Off-Campus Programs NMC Partnership Program

Traverse City’s Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) and CMU offer a teacher preparation program for individuals in the northern Michigan area to become certified elementary (Grades PK-6) teachers. The program provides NMC students the option to take CMU courses to complete a B.S. in Elementary Education with a major in Teaching Grades PK-6. Spring 2023 will be the last group to be admitted to this program. CMU is working toward a 2+2 program with an online option for the future. If this is something you may be interested in please email for more information.

Meet the NMC and CMU staff who will discuss financial aid, teacher education admission requirements, major information, and required course offerings. Other topics include legal issues, diversity requirements, and the CMU/NMC website. All orientations are scheduled by appointment. Contact the CMU Traverse City Center at (231) 995-1756 to schedule an appointment.

Central Michigan University Students starting the NMC/CMU Elementary Education Teaching Grades PK-6 program apply to CMU's off-campus programs as well. Work with a CMU advisor to determine the best time to apply and fill out the application. This is separate from the teacher education admission process.

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​​After a student has been accepted to CMU they should apply for admission to teacher education.

Students with questions about admissions to teacher education should contact