2018-2019 Catalog (Current)

Pro-Mo-Ted Technical Education

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): College of Education and Human Services

Why Choose Pro-Mo-Ted Technical Education?

Rapid technological changes have generated strong demand for Pro-Mo-Ted Education in Michigan. Graduates can expect excellent career opportunities in industry, secondary and vocational education.

Pro-Mo-Ted Education skills and the training to teach them to others are a valuable combination in education today. If you relate well to others and enjoy working with your hands and mind, you are well suited for a worthwhile and rewarding career in Pro-Mo-Ted Education.

The Ferris State University Pro-Mo-Ted education program provides a balanced mix of courses in three major areas: professional education, field experience and liberal arts education. About a third of the courses required for graduation will be in the major's chosen field. Pro-Mo-Ted education students also must complete occupational work experience. A field experience in which students work with young people in public schools is required, along with a full-time directed teaching assignment in a vocational/technical program at an area vocational center or high school.

Career Opportunities

Known for its technical, hands-on programs, Ferris State University offers technical education students diverse opportunities including automotive, electronics, welding, industrial and HVACR technology or computer assisted design and manufacturing.

Admission Requirements

High school students and transfer students with 29 credit hours or less must possess a high school grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or an ACT composite score of 17 or 900 SAT. Transfer students with 30 credit hours or more must possess a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Students transferring into the program with completed majors or minors must have the appropriate GPA as established by each department. Consult individual program description for other admission requirements.

General Education Requirements

All University General Education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree are here

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.

Consult the Required Courses above or the program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.

Teacher Certification Requirements

As required by the State of Michigan, to receive teacher certification, all teacher candidates must: 1. pass the Michigan Basic Skills Exam; 2. pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification content area tests in their major and minor; and 3. have a 2.50 minimum GPA to receive teacher certification in Michigan. These state requirements are in addition to the FSU graduation requirements of your individual program.

Graduation Requirements

The social studies education program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree through the School of Education, College of Education and Human Services. Graduates must complete all of Ferris State University's general education, social studies and education requirements. Professional education requirements include a semester of directed student teaching. Consult individual program description for other graduation requirements.

More Information

College of Education and Human Services
School of Education
Ferris State University
Bishop Hall 421
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Phone: 231-591-5361

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Required Courses
Credit Hours

Directed Electives

This degree requires completion of the General Education requirements for an Associate in Science degree. Details of these requirements are delineated on the General Education website. Courses listed below as program/major required courses with the indicators C, S, Z, R, G may also be used to satisfy some of these general education requirements.
Personal Finance
3
Geography of Phys Environment
4
Social Aspects of GIS
3
World Civilizations to 1400
3
World Civilizations since 1400
3
Scientific Understanding and Mathematics course work
Minimum of 20 credits (7-13 beyond General Education)
Required Courses
39
Electives to a total of 60 credits including General Education requirements listed above.
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
Principles of Microeconomics
3
Geography of World Regions
3
Geography of US and Canada
3
US History to 1877
3
US History - 1877 to Present
3
Amer Gov 1-People and Politics
3
Amer Gov 2-Policy Making
3
Issues in Public Policy
3
Current Global Problems
3
Array
Cultural Geography
3
or
Intro Cultural Anthropology
3
Michigan History
3
or
American State-Local Govt
3
International Organizations
3
or
International Politics
3
Professional Sequence
37
Level I Courses
Array
Intro to the Professn of Teach
1
Life Span Human Growth - Devel
3
Principles Teaching - Learning
3
Level II Courses
Array
School and Work and Society
3
Secondary General Methods I
4
Teaching Special Needs
3
Secondary General Methods II
5
Tchg Reading-Secondary Areas
3
Level III Courses
Array
Student Teaching
12