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Teaching ranks as one of the most important professions and every single teacher has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of students. Your positive influence will shape their lives for years to come.

At Baker College, we’re proud to offer affordable tuition. Our financial aid advisors will work closely with you from the beginning to determine the financial options available for you. As a not-for-profit college, all of our investments and resources are dedicated to you.

Getting started isn’t easy, but it is necessary in order to advance. You may not be sure how to begin. Begin with Baker College. As the countless award-winning students that have come before you can tell you, Baker is your way forward. The only way to achieve your goals is to start.

Learn more today about our education degree programs and flexible online and on-campus learning opportunities.

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Available Degrees

Early Childhood Education

Our interactive approach to learning teaches you how to plan age-appropriate environments and play centers, develop curricula, and create activities that enable young children to explore and interpret the world. Your studies, plus fieldwork, prepare you for the Child Development Associate (CDA) assessment process, which is a national credential recognized by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Associate of Applied Science

Elementary Teacher Preparation Early Childhood ZS (General & Special Education)

This program blends child development and early childhood education, combining classroom learning and fieldwork in preschool and elementary school settings. Upon graduation, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to receive a Michigan Provisional Elementary Teaching Certificate.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Bachelor of Science

Elementary Teacher Preparation – Language Arts

Complete the language arts major and elementary studies minor to develop the broad foundation of knowledge needed to become an elementary school teacher. Graduate ready to apply for a Michigan Provisional Elementary Teaching Certificate.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Bachelor of Science

Elementary Teacher Preparation – Mathematics

Develop a broad foundation of knowledge and graduate ready to apply for a Michigan Provisional Elementary Teaching Certificate by completing the mathematics major and elementary studies minor.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Bachelor of Science

Elementary Teacher Preparation – Social Studies

Graduate ready to apply for a Michigan Provisional Elementary Teaching Certificate when you complete the social studies major and elementary studies minor, which give you a broad foundation of knowledge in elementary education.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Bachelor of Science

Secondary Teacher Preparation – English/Mathematics Major

In this program, you will complete the English major and choose either a history or mathematics minor. You’ll be prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply for a Michigan Provisional Secondary Teaching Certificate.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Bachelor of Science

Secondary Teacher Preparation – English/Social Studies Major

This program combines the English major with your choice of a history or mathematics minor. Upon graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and skills necessary to apply for a Michigan Provisional Secondary Teaching Certificate.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Bachelor of Science

Secondary Teacher Preparation – Mathematics/Social Studies Major

Complete the mathematics major and your choice of a history or English minor. You’ll graduate ready to apply for a Michigan Provisional Secondary Teaching Certificate.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Bachelor of Science

Educational Leadership: Higher Education

Prepare to lead and improve student learning with curricula that emphasize using technology to manage information and improve efficiency and cover all aspects of education, from management and organizational development to budgeting, ethics, diversity and faculty/staff evaluations.

  • Available Locations: Online
  • Degree Levels Available: Master of Science in Educational Effectiveness

Educational Leadership: K–12

Discover how to interpret and use data for decision-making, locate research and best practice information, and apply continuous improvement processes to the classroom and all aspects of administration.

  • Available Locations: Online
  • Degree Levels Available: Master of Science in Educational Effectiveness

Additional Endorsement – Early Childhood Education ZA to ZS

This program is for those who already hold a ZA endorsement and want to add an Early Childhood ZS (General & Special Education) endorsement. This program incorporates advanced instructional technologies with proven educational approaches.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Additional Endorsement – Early Childhood ZS (General & Special Education)

Learn some of the most advanced instructional technologies and proven educational approaches to prepare to apply for the ZS endorsement as quickly as possible.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Level Change – Elementary Education

Add an additional elementary education endorsement to your existing Michigan Secondary Teaching Certificate with this program, which blends higher-level theory with practical skills and the latest teaching methods.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Level Change – Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education

This program blends higher-level theory with practical skills and the latest teaching methods, enabling you to add an elementary education and early childhood education endorsement to your existing Michigan Secondary Teaching Certificate.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Additional Endorsement – Elementary Language Arts

Get the knowledge and skills you need to quickly add an elementary language arts endorsement to your Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Additional Endorsement – Elementary Mathematics

Add an elementary mathematics endorsement to your Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate with this program, which combines advanced instructional technologies with proven educational approaches.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso, Online
  • Degree Levels Available: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Additional Endorsement – Elementary Social Studies

This program combines advanced instructional technologies with proven educational approaches to prepare you to add an elementary social studies endorsement to your Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Level Change – Secondary English

Add a secondary English endorsement to your Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate with this program, so you can teach English to grades six through 12.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Additional Endorsement – Secondary Mathematics

This program’s combination of advanced instructional technologies and proven educational approaches prepares you to add a secondary mathematics endorsement to your Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso, Online
  • Degree Levels Available: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Level Change – Secondary Mathematics

Add a secondary mathematics endorsement to your Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate, so you’re prepared to teach mathematics to grades six through 12.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Additional Endorsement – Secondary Social Studies

Prepare to add a secondary social studies endorsement to your Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate with a program that combines advanced instructional technologies with proven educational approaches.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Level Change – Secondary Social Studies

High-level theory, practical skills and the latest teaching methods can prepare you to add a secondary social studies endorsement to your Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate, in preparation of teaching social studies to grades six through 12.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Secondary English – Additional Endorsement

Our program is designed to get you teaching your new specialty as quickly as possible and incorporates some of the most advanced instructional technologies and proven educational approaches. When you complete the program and pass the required state test, you will be eligible to apply for the secondary English endorsement.

  • Available Locations: Allen Park, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso
  • Degree Levels Available: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Baker has prepared me very well for my student teaching and for entering the real world after student teaching. It’s just an opportunity to become a better teacher, a better person and Baker College has really done a great job for me.

- Juan Carlos Lozano
2015 Student Teacher of the Year in Michigan and Baker College Graduate

Locations - Michigan

  • Allen Park

    4500 Enterprise Drive
    Allen Park, MI 48101
  • Auburn Hills

    1500 University Drive
    Auburn Hills, MI 48326
  • Cadillac

    9600 E. 13th Street
    Cadillac, MI 49601
  • Clinton Township

    34401 S. Gratiot Avenue
    Clinton Township, MI 48035
  • Flint

    1050 W. Bristol Road
    Flint, MI 48507
  • Jackson

    2800 Springport Road
    Jackson, MI 49202
  • Muskegon

    1903 Marquette Avenue
    Muskegon, MI 49442
  • Owosso

    1309 S. M-52
    Owosso, MI 48867
  • Port Huron

    3402 Lapeer Road
    Port Huron, MI 48060
  • Graduate Studies

    1116 W. Bristol Road
    Flint, MI 48507
  • Online

    1116 W. Bristol Road
    Flint, MI 48507