Pro-Mo-Ted Technical Education
- Major Courses and General Education Courses
- Admission and Transfer Requirements
- Graduation Requirements
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. This program is designed for a person teaching in a career and technical education classroom who has not received a bachelor degree.
The Pro-Mo-Ted program develops skills and gives the training to teach them to others which 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 Technical Education. Pro-Mo-Ted is an alternative means for gaining the Interim Occupational Certificate required to teach in a Career and Technical Education setting.
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. Field experiences 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.
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.
Teacher Certification Requirements
As required by the State of Michigan, to receive teacher certification, all teacher candidates must: 1. Meet the MDE (CAEP) cohort requirement; 2. Pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification content area tests in their major (if appropriate); and 3. Have a 2.75 minimum GPA to receive teacher certification in Michigan. These state requirements are in addition to the FSU graduation requirements of your individual program.
School of Education
Ferris State University
Bishop Hall 421
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Minimum of 20 credits (7-13 beyond General Education)