What will I learn?

Saginaw Valley State University offers a 2+2 degree program for international students that culminates in a bachelor’s degree from SVSU. After completion of a U.S. equivalent of an associate’s degree in their home country, international students will enter into a 2+2 agreement with SVSU to complete their last two years of study. Upon successful completion of this program, students will receive a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Elementary Teaching for International Students or Middle and Secondary Teaching for International Students. Students of this program will not receive teacher certification from the Michigan Department of Education.

2 + 2 Proposed Elementary Program

62 Total Credit Hours

Semester 1

(15 Credits Required)

ENGL 365 - TESOL I:Tch Engl as Sec or Foreign Lang 3 cr
TE 316A - Classroom Management 2 cr
TE 341 - Methods of Teaching Social Studies K-83 cr
TE 401 - Field Practicum 15-6 cr
TE 491 - Elementary Education Seminar 12 cr

Semester II

(14 Credits Required)

ENGL 380 - Teaching the Art of Writing 3 cr
ENGL 470 - Second Lang and Culture Acquisition 3 cr
TE 316B - Classroom Management 1 cr
TE 330 - Methods Teaching Science K-83 cr
TE 403 - Field Practicum 23-4 cr
TE 492 - Elementary Education Seminar 21 cr

Semester III - Spring Semester

(6 Credits Required)

TE 387 - Admin & Home/Community Partnerships in EC2 cr

Semester IV

(15 Credits Required)

ENGL 465 - TESOL II: Adv Meth, Materials, & Assess 3 cr
TE 310 - Methods Teaching Reading K-86 cr
TE 331 - Methods of Teaching Mathematics K-83 cr
TE 405 - Field Practicum 32-3 cr
TE 493 - Elementary Education Seminar 31 cr

Semester V

(12 Credits Required)

TE 410 - Student Teaching Seminar K-82 cr
TE 420 - Student Teaching K-83-12 cr

Which department am I in?

Saginaw Valley State University

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,639.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected November 2021

Start date

10 January 2022


Saginaw Valley State University

7400 Bay Road,



48710, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 from all colleges and universities attended.

For international students

Students must have an equivalent of an Associate’s Degree. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 or above and a minimum score of 61 on the TOEFL-IBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or a minimum score of 5.5 or above on the IELTS. Application Deadlines: Fall (August) Semester: July 1; Winter (January) Semester: November 1; Spring (May) Semester: March 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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