2+CMU Admission Requirements and Resources
Admission to the Teacher Education program is required after a student is admitted to CMU. Students pursuing the Teaching Grades PreK-6 program transfer in the following required criteria:
- Complete EDU 107 (check your 2+CMU Transfer Guide for the approved equivalency). Completion of EDU 107-Exploring Education: Teaching as a Profession with a minimum grade of a B (3.0) or higher.
- Minimum 2.8 GPA - A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8. The GPA will be calculated on the student's cumulative courses or at a regionally accredited institution.
- Complete ENG 101/201 (check your 2+CMU Transfer Guide for the approved equivalency). Completion of ENG 101 or ENG 201, with a minimum grade of "B-" (2.7) or higher.
Clinical experiences and expectations
Students will have clinical experience throughout the 2+ CMU program. Students will work with a CMU clinical coordinator to be assigned face-to-face early clinical and pre-student teaching experience placements (which occur within a 60-mile radius of their partner community college). For student teaching clinical experiences, student placement is based on their home location and is determined by the CMU clinical team and MDE guidelines.
All teacher candidates are expected to uphold professional dispositions.
All students assigned to sites for clinical and/or educational experiences are required to complete and submit an ICHAT criminal background check prior to beginning their first field experience.
Michigan Test for Teacher Certification Information
The Teaching Grades PreK-6 program combines two of the MTTC endorsement bands; Grades PreK-3 (ZO) and Grades 3-6 (ZP). Therefore, students completing this program would take the following required exams:
Grades PreK - 3 (ZO Endorsement) requires four sub-tests, #117 – 120 (Lower Elementary (PK-3) Education:
#117 – Subtest 1 – Professional Knowledge and Skills
#118 – Subtest 2 – Literacy
#119 – Subtest 3 – Mathematics
#120 – Subtest 4 – Science and Social Studies
Test Fees: Subtests 1, 2, and 3 - $59 per subtest
Subtest 4 - $69
Subtests 117, 118, 119, and 120 cannot be used to fulfill testing requirements for other endorsements.
Grades 3 - 6 (ZP Endorsement) requires four sub-tests, #121 – 124 (Upper Elementary (3-6) Education:
#121 – Subtest 1 – Professional Knowledge and Skills
#122 – Subtest 2 – Literacy
#123 – Subtest 3 – Mathematics
#124 – Subtest 4 – Science and Social Studies
Test Fees: Subtests 1, 2, and 3 - $59 per subtests
Subtest 4 - $69