Courtney Slucter will be Concordia University Ann Arbor's first student to graduate from the post-baccalaureate teacher certification program.

Earning your post-baccalaureate teacher certification through Concordia

Concordia offers an MDE-approved teacher preparation program for students who already have a bachelor’s degree. After completing this program, you’ll have both a Secondary Education Teaching Certificate along with a Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction. Overall, one of the best parts about this program is its online and accelerated format. “Being a part of and aware of the community I’m in has inspired me to be a teacher,” Slucter remarked. If you want to make a difference in your community, teaching is one of the best ways to do it.

Online, accelerated format allows you to learn while leading

Current student Courtney Slucter shared why she chose Concordia for her post-baccalaureate teacher certification.


About our teacher certification program

This program is geared toward people who have a bachelor’s degree in any subject and want to pursue teaching.


  • A certified Bachelor’s degree
  • Passing scores on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) for your chosen subject area
  • Acceptance into the School of Education
  • Maintain a 2.75 GPA
  • Successful completion of student teaching


Upon completion of this program, you’ll earn both a Michigan teaching certificate in secondary education as well as a master’s degree. Then, you’ll be equipped to teach in middle school, junior high, or high school in both the private and public sector.

As Courtney shared, you’ll learn how to design and use teaching methods in your content area. Additionally, you’ll learn how to plan lessons and build relationships to manage a classroom. Also, you’ll use best practices to engage in effective teaching, and learn how to implement technology into your lessons. Ultimately, this program prepares you to serve your students and school community with confidence.

Click here to view the courses you’ll take in this program.

Do you want more information?

If you want to talk through this program with someone, you can visit us here to learn more. No matter what your next move is, we’re here to help you understand your options.


— Vanessa Lane is the Content Marketing Lead at Concordia University and can be reached at When she's not at work, she can be found playing with her kids or watching NBA basketball with her husband.

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