NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Central Michigan University - University Center

Program: elementary education

PK-6 Elementary Education Major.

Successful completion of this program will result in recommendation for Elementary certification for grades K-6.

Admission Criteria

  1. Minimum overall GPA of 2.8. GPA does not guarantee admission into the program. All courses must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to transfer to CMU.
  2. ENG 111, 112, and EDU 101 must be completed with a 3.0 or better.
  3. Completion of the SAT exam is required for admission. Please contact the CMU office in Traverse City for details (231-995-1756).

Please meet with CMU during your first semester at NMC. You may be able to complete some program requirements prior to being in CMU's program. Before taking the science courses listed below, it is essential that you sign your major at CMU through the University Center. CMU may allow course substitutions for some courses if you had completed these courses prior to deciding to attend CMU, but DO NOT take alternate courses if not listed on this guide. CMU's program is subject to change; check with CMU and NMC for changes each semester.

CMU Contact:

(231) 995-1756

Basic Requirements

Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED". Completion of the MTA will satisfy CMU's University Program requirements and 6 credits of their Writing Intensive requirement.

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111, 112

English Composition 1 & 2 (ENG 111 or 112 requires a 3.0)




ENG 210

Children's Literature


HST 112 & 230

U.S. History since 1865 & History of MI


Natural Science


BIO 110

Essential Biology 


ENV 104

Life of the Past


PHY 105

Physics of the World Around Us


Social Science


GEO 109

World Regional Geography


PLS 101

Intro to American Politics


PSY 101

Intro to Psychology




MTH 121

College Algebra


Additional Requirements

Required Classes



COM 111

Public Speaking


ECE 101

Early Childhood Education


ECE 202

Human Development & Learning


EDU 101

Intro to Teaching (must receive 3.0 or better) Good for 7 Years


EDU 212

Educating Exceptional Children



Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Spring 2022