students to help them schedule classes in order to meet the requirements for their degree program.

Elementary Teaching Certification
An Elementary teaching certificate can be earned in these content areas:
  -American Sign Language (ASL)
  -Early Childhood Education
  -General Science
  -Language Arts
  -Mathematics for Elementary Certification
  -Social Studies
  -Spanish

Program Requirements
  Select a content area:
  Choose either the Elementary Curriculum Minor or the Comprehensive Elementary Major
  Choose Option 1 or Option 2 for course requirements
      Elementary Program Option 1: for students who select a teaching major in
-General Science
-Language Arts
-Mathematics for Elementary Certification or
-Social Studies
    Elementary Program Option 2: for students who select a content area in
-American Sign Language (ASL) Major or Minor
-Early Childhood Education Major
-Spanish Major or Minor
  Complete the Professional Education Sequence of Courses
  Pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Professional Readiness Exam
  Completing the Early Childhood Education major adds the Early Childhood Education endorsement (ZS) to the Elementary Teaching Certificate. Early Childhood Education requires additional student teaching. The Spanish and American Sign Language programs add a K-12 endorsement to the Elementary Teaching Certificate.

Secondary Teacher Certification
Program Requirements
-Select a teaching major and a minor (see below)
-No minor is required for these comprehensive majors
  -Integrated Science
  -Music Education
  -Visual Arts Education
-Complete all general education course requirements
-Complete the Professional Education Sequence for Secondary Certification

Secondary majors:
American Sign Language (K-12)
        
Mathematics
Biology   Music Education (K-12)
Chemistry   Physical Education (K-12)
Communication Arts   Social Studies
English   Spanish (K-12)
Family and Consumer Sciences   Visual Arts Education (K-12)
Integrated Science    

Secondary minors:

American Sign Language (K-12)
        

Mathematics
Biology   Physical Education
Chemistry   Physics
English   Political Science
History   Spanish
Journalism   Speech

Post-Degree Teacher Certification for Those Who Already Have a Bachelor’s Degree
Teacher certification is available to those who already hold a bachelor’s degree through the Post-Degree Teacher Education Program. A second bachelor’s degree is not required in order to obtain a teaching certificate. The number of program requirements needed are dependent on the certification program selected, the desired teaching major and minor and the age of prior coursework.

For post-degree students, general education requirements are not required except for PSY 1010 General Psychology and SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology. In addition, if a post-degree student wishes to pursue a second bachelor’s degree, along with a teacher certificate, 6 credits of Religious Studies coursework are required.

Major
As described in the Teacher Education Sections, Elementary and Secondary candidates must choose from the lists of teaching majors. Majors are 31 to 51 cr. in length, except for comprehensive majors which range from 57 to 65 cr. With a comprehensive major, a minor is not required. Post-degree students who have a teachable major in their first degree will have the courses evaluated and then take any required courses that are missing.

Minor
Elementary candidates take the Elementary Curriculum Minor (31 cr.). Secondary candidates choose a minor from the list above. Post-degree candidates who have a teachable minor in their first bachelor’s degree will have the courses evaluated and then take any required courses that are missing.

Professional Education
36 cr. of Professional Education courses are required for Elementary certification, and 34 cr. for Secondary certification.

Those interested in Post-Degree teacher certification should make an appointment with an education advisor, please call the education secretary at 734-432-5655 and ask for an appointment with either Nora Baker or Carole Barker. Evening appointments are available.


Planned Programs for Already Certified Teachers
Teachers seeking an educational planned program to renew their teaching certificates or add additional endorsements may choose from a number of graduate and undergraduate planned programs at Madonna University. For all planned programs, the student must take a minimum of 12 cr. at Madonna University in order for the University to make a recommendation to the Michigan Department of Education for an additional endorsement.

With undergraduate coursework, endorsements can be added in the following subjects:

Biology 6-12    Integrated Science Secondary 6-12    Social Studies 6-12
Chemistry 6-12   Language Arts 6-8   Spanish K-12
Communication Arts 6-12   Mathematics Elementary 6-8   Speech Communication 6-12
English 6-12   Mathematics Secondary 6-12   Visual Arts Education K-12
Family and Consumer Sciences 6-12   Music Education K-12    
History 6-12   Physical Education 6-12    
Integrated Science Elementary 6-8   Political Science 6-12    

For additional information, please contact Nora Baker, Certification Specialist, 734-432-5647, nbaker@madonna.edu.


