Teacher Education Admissions

Please note, that a non-refundable one-time Education Program Fee of $150 will be charged to your student account after the Admission of Candidacy is confirmed.

ALL admission criteria must be completed by the deadline before attending a mandatory meeting.

Upcoming Mandatory Admission Meetings: Attendance at a mandatory meeting is required to access the Teacher Education Application.

Admission Process
Mandatory Teacher Education Admission Meetings are held each semester (Fall, Spring and Summer) via WebEx. Please refer to this page for dates and times.

Spring 2024 admission

January 18, 2024, 4:00 p.m.   |  January 18, 2024, 6:30 p.m.   |   January 19, 2024 11:00 a.m. 

Register for one of the Spring webex sessions

After RSVPing to an admission meeting, the OEPP will verify your eligibility to apply for the teacher education program. An e-mail confirmation will be sent to those who meet admission criteria along with the link to access the meeting. E-mail confirmations will be sent out the week of January 1, 2024.

Summer 2024

May 23, 2024, 2:00 p.m.   |   May 23, 2024, 6:30 p.m. 

Register for one of the Summer webex sessions
Fall 2024 admission

Date TBA 4:00 p.m.   |  Date TBA  6:30 p.m.   |   Date TBA  2024 11:00 a.m. 

Teacher education admission criteria

​It is the responsibility of the Teacher Education candidate to ensure that all requirements and deadlines have been met:

  1. Complete EDU 107 - Completion of EDU 107-Introduction to Teaching (or approved equivalency), with a minimum grade of a B (3.0) or higher.
  2. Minimum 2.8 GPA - A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8. The GPA will be calculated on the student's cumulative CMU courses or at a regionally accredited institution.
  3. Complete ENG 101/201 - Completion of ENG 101 or ENG 201 (or one of its approved equivalencies), with a minimum grade of "B-" (2.7) or higher.
  4. Complete 30 credit hours - Completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of university credit, including transfer credit.
  5. Declare Teachable Major/Minors - Declare teachable major(s) and/or minor(s) on B.S. in Ed or B.Mus.Ed. See Bulletin for the required options. Faculty advisors are found on the "Declare Major/Minor" link on the right side menu.
  6. Attend a mandatory meeting - Once the criteria are met, you must attend a meeting to apply to the program. Meetings are held three times per year. Meeting dates are posted above, in EHS 421, and on electronic boards throughout the EHS building.

After admission

After attending the admission meeting, teacher candidates will receive login information to access the application in TASKSTREAM.


Diversity statement

As an entity of the CMU Educator Preparation Program creates partnerships with school districts in Michigan and beyond to provide high-quality classroom experiences to teacher candidates in their sequences of clinical experiences. These fieldwork experiences are embedded in key pedagogical courses that focus on the practical application of teaching K-12 learners. Established partnerships include public, charter, and private schools, community organizations such as Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation, and CMU internal partners like the Child Development and Learning Lab and the Literacy Center.  

Utilizing a variety of regional school partners, community organizations, and CMU-sponsored units, we are able to engage with and support children who represent the diversity of Michigan’s communities. Regionally speaking, many of our local providers and schools serve high populations of students from low-SES homes, diverse languages, and cultures (including members of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe). Within a 60-minute drive, our candidates can also experience urban and rural communities, high and low-population schools, one-to-one technology schools, project-based classrooms, STEM-based schools, multi-age classrooms, and balanced-calendar schools. We also utilize electronic platforms to partner with educational institutions outside of the area to provide candidates with opportunities to observe and explore classrooms in a variety of contexts. By organizing and placing candidates through one unit, the clinical experiences staff can provide each candidate with a sequence of diverse clinical experiences that acknowledges the powerful role of teachers in meeting the needs of all students including those from underrepresented or marginalized populations.