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There are two admission cycles every academic year, one in the Fall semester (first Friday in September) and one in the Spring semester (first Friday in 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.

Admission to the teacher education program qualifies the student to register for courses in the professional education sequence as well as certain professional education courses with the prerequisite of admission to Teacher Education.

Below is a list of requirements that must be completed in order to be considered for admission:

  1. Completion of the Application Form. The $50 non-refundable one-time application fee will be charged to the student’s account once the completed application form has been processed. The application will activate the Student Information Sheet.

  2. Completion of the Technical Standards Form.

  3. Completion of the Professional Readiness Exam #096 (formerly known as the Michigan Basic Skills Test) Apply online at Please note that a separate fee is required for the PRE. Test results must be received by the CSS before the admission deadline.

  4. 45-Hour Pre-Professional Experience. The student must complete and document 45 hours of in-classroom experiences, with a State Certified Educator. Visit the Forms page for the appropriate documentation.

  5. A minimum of 45 semester hours of university credit, including transfer credit, successfully completed.

  6. Completion of EDU 107 – Introduction to Teaching, with a minimum grade of “B” (3.00) or one of its approved equivalencies.

  7. Completion of English 101 (or one of its approved equivalencies) OR English 201, with a minimum grade of “B-”(2.70); and oral English and Mathematics competency with a minimum grade of “C” (2.00). See the CMU Undergraduate Bulletin for specific courses.

  8. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.70 is required for admission. The GPA will be calculated on the student’s cumulative CMU or at regionally accredited institutions. Effective January 1, 2014 the acceptance of a student using a minimum of the most recent 45 graded semester hours GPA will no longer be used for admission to teacher education.

  9. Transcripts for all graded courses taken at other accredited colleges or universities must be on file with the Registrar’s Office. These do not need to be submitted to the CSS.

  10. Students can confirm their admission status on the Student Information Sheet.
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