A copy of your signed teachable major and minor are required to be on file in the Registrars Office, 212 Warriner Hall.
The major/minor authorization forms are standard university forms used to list the courses required for your major(s) and minor(s), and they are signed by a faculty advisor in your major(s) and minor(s) department(s). Your final graduation audit will confirm that you have completed all courses for your major(s) and minor(s). View the Professional Education Faculty Major/Minor Advisors List for current contact information regarding who should sign your teachable majors and minors.
Other requirements for major/minors may include:
Selecting a Major/Minor
Some majors are available only at the secondary level and others are available only at the elementary level. The majority of minors can be taken at either the elementary or secondary levels. It helps to think about what subject(s) you really like to study and enjoy learning. It is important to be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subjects you will be teaching. If you do not think the subject is important and exciting, neither will the students.
If you are seeking an elementary certificate, you will have a number of major/minor options to choose from. See the Bachelor of Science in Education Degree section - Elementary Emphasis in your Undergraduate Bulletin, for the list of the teachable majors and minors as well as other degree requirements.
If you are seeking a secondary certificate, you will have to choose a major and minor or two majors chosen from a selected list. See the Bachelor of Science in Education Degree section - Secondary Emphasis in your Undergraduate Bulletin, for the list of the teachable majors and minors as well as other degree requirements.
If you do not find your preferred major or minor on CMU's approved list, you should seek an alternative major or minor with the help of an academic advisor in the Academic Advising Services Office, Bovee University Center - Student Service Court, (989) 774-7506.
The following majors allow a teacher to teach a specific subject to students in all grades K-12: