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2011-2012 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching Major - Program Description


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The Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching Major is a wide-ranging examination of how knowledge and understanding is developed across various disciplines. Students taking this major:

  • Learn important content associated with various liberal arts and sciences;
  • Compare and contrast how people study the world from various disciplinary perspectives; and
  • Explore ways that societies pass along important knowledge and skills to the next generation.

Completion of this major enhances the development of critical throughout from the perspective of education within the liberal arts and sciences. The Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching Major addresses educational issues, as this is one way that ideas are transmitted. The Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching major is a standalone major that can be marketed by the student as one that allows him/her to apply a breadth of knowledge, problem solving, and critical thinking skills in a future career.

Career Opportunities

The Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching major provides graduates with further opportunities to apply their breadth of knowledge, problem solving, and critical thinking skills in a future career. Currently, students enrolled in the program typically combine it with the College o Education’s Special Education Special Education Program in order to earn elementary teacher certification with special education endorsements (see below).

Michigan elementary teacher certification with special education endorsements allows the holder to teach the special education endorsement areas in kindergarten through twelfth grade. It also permits teaching any subject in kindergarten through fifth grade or any subject in kindergarten through eighth grade in self-contained classrooms.

Associated Programs

Special Education Program
Students seeking special education teaching certification complete the Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching (CSAT) major as well as additional courses for Michigan elementary teacher certification with special education endorsements. These additional courses include the professional program, special education core, and endorsement requirements.

Successful completion of both the CSAT major and the special education professional program certifies the student to teach the special education endorsement areas in kindergarten through twelfth grade. It also permits teaching any subject in kindergarten through fifth grade or any subject in kindergarten through eighth grade in self-contained classrooms.

The Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching Major faculty members collaborate with colleagues in the College of Education to place students who combine the CSAT major and special education professional program in classrooms with qualified and experienced teachers. Our graduates have a unique combination of skills and experiences that are highly valued.

 The following programs are available:

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching