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Education, Elementary: Integrated Science (DI) - major,

Reading (BT) -minor, Early Child Dev (ZS)

Bachelor of Science

Central Michigan University

Offered in partnership with Northwestern Michigan College, completion of one of the three options below
and passing the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification allows students to earn provisional State of Michigan teacher certification.

  • Integrated Science major (DI endorsement) 
    Allows you to teach all subjects K-5, K-8 in a self-contained classroom, and science in grades 6-8.
  • Integrated Science major (DI endorsement) & Reading minor (BT endorsement)
    Allows you to teach all subjects K-5, K-8 in a self-contained classroom, and science and reading in grades 6-8.
  • Integrated Science major (DI endorsement), Reading minor (BT endorsement) & Child Development (ZS endorsement) 
    Allows you to teach all subjects K-5, K-8 in a self-contained classroom, and science and reading in grades 6-8. The ZS endorsement is desirable for anyone wishing to teach pre-K through grade 3.

Integrated Science Major  An interdisciplinary program of coursework in the life, physical, and earth and space sciences for students planning to teach elementary or middle school. The required courses have been selected to prepare students to teach the science content in the Michigan Curriculum Framework including strong preparation in science inquiry through laboratory and field methods experiences. Courses, where appropriate, may be double counted with the University Program and the degree requirements on the Bachelor of Science in Education.

Reading in the Elementary Grades Minor – This minor may be used by students following the BS in Education degree, provisional elementary certification. It consists of 24 hours of course work in reading and related disciplines. It is a multidisciplinary selection of courses intended to prepare the student to teach reading in elementary and intermediate grades. It provides a working knowledge of developmental, remedial and corrective reading. This minor may not be combined with a language arts major.

Child Development – Designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of children. Growth and development of children in the preschool and elementary years are examined within the context of working with children in educational settings. Students who complete this endorsement may take the Michigan Early Childhood Examination. Passage results in the addition of the Early Childhood (ZS) Endorsement− required for employment in Michigan public school preschool programs− to the student’s K-8 teaching certification.

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Bachelor’s Program:

  • Elementary Education Certification
    – Integrated Science (DI) (major)
    – Reading (BT) (minor)
    – Early Child Development (ZS) (minor)

Master’s Programs:

  • Administration, concentrations in:
    – General
    – Health Services
    – Human Resources
    – Leadership
    – Public
  • Educational Leadership (MA-EL)
    – Elem. and Sec. Administrator Certif.
  • Public Administration, concentrations in:
    – Public Admin.
    – State & Local Gov't.
    – Nonprofit
    – General
  • Reading & Literacy (BR) (K-12) (cohort)

Post-Master's Program:

  • Specialist in Education (EdS) (Central Office Certificate)

Doctoral Program:

  • Doctor of Education (EdD)


  • General Administration
  • Health Services Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Public Administration


  • Central Office Certificate
  • Early Childhood (ZS)
  • Elem. & Sec. Administrator Certification
  • Integrated Science (DI)
  • Reading (BT)
  • Reading Specialist (BR)
  • Recertification/Endorsement/Educational Planned Program