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Post-Baccalaureate Admission Checklist & Criteria

Use this checklist to track the completion of all admission requirements for the Teacher Education Program. It will be your responsibility to ensure that all requirements and deadlines have been met. Keep copies of all materials submitted. Whenever you contact the center, please make sure you indicate you are a post-baccalaureate, certification-only student.

Read the Teacher Education Road Map containing links for all phases of the program.

You will need to make an advising appointment (by phone) with the Post-Baccalaureate Academic Advisor before applying. Call the Post Baccalaureate Clerk at 989-774-1992.

A. Sign, date and return the Elementary or Secondary Education “Post Baccalaureate Program/Course Requirements” outline, which will be mailed to you as part of the evaluation process.  This program lists the courses needed for the competencies, additional program courses, and the professional education courses.  Any majors and minors will be included in a packet.

B.  Apply to Central Michigan University, College of Graduate Studies, as a Graduate Non-Degree Student, seeking Teacher Education, Certification Only (Grad Application fee of $35 and Orientation fee of $10 must be paid to Grad Studies). College of Graduate Studies or 989-774-GRAD. Official undergraduate transcripts from all accredited colleges or universities must be furnished to the College of Graduate Studies.

C. Submit electronic Application for the Teacher Education Program. This will open a file for you in the teacher education program and give you "candidate status".  The application form can be found through the main Center for Student Services (CSS) web site at under the "Forms" link, or you can access the application form directly at You will need your CMU Global ID and password to log in and fill out the online application.  Your Global ID is issued to you once you are accepted to Central Michigan University.  A $50 non-refundable one-time application fee will be charged to your student account when you submit your electronic application.

D.  Technical Standards. Electronic form must be submitted online at  You will need your CMU Global ID and password to log in.  Read the information and electronically “sign” whichever statement at the end that pertains to you by checking the appropriate box.

After submitting the applications, you must fulfill the following admission items to be included in the next admission cycle.
E.  Completion of EDU 107 – Introduction to Teaching, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of B” (3.00).
F.  Completion of English 101 (or one of its accepted substitutes) 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).
G.  PRE (Professional Readiness Exam) test #096 (formerly MBST Michigan Basic Skills Test).  Passing results of the Mathematics, Reading and Writing portions of the PRE/MBST as required by the State of Michigan. You may apply online at Please note that a separate fee is required for the PRE/MBST.
H.   A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.70 is required for admission. The GPA will be calculated on your cumulative Bachelor’s Degree GPA.
I.   45-Hour Pre-Professional Field Experience. Complete and document 45 hours of field experiences in a K-12 classroom setting, with a State Certified Educator. The electronic form is available here:  Field Experience Form. The instructions are at "Instruction Sheet Teacher Education Field Experience Form".
Forms and further information can be obtained on the CSS website:
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