Saginaw Valley State University’s Elementary Accelerated Certification with Residency (ACR) program is for those with bachelor’s degrees or higher who want to obtain teaching certification in the state of Michigan. The residency component allows for student teaching for an entire academic year.
Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
Minimum 3.0 grade point average (based on 4.00 scale) for students completing degrees in the past four years
Passing scores on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Professional Readiness Examination or Michigan Department of Education-approved alternative pass measures
Successful interview into the College of Education Teacher Education Program
II. Elementary Program
A College of Education advisor will meet with candidates to help determine possible content areas. If candidates have not met these requirements as part of their degree, they must complete these courses in addition to the professional studies requirements of the program.
III. Elementary Courses
The College of Education creates the schedule of courses offered each semester to ensure that accelerated certification candidates can complete the required course work in one year. Candidates do not create their own schedules.
Elementary Professional Studies Courses (30 cr)
Concurrent with a full year of student teaching and any course work to fulfill content areas