Department: Teaching, learning and educational studies
Minor: Elementary education or early childhood elementary education
Department: Speech pathology and audiology
Major: Speech pathology and audiology
This program is currently suspended.
Upon completion of a master's degree in speech-language pathology, you can be certified to teach in grades K-12 speech and language impaired, grades K-8 in all subjects when teaching in a self-contained classroom, and either grades K-5 in all subjects (with elementary minor) or birth to grade 5 in all subjects (with early childhood minor). Teacher certification is not available to students who only complete the undergraduate speech pathology major and elementary education minor or early childhood elementary education minor.
To learn about admission to the professional education program and how to apply, visit admissions requirements and application.
- Career preparation
- Intern teaching
- Michigan Test for Teacher Certification practice and preparation help
- MTTC test information for the following tests, including test prep materials
- WMU-Southwest advising—contact Roxie Swank
Feb. 21, 2013
Important information about the elimination of LS 3790
Phase 1 of the new elementary education program goes into effect Fall 2013. One of the changes in the new elementary program is the elimination of LS 3790. This course will not be offered after summer II 2013.
Students in the old elementary major, old early childhood elementary major and old language arts minor who have not taken LS 3790 by summer II 2013, must take an approved substitute course. Any of the courses listed below are approved substitutes as long as they have not already been used to fill a requirement in the language arts minor.
Approved substitutes for LS 3790
- ED 3980: Language Arts, Children’s Literature and Diversity in Elementary Schools (offered fall 2013, summer I 2014 and summer I 2015)
- ENGL 1100: Literary Interpretation
- ENGL 3060: Rhetoric, Writing and Culture
- ENGL 3710: Structures of Modern English
- ENGL 4720: Language Variation in American English
- ENGL 3770: Language in Multilingual Classrooms (pre-req: ENGL 3690)