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Admission Process

This checklist should be used to track the completion of all admission requirements for the Teacher Education Program. It is the responsibility of the teacher education candidate to ensure that all requirements and deadlines have been met. 

ALL admission criteria must be complete by the admission deadline the semester before you can begin your professional education sequence courses.

After you have met all of the admission requirements listed below, you must fill out the Teacher Education Application Review form to start the review process. 

Upcoming Admission Deadlines:
Fall 2019 - September 6th by 5:00 pm – for classes starting in Spring 2020

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  • Admission of Candidacy - 
    1. Apply to Teacher Education: Application Form ​
    2. Completion of EDU 107-Introduction to Teaching (or approved equivalency), with a minimum grade of a B (3.0) or higher. ​​​​ 
    3. Completion of the Technical Standards Form​
    4.  A minimum grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 is required for Admission. GPA will be calculated on the student's cumulative CMU courses or at a regionally accredited institution.​​
    5. Completion of ENG 101 or ENG 201 (or approved equivalency, including AP and CLEP), with a minimum grade of a B- or higher. 
    6. Submit your most current SAT or ACT composite, reading, writing, and math scores. A qualifying score is not required at this time. The CEHS Center for Student Services does need your SAT/ACT report regardless of your scores for admission.**
    7. Completion of a minimum of 45 semester hours of university credit, including transfer credit.
    8. Declare teachable major(s) and/or minors(s) on B.S. in Ed or B.Mus.Ed. See Bulletin for required options. Find faculty advisors here

A New Process for Admission to Teacher Education

From this point forward an "Admission Form" (this is different from your application to teacher education) must be completed to alert the Center for Student Services you wish to be admitted. Students who want start their professional education courses in the Spring 2020 you must be admitted this fall. Forms will be accepted until September 6, 2019 at 5pm.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure you have completed everything on the admission checklist:
    1. Review the Admission Checklist
    2. Check your Student Information Sheet (SI Sheet)
      1. You will look under the Admission Section of the Student Information Sheet
      2. The "Professional Skill Interview" & "Admission Date" should still read, "No."
    3. Questions about the SI Sheet? Click here.

NOTE: You must have 45 credit hours completed (transfer credits included) to be admitted to teacher education.

NOTE: You will do your Professional Skills Interview in October or November 2019 and you will receive an email about scheduling your interview after admission.

  1. Admission means you want to start your Professional Education courses in spring 2020.
    1. Elementary Professional Education courses: EDU 393: Learning Theory in Elementary Education or ENG 315WI: Teaching Writing in Middle Level and High Schools
    2. Secondary Professional Education courses: EDU 310: Educational Psychology for Secondary Teachers and EDU 325: Middle level and High School Teaching Methods (music education only needs EDU 310)

If you have completed all the Teacher Education Admission Requirements and want to begin taking your professional education courses in spring 2020 please submit this form no later than September 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm:

Professional Education Sequence:
After admission, Elementary students may take EDU 393, ENG 315WI, EDU 380WI, and SPE 504 (additional form required for EDU 380)
After admission, Secondary students may take EDU 310, EDU 325, EDU 450, EDU 495, and SPE 504 
Music majors take EDU 310, EDU 450, EDU 495, and SPE 504 
See Bulletin for pre-requisites
A non-refundable one time Education program fee of $150 will be charged to your student account after Admission of Candidacy is confirmed.
Professional Skills InterviewRequired to be completed the semester of acceptance. Information about scheduling will be sent via email after the admission deadline. Click here for more information about the interview.
Diversity Requirement: All candidates in the teacher education program at Central Michigan University are expected to participate in learning situations and field experiences representing a wide range of diverse settings. To be recommended for certification, each candidate must complete their field experiences in such a way as to ensure that all the categories ​are met. More information here.
**Paper or digital scan of the student's SAT or ACT scores must be on file in the CEHS Center for Student Services. Copy of test scores must be received before the admission deadline. Self-enroll in the Teacher Ed Admission Blackboard for more information.

​For more information

CEHS Center for Student​ Services
College of Education and Human Services
Central Michigan University
195 Ojibway Ct.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
EHS Building 421

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