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Why Study Occupational Education for Teacher Certification at Madonna University?

  • Madonna University’s teacher education program is nationally accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) and has received exemplary ratings from the Michigan Department of Education.
  • You will pay undergraduate tuition and take only those courses necessary for obtaining your occupational teaching certificate. 
  • Courses are offered in the late afternoon and evenings, allowing you more flexibility in scheduling.
  • You may have the opportunity to receive credit for prior learning. 

Madonna's Occupational Education program is intended for people who already hold a bachelor’s degree and have two or more years of paid work experience in one of the occupations listed below. Occupational teachers are certified to teach students in grades 9-12 to have the necessary academic, technical, and work behavior skills to enter and compete in their careers. If you qualify for this program, you already are equipped with occupational knowledge and skills. Madonna University’s program will enhance your skills and prepare you to be an excellent teacher, with an understanding of instruction, assessment, literacy, technology and classroom management. 

Occupational Areas for Certification      Grad School Programs   Employers of Alumni
Automobile Technician   Educational Leadership      Public schools in the tri-county area, greater Michigan, out-of-state, and overseas
Child and Custodial Care Services   Educational Technology   Private schools in the tri-county area, greater Michigan, out-of-state, and overseas
Construction Trades   Curriculum and Instruction   Technical centers in the tri-county area, greater Michigan, out-of-state, and overseas
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts   Online Teaching and eLearning    
Cosmetology        
Drafting and Design Technology        
Family and Consumer Sciences        
Graphics and Printing Technology        
Criminal Justice/Fire Science        
Radio and Television Broadcasting        
Nursing Occupations