Teacher Education Admission
The company that administers the ACT has changed the format and is no longer offering the Combined English/Writing portion of the test. Therefore, the Michigan Department of Education will no longer be accepting the Combined English/Writing portion ACT score in place of the writing portion of the Professional Readiness Exam (PRE). If you took the Combined English/Writing portion of the ACT and received a qualifying score (24 or higher) on August 15, 2015 or before, you are still eligible to use that score to fulfill the writing portion of the PRE. After August 15, 2015 students will only be able to use the PRE or a qualifying Michigan Merit Exam score (1129 or higher) for the writing portion of the exam. Again, ACT no longer offers a combined score for English and Writing and may not be used as an alternative score for the PRE writing portion.
There are two admission cycles every academic year, one in the Fall semester (September) and one in the Spring semester (February). Admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) is a separate application process required of each student who expects to earn the Michigan Provisional Teaching Certificate. Academic advisors and staff in the Center for Student Services (CSS) are available for assistance with all aspects of the admission process. All items on the Admission Checklist must be submitted to CSS on the appropriate date no later than 5pm. Students will be contacted no later than 2-4 weeks after the deadline date if they have been admitted.