CMU and MMC Pathway Programs for Teacher Education
Mid Michigan College (MMC) and CMU offer pathway programs for individuals who start at the community college and plan to transfer to CMU to become a certified elementary (grades K-8) or secondary (grades 6-12) teacher. The program provides MMC students the opportunity to earn their associate degree and transfer to CMU to earn a B.S. in Education. The partnership with MMC and CMU will provide students with advising from both MMC and CMU and opportunities to get involved in student organizations directly related to teacher education. Students may attend informational meetings throughout the process to ensure they are engaged, informed, and prepared to transition from the community college to the university and pursue a degree that leads to teacher certification.
Secondary Pathway Guide
Meet the MMC and CMU staff who will discuss financial aid, teacher education admission requirements, major information and required course offerings. Other topics include legal issues, diversity requirements and the CMU/MMC website. The next informational meeting is TBA and an announcement will be sent out to MMC students prior to the event.
Step 1: The semester before the MMC student is ready to transfer to CMU they will work with a CMU college advisor to determine the best time to apply and fill out the application at
apply.cmich.edu. This is separate from the teacher education admission process.
Step 2: The Teacher Education Program Admission to the teacher education program is every fall and spring. The teacher education
admission checklist outlines the admission requirements and is a student-managed process. Students are responsible for ensuring all application materials are completed and turned in on time. The CMU college advisor will go over this process with the student. A student will not apply to CMU’s teacher education program until after they have applied and been accepted to CMU.
MMC Advising Contact
Director of Student Mentoring & Retention
989-773-6622 Ext. 533
CMU Advising Contact
Assistant Director of Professional Education