Your Teaching Future Starts
at the University of Michigan-Flint

You’re dedicated, caring, resilient and passionate about helping young people maximize their potential. UM-Flint’s Master of Arts in Secondary Education with Certification program equips you with the tools and experiences to make an impact in the classroom in just two years or less!

The MAC program is built for learners who desire to make a pivot to the teaching profession – while a bachelor’s degree is required for admission, it does not need to be in education. You can utilize your prior learning and life experiences as you work toward your teacher certification. Michigan has faced a sharp decline in both current teachers and aspiring educators, meaning now is the perfect time to become an in-demand professional while making a difference in local schools.

UM-Flint is here to help you gain the knowledge and skills to become a life-changing educator in a flexible format.

It’s your future – own it.

Why Choose UM-Flint?

Earn Your Teacher Certification in One Year
Don’t wait to start your new career! MAC candidates who pass a Michigan Test for Teacher Certification content area test and successfully complete the first year of the program are eligible for a Michigan Interim Teaching Certificate and employment while completing the remainder of the program.

Learn in the K-12 Classroom
You will gain real-world experience through teaching placements in middle and high schools throughout the state. By working with expert university and school faculty in these placements, your classroom management skills will flourish.

Study in a Flexible Format
In addition to your field experiences, you will study in courses offered both online and in-person, creating a hybrid format that empowers you to balance your work, school and life commitments.

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NEW Scholarships for UM-Flint Graduate Students Available.