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Elementary Education

Oakland University

24 months
21258 USD/year
21258 USD/year
15948 USD/year
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The Elementary Education program at Oakland University is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and are now seeking a career in teaching at the elementary or middle school level. The program combines teacher education coursework augmented by three field placements in local schools prior to student teaching.


About the Program

To accommodate working individuals, classes meet two weekday evenings per week until student teaching. Courses are taken as a cohort group with coursework beginning in the fall semester. At the completion of the Elementary Education program at Oakland University, students will be eligible for a Michigan standard teaching certificate (grades K-8), as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. For individuals whose prior coursework does not fulfill a teachable major and/or minor, additional undergraduate courses may be required for admission. This coursework must be completed prior to admission to the MATEE program.

Teachable Majors and Minors

All students must select and complete one of the following majors: Language Arts, Integrated Science, Math or Social Studies. You can view the course requirements for each major. Prior coursework will be considered, but you must have an official transcript review done to determine eligibility for the program.

Field Experiences and Student Teaching

One of the primary benefits of Oakland University’s teacher preparation program is field experiences provided in local school districts. Participants receive varied experiences working with school-age children and have an opportunity to apply coursework to the teaching environment as they learn it.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Curriculum at the Elementary-Middle Levels
  • Instructional Design and Assessment Secondary
  • Managing the Classroom Environment of and for Diverse Learners
  • Digital Literacies and Learning
  • Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary and Middle School
  • Teaching Social Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Goal statement
  • Resume (Curriculum Vitae)
  • The two online recommendations must be from individuals in a supervisory relationship to the applicant
  • Experience Working with Children Form
  • Official transcripts will be required demonstrating: a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better (improved grades in recent coursework will be considered) and evidence of completion of one teaching major with a minimum grade of 2.7 or B- in each course.  Additional major courses may be necessary for individuals whose prior coursework does not include sufficient credits for the core competencies set by the Michigan Department of Education for teaching in a major content area.  
  • Individual interviews may be conducted in addition to these requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21258 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21258 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    21258 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21258 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    15948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15948 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Rochester Hills

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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