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LCC Collaborative Program

​​​​This program is only for Lansing Community College Students who will be completing the entire BS in Education Program on the Lansing Campus/Lansing Center.

Elementary Teacher Education Program
The LCC/CMU Collaborative Program for teacher preparation was conceptualized as a path for individuals in the greater Lansing area to become certified teachers at the elementary level. This program was designed to provide LCC students with an option to take CMU courses in order to complete a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with a major in Integrated Science and  a minor in Reading. In compliance with the new Elementary Education Standards, anyone beginning the Professional Education courses in Spring 2013 and beyond, will be offered the Integrated Science Major only, with no Reading Minor. All courses for both LCC and CMU are delivered in the Lansing area by departmental approved faculty. Successful completion of all course and program requirements will result in the B.S. in Education degree from CMU and a recommendation for the Michigan Provisional Elementary teaching certificate.

LCC/CMU Orientation Meeting
The Orientation Meeting will outline the details of the teacher education program. Information regarding financial aid for both LCC and CMU, admission to teacher education requirements, information regarding your major, which courses are required and when they are offered. There is also information regarding legal issues, diversity requirements and the CMU/LCC website. You will have the opportunity to meet the staff working with the program both on the LCC Campus and CMU. This meeting takes place once a year, typically in March.

Admission to Teacher Education - LCC/CMU Collaborative Program
LCC/CMU 3+1 Collaborative Program applicants who have met all the admission deadline requirements will be considered for the next admission cycle.  Formal admission is processed once a year in September.  Admitted students will begin the professional education coursework sequence the following January. The professional education courses are set up in a particular sequence and the admitted group of students (cohort) will be following the sequence in order from beginning to end.  If for unforeseen reasons a student must delay or defer any semester of the professional courses, please take note those courses will not be offered again for a full year. 

All admitted students must attend a mandatory "Pre-Professional Coursework Meeting" which will be held in November after admission. Students will be notified of the mandatory meeting date via their CMU email account once they are admitted.   

Forms Needed Prior To The Teacher Education Admission Deadline
Once a student applies and is accepted to Central Michigan University, the following links will be used for the application process into the Teacher Education Program. It is suggested the student complete these forms as soon as possible after acceptance to Central Michigan University in order to begin receiving various notices and for close monitoring of completed admission requirements. The links require the student to log in with their CMU Global ID and password. (NOTE: When submitting the Application to Teacher Education, a $50 application fee will automatically be billed to your CMU account. (Visit the CMU Financial Services site for information on billing schedules and payments.)

If the student did not complete the EDUC 280 course, he/she must make independent arrangements for, and complete a field experience of a minimum of 45 pre-professional observation hours in a K-12 classroom. 

If completing the independent field experience, then the student needs to submit the following form instead of  the TRANSFER STUDENT practicum course verification form above:
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