NMC Partnership Program

NMC Partnership Program
Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) in Traverse City and CMU have a collaborative with the University Center located in Traverse City to provide a program for teacher preparation as a path for individuals in the northern Michigan area to become certified teachers at the elementary level (grades K-8). This program is designed to provide NMC students with an option to take CMU course of study in order to complete a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with a major in Integrated Science. All courses for both NMC and CMU are delivered in the Traverse City area by departmental approved faculty. Completion of all courses and program requirements will result in the B.S. in Education degree from CMU and a recommendation for the Michigan Provisional Elementary teaching certificate.

NMC/CMU Orientation Meeting
Orientation is a meeting that gives you information regarding the teacher education program. Information regarding financial aid for both NMC and CMU, admission to teacher education requirements, information regarding your major, what courses are required and when they are offered is provided at this meeting. There is also information regarding legal issues, diversity requirements and the CMU/NMC website. Orientation gives you the opportunity to meet the staff working with the program both on the NMC Campus and CMU. This orientation is conducted with advisor by appointment. Contact Bonnie Goodman to make an appointment at (231) 995-1756.

Applying to the University
As you start the NMC/CMU Elementary Education program at Northwestern Michigan College you will also apply to CMU's off-campus programs. Your CMU advisor will help you determine the best time for you to apply to CMU's off campus program. When you are ready, you will go to https://apply.cmich.edu and fill out the application. This is the first step to getting admitted to CMU. Remember this is a separate process from applying to the College of Education at CMU.

Applying to CMU's Teacher Education Program
Admission to the Teacher Education program is every fall and spring for the NMC/CMU program. The Teacher Education Admission Checklist outlines all of the requirements for getting admitted to the program. This is a student managed process, which means students are responsible for making sure all of their application materials are completed and turned into CMU at the University Center by the deadline.

APPLICATION STATUS: Within several days after submitting the application for the Teacher Education Program to the CMU at the University Center the applicant can check the status of that application at the CSS website. From your application and other documents, CSS creates an electronic file known as the "Student Information Sheet." This file should be monitored regularly by the applicant to assure that all information is correct. To check the Student Information Sheet, click on "Student Information Sheet" button on the right hand side of this page and then sign in using the global ID and password. Discrepancies should be reported to CSS by printing a copy of the SI sheet and contacting CSS staff or academic advisors.

Please Note: Students will be held to the current admission criteria at the time that they complete their Admission requirements. It is important that students get a new checklist every semester until they are admitted to the program. A student must go by the Admission Checklist that is in place the semester they are admitted. It is the student's responsibility to check current admission criteria. Please check the web site: www.ehs.cmich.edu/css or call the Center for Student Services, EHS 421, 989-774-3309

Application Forms
Questions? Ask us!

CEHS Center for Student Services
421 EHS Building


Related Links

Professional Readiness Exam
Technical Standards
Major/Minor Information
Legal Issues
Observation Hours
LCC Collaborative Program
NMC Collaborative Program
Diversity Information
CTE Program Completers

More on the NMC Program
Student Information Sheet
Admission Checklist & Criteria
Applying for Student Teaching
Applying for Graduation

For information on 
or applying to the 
TC/CMU program please contact:
Lorraine Berak, Ph.D. 

2200 Dendrinos Drive 
Traverse City, MI 49684 

Judy Nemitz
Program Administrator 


Bonnie Goodman 
Administrative Secretary 

College of Education and Human Services | Central Michigan University | ehs@cmich.edu | 195 Ojibway Ct | EHS 426 | Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 | (989) 774-3079