SEHS ADVISING OFFICE

Pawley Hall, Room 363
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-4182
fax: (248) 370-4245
edadvise@oakland.edu

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To schedule an appointment at:

OU Main Campus

Call (248) 370-4182 -or-
Visit Pawley Hall, room 363

Macomb University Center
Call (586) 263-6242 -or-
Email  ltshano@oakland.edu

If you are in need of an appointment time that is outside the listed hours, please contact an adviser via email. 

Incoming freshmen should visit the first year advising center during their first year at OU.

SEHS Advising

SEHS ADVISING

The SEHS Advising office serves anyone who is, or wants to become, a teacher or human resources professional. We encourage you to explore this site to learn more about Oakland University’s teacher preparation and continuing education programs. 

This office assists students with schedule planning, interpreting degree requirements, admission to major standing, transfer credits, petitions of exception, and graduation audits.

Elementary
Education


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A Quick Guide to Understanding Your Degree

Career Information for Elementary Education Majors

HRD

The HRD Advising office assists students with schedule planning, interpreting degree requirements, admissions to major standing, transfer credits, petitions of exception, and graduation audits

HRD Advising Forms and Resources

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Undecided HRD Status
Students are placed in this status when they request admission to the HRD major but, their overall GPA is below a 2.5. Formal admission to the program is not secured until a student reaches pre-HRD status.


Pre-HRD Status
Students are placed into this status when they first enter the HRD program and their overall GPA is a 2.5 or above. At the request of the student, an appointment with the HRD adviser will be arranged to facilitate the formation and adoption of a program plan.  Students are allowed to take courses in General Education, General Electives, HRD Core, and 8 credits of HRD major courses in this status.

                    
Admission to Major Standing in HRD
To be admitted to major standing a student must satisfy the following requirements: 

  1. Complete a minimum of 40 credits at an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better. Courses that carry no numerical or letter grade (such as S/U) are excluded from calculation of the GPA 
  2. Complete the HRD core courses with a minimum grade of 2.8 in each course. 
  3. Submit an Application for Major Standing during the semester in which the student expects to complete the core requirements. 
  4. Meet with the HRD Academic Adviser and complete an approved HRD program plan

Minor Checklist

The School of Education and Human Services (Department of Organizational Leadership) offers the following minors, which are available to all students at the university. 

The School of Education and Human Services also offers a minor in Human Resource Development for students other than HRD majors who wish to strengthen their academic majors with course-work in human resource development. 

STEP

The Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) is a fifth-year secondary teacher education program leading to recommendation for Michigan secondary provisional teacher certification. This certification is valid for teaching content area majors and minors in grades 6-12, except art, foreign language, English as a second language and music, which are valid for grades K-12.

Secondary Teacher Education Program Majors:

In addition to these majors, students can pursue minors and endorsements in:

  • Economics
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Integrated Science
  • Chinese
  • Social Studies


Students interested in STEP should seek academic advising from the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office until they reach the first education course, SED 3000: Introduction to Secondary Education.  

Additional Resources:

M.A. in
Teaching

For information on this program, please visit the Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education homepage.