bachelor's master's

Online teacher preparation program

Ready to take the next step into a career in education? Look no further!

Concordia's MDE-approved teacher preparation program allows you to earn both your Michigan Teacher Certification and your degree in one convenient online program. Choose between our two pathways based on your educational background:

Fully Online
Earn your MI teaching certificate without ever coming to campus. Local, in-person student teaching clinicals

8-week courses streamline your program completion and graduation. 
Undergraduate and graduate pathways

Reduced tuition, federal education grants, and flexible payment plans make earning your teaching certification affordable

All my professors throughout this program have been wonderful. Even though my classes were online, my professors have been very available; I’ve been able to contact them and receive quick responses. And they provided coursework that was engaging and applicable to real life.

Teacher Certification Grad, 2021

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Bachelor's Pathway

Total Credits
3 years

Student teaching requirements

newly reduced tuition
Cost per credit

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Post-baccalaureate program

Earn your master's degree + MI teacher certification

Looking for a career shift? If you've already earned a bachelor's degree in a subject area, you can combine your Michigan Teacher Certification with your master's degree in curriculum and instruction (MSCI) at Concordia.

Customize your grade band and/or content area(s) by choosing lower or upper elementary or secondary education, or a combination of your choice!


Is your passion to teach young children? Customizing your Michigan Teaching Certificate in elementary education will prepare you as a master educator, prepared to teach age-appropriate curriculum for either lower or upper elementary students. Can't decide? No worries. *You may choose to earn certifications to teach both elementary grade band levels!

Elementary education grade bands
  • Lower elementary (PreK - grade 3)
  • Upper elementary (Grade 3 - grade 6)

*Two additional courses are required for graduate students interested in adding an additional grade band to their teacher certification.
**Undergraduate students will earn a certification for PreK-6th grade

Do you desire to become a middle school or high school teacher and you have prior knowledge in a content area you are passionate about teaching?  A Michigan Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education may be the perfect fit for you! Choose the grade band(s) you are interested in teaching, and be prepared to pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Competency (MTTC) before you begin your student teaching.

Secondary education grade bands
  • Middle secondary (grade 5 - grade 9)
  • Upper secondary (grade 7 - grade 12)

*Two additional courses are required for educators interested in teaching in an additional grade band.
**Secondary ed certifications are only available for graduate students.

Secondary education certification options
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Music (K-12)
  • Physical Education/Health (K-12)

*Secondary students may also choose to add an English as a Second Language (K-12) or Special Education Learning Disabilities (K-12) certification to their chosen content area once they have passed the MTTC exam. In order to add a Special Education Learning Disabilities certification, students must take an additional 20 hours of coursework.

Master's Pathway

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in 1 year + student teaching

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