Teaching Certificate Level Change – Adding a Teaching Level
To expand their teaching expertise and increase professional opportunities, elementary or secondary certified teachers sometimes wish to add the other level of teaching credential to their certificates.

To add elementary certification (K-5) to a secondary certificate, the teacher must complete the Elementary Curriculum minor along with an elementary teaching methods course, an additional reading course and 8 weeks of directed teaching at the elementary level. 

To add a secondary subject (6-12) to an elementary certificate, additional coursework may be required in the subject area, along with a secondary methods course and directed teaching at the secondary level.

For additional information, please contact Nora Baker, Certification Specialist, 734-432-5647, nbaker@madonna.edu.


Interim Occupational Certificate and Occupational Endorsement Program for Certified Teachers
Teachers who already hold a Secondary Teaching Certificate can have an Interim Occupational Certificate and Occupational Endorsement program tailored to their prior experience with a minimum of 12 cr. that includes the courses EDU 4450 and EDU 4590. Please see more on Occupational Endorsement Program areas below.

For additional information, please contact Nora Baker, Certification Specialist, 734-432-5647, nbaker@madonna.edu.


Graduate Planned Program Opportunities
The following graduate programs can be used for an educational planned program, some of which result in an additional endorsement:

  -Autism Spectrum Disorders (SV) K-12
  -Catholic School Leadership*
  -Curriculum and Instruction
  -Early Childhood Education (ZS)
  -Educational Leadership*
  -Educational Technology (NP)
  -Learning Disabilities (SM) K-12
  -Literacy Education (Reading Specialist, BR) K-12
  -Teaching and Learning with Online Instruction Concentration
  -Teaching English as a Second Language (NP) K-12
*An Administrator Certificate is available to those who complete the M.S. in Educational Leadership or Catholic School Leadership. 


Additional Professional Development
Additional Professional Development for teachers is available through Madonna University’s Professional Development Program. Please see the website: Educational Planned Program for Certified Teachers


Interim Occupational Certificate Program
Madonna University offers the Interim Occupational Certificate Program to individuals seeking to teach in state reimbursed vocational classrooms, grades 9-12. The Interim Occupational Certificate (formerly called the Temporary Vocational Authorization) allows for teaching grades 9-12 in an occupational subject area without the secondary teaching certificate.

An interim occupational certificate can be earned in the following areas:
  -Automobile Technician
  -Child and Custodial Care Services
  -Construction Trades
  -Cosmetology
  -Drafting and Design Technology
  -Family and Consumer Sciences
  -Graphics and Printing Technology and Communications
  -Personal and Culinary Services
  -Public Safety/Protective Services: Criminal Justice and Fire Science
  -Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology and
  -Therapeutic Services: Nursing Occupations.

Interim Occupational Certificate Program Requirements
Recommendation to the Michigan Department of Education for the Interim Occupational Certificate after meeting the requirements described below. The candidate must:
1. Hold a Bachelor’s Degree
2. Have a teaching major, minor or equivalent training in the occupational field
3. Have two years (4,000 hours) of recent, relevant work experience in the occupational field
4. Complete the 19 cr. Interim Occupational Certificate Professional Education Courses below

Interim Occupational Certificate Professional Education Courses
EDU 2000      Introduction to Professional Education Experiences                    3 cr.
EDU 3120   Educational Psychology
4 cr.
EDU 3460   Instructional Media
2 cr.
EDU 4250   Literacy Education in the Secondary School
4 cr.
EDU 4450   Foundations of Vocational Education
2 cr.
EDU 4490   Theories and Techniques of Vocational Subjects (9-12)
4 cr.
   
Total: 19 cr.


For additional information, please contact Nora Baker, Certification Specialist, 734-432-5647, nbaker@madonna.edu.


Undergraduate Majors


Child Development, B.S., A.S.
In the Child Development program, students learn key theories of child development and explore current research on how young children learn. This enables them to create learning environments and experiences that are respectful, supportive and challenging for all children. Students also gain knowledge of how to support and partner with diverse families.

Students learn to plan developmentally appropriate play-based learning experiences that support the emotional, social, cognitive and physical growth and development of both typically and atypically developing children, assess young children, use technology effectively. Students will have multiple and diverse field experiences, including a practicum and directed teaching.

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Comprehensive Elementary Education, B.A.
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Family and Consumer Sciences, B.S.
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Early Childhood Education
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Sport Management, B.S.
The Sport Management Program (SM) was established in response to the need for trained managers in the field of sports and recreation. The Sport Management coursework leads to a Bachelor of Science degree designed to prepare students for careers in this rapidly growing and changing field. The program boasts an impressive teaching staff of experienced professionals who have worked in recreation, professional sports, sports sales and marketing, event management, sports finance, and sports law, including major sporting events such as the NFL’s Super Bowl and the NCAA’s Final Four.

Through research, theory, guest lectures, discussions with industry professionals and practical experience, students will gain a broad understanding of the many disciplines within sport management including ethics, finance, law, marketing, media, management, and the role of sports in culture. Students are also able to customize their degree to their area of interest by selecting a concentration in business or journalism, selecting a practicum project of their choice and securing an internship to gain hands-on professional experience. Projects and internships are selected by each student in cooperation with their advisor. Students have completed fieldwork with such organizations as The Bullpen, Fitness 19, Franklin Athletic Club, Hype Athletics, JRV Consulting, Livonia YMCA, MASH Gym, Michigan Sports Enterprises, Michigan Bulls, Plymouth Whalers, RSPI Hockey League, Soccer Plus, Taylor Sportsplex, Total Sports Complex, and WDIV TV-4.

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Minors and Certificates


Child Development Minor
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Elementary Curriculum Minor
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Family and Consumer Sciences Minor
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Health Education
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Physical Education K-12
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Physical Education/Secondary 6-12
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Sport Management Minor
The Sport Management Program (SM) was established in 2003 in response for the need of sport managers in the field of sports, entertainment and recreation. The undergraduate Sport Management Program is an undergraduate degree program designed to train and develop new professionals. The program is attuned with Madonna University's mission and is founded on a conceptual framework that focuses on the identification and use of best practices in developing new professionals. The liberal arts grounding will provide students with a foundation for critical and creative thinking, decision-making and higher literacy to succeed in society. The focus of this program will be to promote ethical behavior, social good and inquiry based research.

The undergraduate program will lead to a Bachelors of Science degree and will train and prepare new professionals to succeed in gaining entry-level skills and competencies in sport management. Students in the program will be grounded in the areas of theory, practical experience, experimentation and research. The program is sustained and intensive, and is supported by practical application, technological innovation and a flexible approach to learning.

Our program is of high quality and one that is sufficiently flexible in course options for new professionals. The program offers the following unique features:

Aligned program designed with the goals of the NASPE/NASSM presents a rare opportunity for new professionals to better prepare for entry-level positions; Constituent-based. A program anchored in practice, emphasizing the needs of employers with an advisory committee involved in monitoring the changing needs. The Sport Management Advisory Board is comprised of practicing professionals and educators; All students are required to develop an electronic professional portfolio that reflects their educational experiences as students and as professionals. Through this reflective practice, students will be able to demonstrate their levels of expertise when seeking employment or reassignment; Promotion of ethical behaviors.

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Occupational Certificate without Secondary Education
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Administrator Certificate
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Elementary Provisional Program for Initial Certification
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Edu. Planned Program Subsequent to Initial Certification
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Instruction of English Language Learners K-12
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Endorsement Autism Spectrum Disorders K-12
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Endorsement Early Childhood
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Endorsement Educational Technology
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Endorsement Learning Disabilities K-12
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Endorsement Reading Specialist
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Secondary Provisional Program for Initial Certification
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Sport Management Certificate of Achievement
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Graduate Programs


Educational Leadership, Ed.S.
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Autism Spectrum Disorders, M.A.T.
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Curriculum and Instruction, M.A.T.
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Early Childhood Education, M.A.T.
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Educational Technology, M.A.T.
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Higher Education and Student Affairs, M.A.
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Learning Disabilities, M.A.T.
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Literacy Education, M.A.T.
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Online Teaching and eLearning, M.A.T.
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Catholic School Leadership, M.S.
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Educational Leadership, M.S.
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