Teachers, Get on the Fast Track!

Siena Heights University Offers Intensive Certification Program

Have a college degree and want to become a teacher? Siena Heights University’s Intensive Certification Program is designed to fast-track entry into the teaching profession.


Approved by the U.S. Department of Education, the ICP provides an alternative route to teacher certification and post-baccalaureate secondary level certification. This program is tailored to college graduates seeking secondary provisional teacher certification, teachers and substitutes who currently do not have a provisional teacher certificate and baccalaureate degreed individuals presently in business or industry and are seeking a career change.


The flexibility of the ICP offers a blend of traditional and online classes that include case studies, online quizzes, group collaborations and a virtual drop box submission for assignments, homework and projects. The program begins with a cohort group of 15 students in the summer of 2007 and continues through April 2008. Students who successfully complete the coursework and fieldwork can apply for secondary provisional certification in May 2008.


The ICP consists of 30 semester hours, a combination of hands-on field work and five university courses. A full-time commitment by students is required, and there is the possibility of financial aid. Siena Heights is currently authorized to offer the following majors for secondary certification: art, biology, business education, chemistry, English, history, mathematics and Spanish. Program acceptance will be determined by the members of the Siena Heights Teacher Education Committee.


For more information regarding the Intensive Certification Program or any other Teacher Education Program at Siena Heights University, contact Sally Rae, Program Director for Undergraduate Teacher Education, at 517-264-7892 or email her at srae@sienahts.edu.

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