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Teacher Education Admission Criteria

New Admission Process Beginning Spring 2020!
If you have not been admitted to Teacher Education by Spring 2020, you will need to follow the NEW admission process. Please read below.

A non-refundable one time Education Program Fee of $150 will be charged to your student account after Admission of Candidacy is confirmed.

ALL admission criteria must be completed prior to attending a mandatory meeting.

Upcoming Mandatory Admission Meetings:
Attendance to a mandatory meeting is required for access to the Teacher Education Application. 


Fall 2020 Admission (DATE CHANGE):
These meetings will be held on WebEx. After RSVPing to our Engage Central event, we will verify your eligibility to the Teacher Education program and an e-mail will be sent out to those who meet the qualifications.

Spring 2021 Admission:
January 28, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:30pm or
January 29, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:30pm
These meetings will be held on WebEx. After RSVPing to our Engage Central event, we will verify your eligibility to the Teacher Education program and an e-mail will be sent out to those who meet the qualifications.

Summer 2021 Admission:
May 20, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:30pm or
May 21, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:30pm
These meetings will be held on WebEx. After RSVPing to our Engage Central event, we will verify your eligibility to the Teacher Education program and an e-mail will be sent out to those who meet the qualifications.


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  • It is the responsibility of the Teacher Education candidate to ensure that all requirements and deadlines have been met.
    1. COMPLETE EDU 107
          Completion of EDU 107 - Introduction to Teaching (or approved equivalency), with a       minimum grade of a B (3.0) or higher. 
    2. HAVE 2.8 GPA
          A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8. The GPA will be calculated on the               student's cumulative CMU courses or at a regionally accredited institution.
    3. COMPLETE ENG 101/201
          Completion of ENG 101 or ENG 201 (or one of it's approved equivalencies), with a              minimum grade of "B-" (2.7) or higher.
    4.  HAVE SAT/ACT ON FILE
           If you haven't already submitted scores to CMU for general admission, submit your         most current SAT or ACT score to the CEHS Center for Student Services. A                         qualifying score is not required at this time. 
    5. COMPLETE 30 CREDIT HOURS
          Completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of university credit, including                  transfer credit. 
    6. DECLARE TEACHABLE MAJOR/MINORS
          Declare teachable major(s) and/or minor(s) on B.S. in Ed or B.Mus.Ed. See Bulletin          for required options. Faculty advisors are found on the "Declare Major/Minor" link          on the right side menu.
    7. ATTEND MANDATORY MEETING
          Once criteria are met, you must attend a meeting to apply to the program. Meetings        are held four (4) times per year. Meeting dates are posted above, in EHS 421 and            on electronic boards throughout the EHS building.
    8.  **AFTER ADMISSION**
           COMPLETE TEACHER BELIEFS SURVEY
          Teacher candidates will receive information about completion of this requirement at the admission meeting. 

      ATTENTION Spring 2020 Teacher Education Admits:
      For the protection of our students, faculty and staff the EHS Center for Student Services has made the decision to cancel all remaining Professional Skills Interviews for the Spring 2020 semester, effective March 18, 2020. Given this unique circumstance, your PSI requirement for admission to the program is waived and you will not need to complete an interview. 
      Please consider joining our virtual Professional Skills in Practice events that are open to all teacher candidates and will highlight various elements of the professional dispositions covered by the interview. For more information and the link to join the WebEx sessions, go to: https://bit.ly/38VP1z6.

Diversity Requirement: All candidates in the teacher education program at Central 
Michigan University are expected to participate in learning situations and field experiences representing a wide range of diverse settings. To be recommended for certification, each candidate must complete their field experiences in such a way as to ensure that all the categories ​are met. More information here.

​For more information

CEHS Center for Student​ Services
College of Education and Human Services
Central Michigan University
195 Ojibway Ct.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
EHS Building 421

 ​989-774-3309
​​  ehscss@cmich.edu​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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