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LCC Partnership Program

LCC Partnership Program

Lansing Community College (LCC) and CMU offer a teacher preparation program for individuals in the Lansing area to become certified elementary (grades K-8) teachers. The program provides LCC students the option to take CMU courses to complete a B.S. in Elementary Education with an Early Child Development and Learning major. All LCC and CMU courses are delivered by departmental-approved faculty in the Lansing area and on-line. All completed courses and program requirements result in the B.S. in Education degree from CMU and a recommendation for the Michigan Provisional Elementary teaching certificate. 

Meet the LCC and CMU staff who will discuss financial aid, teacher education admission requirements, and major information and required course offerings. Other topics include legal issues, diversity requirements and the CMU/LCC website. Orientation meeting are once a year and if you have any questions please contact Helene Tyson at (517) 337-8360
Central Michigan University Students starting the LCC/CMU Elementary Education program apply to CMU's off-campus programs as well. Work with a CMU advisor to determine the best time to apply and fill out the application at This is separate from the teacher education admission process.

After a student has been accepted to CMU they should apply for admission to teacher education. 

  • Students must follow the admission criteria at the time admission requirements are completed.
  • Students should print a new checklist each semester until admitted to the program.
  • Students are responsible for checking current admission criteria.
  • Students can check the status of their admission requirements by clicking here.
If a student has a question regarding the criteria call  (989) 774-3309
 ​Admission of Candidacy - for LCC/CMU Elementary Education Program
    1. Apply to Teacher Education: Application Form ​
    2. Completion of EDU 107-Introduction to Teaching (or approved equivalency), with a minimum grade of a B(3.0) or higher. (At LCC/EDUC 220=CMU’s EDU 107)​​​​ 
    3. Completion of the Technical Standards Form​
    4. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 is required for Admission.GPA will be calculated on the student’s cumulative CMU courses or at a regionally accredited institution.​​
    5. Completion of ENG 101 or ENG 201(or approved equivalency, including AP and CLEP), with a minimum grade of a B- or higher. (At LCC ENG 121= CMU’s ENG 101 and LCC’s ENG 122 = CMU’s ENG 201
    6. Submit your most current SAT or ACT composite, reading, writing, and math scores.A qualifying score is not required at this time.The CEHS Center for Student Services does need your SAT/ACT report regardless of your scores for admission.
    7. Completion of a minimum of 45 semester hours of university credit, including transfer credit.
    8. Declare teachable major(s) and/or minors(s) This will be done with the assistance of your CMU advisor.

Articulation Agreement

For information regarding the program
First Name​Last Name​Title​Phone
​Program Administrator

​Director of LCC/CMU Program
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College of Education and Human Services | Central Michigan University | | 195 Ojibway Ct | EHS 426 | Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 | (989) 774-3079