The evaluation process consists of our advisor reviewing your transcripts and determining accepted credits from your undergraduate coursework that are equivalent to courses needed on CMU's program. All competencies must be met following CMU's BS in Ed. degree standards. Students must also meet the minimum GPA requirements as well, which is at least a 3.0 on your undergraduate degree.
Your transcripts will also be reviewed for credits that can be counted as courses needed to fulfill the core teacher education program.
The program is divided into four sections:
General Education Requirements: It is necessary to have a completed Bachelor degree with a 3.0 or higher and a writing competency course with a B- or higher, as well as speech and mathematics competency courses.
Other Requirements: Teacher education students must complete other course requirements that fulfill Michigan state standards. The courses vary based on elementary or secondary options.
Major/minor Coursework: These will be reviewed by the faculty advisor.
Professional Education Requirements: These are the professional education sequence courses and the Student Teaching experience.
to view how to start the process, see major/minor options, general education requirements, other requirements and professional education requirements.In addition to the above, the appropriate department faculty advisors are furnished with your transcripts and will review your major and minor courses and determine which, if any, prior courses may be used towards the major/minor you choose. The faculty will write a program listing any courses still needed to complete the major/minor following CMU's guidelines. At least a
2.70 GPA is required in any major and minor in order to student teach. (Please note that some individual major/minor departments require a higher GPA. In that case, the department standards would apply.)