Program

130

Total Credits

Varies

Total Classes

On Ground

Format

The Elementary Education program is designed for those students interested in teaching preschool and kindergarten through grade three and grade three through grade six.

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“I teach every day. I go in the classrooms. I am their coach and I am their helper. … If you are a teacher, then you are always a teacher.”

Katie Guilbault Decker ’89

PRINCIPAL, HOLLINGSWORTH STEAM, WALTER LONG STEAM AND WALTER BRACKEN STEAM ACADEMIES

LAS VEGAS

MAGNET SCHOOLS OF AMERICA’S 2013 NATIONAL PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

Katie Decker

Learn more about the Education Program at Siena Heights University.

The Elementary Education program is designed for those students interested in teaching preschool and kindergarten through grade three and grade three through grade six. This is a major only. This program leads to certification. Here are the concentrations:

  • Preschool, Kindergarten-Grade Three (PK-3)
  • Grades Three-Six (3-6)

Diane Brown
Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Associate Professor of Education
dbrown23@sienaheights.edu
517-264-7921
Eleanor Wollett
Associate Professor of Education
ewollett@sienaheights.edu
517-264-7888
Jennifer Haeussler
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
jbrewer1@sienaheights.edu
517-264-7841
Julie Ross
Assistant Professor of Education
jross@sienaheights.edu
517-264-7887
Sally Rae
Associate Professor of Education; Program Coordinator Elementary and Secondary Education
srae@sienaheights.edu
517-264-7892

This state approved program is only one of 12 in Michigan in compliance with standards and approved for state funded pre-K programs. All programs meet the national standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).


THE T.E.A.C.H. ORGANIZATION

(TEACHER EDUCATION ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY HELP).

MISSION STATEMENT

The Teacher Education Association for Community Help (T.E.A.C.H.) is an organization dedicated to reach out and help learners of the community who are in need, by providing supplies, support, and resources to enhance one’s education.

STATEMENT OF ELIGIBILITY

Those who are eligible:

  • Must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5
  • Must have three credits toward either educational or child development major at Siena Heights
  • All SHU students who are working toward an Education or Child Development major/minor without regard to race, religious creed, gender, national origin, differing abilities, or sexual orientation are eligible to participate in T.E.A.C.H.

MEMBERSHIP FEES

An annual fee of $5 is required while an active member of T.E.A.C.H.


Siena Heights University’s Division of Education was granted national accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for the full seven years, from Spring 2020 to Spring 2027. This accreditation certifies the forenamed professional initial certification programs has provided evidence of meeting all CAEP’s standards.


Costs & Aid

We know that college can be expensive, but we don’t want cost to keep you from attending Siena Heights University! We offer numerous financial aid opportunities. Federal aid is available to students who qualify by completing the FAFSA. Feel free to contact us with questions about financial aid opportunities, or click on one of the links below.