Teacher Education Admissions

Admission Process

Teacher education admission

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.


Spring 2023 admission:

  • January 26, 2023 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m in EHS 118.
  • January 26, 2023 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m on WebEx.
  • January 27, 2023 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m on WebEx.


    After RSVPing to our EngageCentral event, we will verify your eligibility to the Teacher Education program. An e-mail confirmation will be sent out to those who meet the qualifications. E-mail confirmations will not be sent out until January 9, 2023.

    Summer 2023 admission:

    • May 25, 2023 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m on WebEx. 
    • May 25, 2023 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m on WebEx.

    EngageCentral links will be available beginning March 27, 2023.

    After RSVPing to our Engage Central event, we will verify your eligibility to the Teacher Education program and an e-mail confirmation will be sent out to those who meet the qualifications. E-mail confirmations will not be sent out until beginning May 8, 2023.

    Engage Central

    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.