NMC Transfer Guide - MACRAO

To: Central Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Elementary Education

Elementary Education certification enables the teacher to instruct all subjects in grades K-5, and only their major and minor in grades 6, 7, and 8. Art, Music, Physical Education, Health Education, Home Economics, Foreign Language, and Special Education majors may teach these majors in K-12, their minor in grades 6, 7, and 8.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. Minimum overall GPA of 2.7. GPA does not guarantee admission into the program. All courses must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to transfer to CMU.
  2. 45 hours of documented in-classroom experience with a State Certified Teacher.
  3. Minimum of 45 semester credits - Students are encouraged to meet with a CMU advisor. More credits may be recommended.
  4. Transfer students must complete graduation competencies for CMU (ENG 111, 112; COM 111; MTH 111) at NMC or they will be required to complete these classes during their first or second semester at CMU.
  5. ENG 111, 112, and EDU 101 must be completed with a 3.0.
  6. Students must successfully complete the Professional Readiness Exam (PRE). Apply online at www.mttc.nesinc.com.
  7. It is essential you make contact with CMU for admission requirements and dates of application in your freshman year at NMC. We strongly recommend you visit CMU as early as possible in your academic career.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Completion of Basic Requirement courses at NMC will satisfy the MACRAO Agreement and fulfill the general requirements at CMU.

Communications

Credits

ENG 111, 112

English Composition (you will need a 3.0 in ENG 111 and 112)

8

Humanities

Credits

HST 111

US History to 1865

4

HST 112

US History since 1865

4

Select an additional Group 1 Humanities course from a department other than HST »

Science/Math

Credits

CHM 101

Intro to Chemistry

4

Select 1 of the following BIO courses:

BIO 110

Esential Biology

4

BIO 115

Cell, Plant, and Ecosystem Biology

4

Select 1 of the following AST courses:

AST 109

Planetary Astronomy

4

AST 119

Astronomy

4

Select one of the following ENV or GEO courses:

GEO 105

Physical Geography

4

ENV 111

Physical Geology

4

Social Science

PLS 101

Intro to American Politics

3

GEO 101

Intro to Geography

3

PSY 101

Intro to Psychology

3

PSY 211

Developmental Psychology

3

MAJOR AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Credits 

COM 111    

Public Speaking                                

4

EDU 101

Intro to Teaching (must receive at least 3.0 + 45 hours documented observation)                                    

3

MTH 205 & 206

Math for Elementary Teachers I and II 

8

MTH 121

College Algebra

4

CMU's Quantitative Reasoning (QR) requirement can be met at NMC with MTH 131, PHY 121 or PHY 221. MTH 131 cannot count toward both the QR requirement and the math requirement for CMU.

  1. Consult the CMU catalog for a list of majors/minors available for Elementary teachers.
  2. Visit with your NMC Advisor for assistance with the selection of courses within your major/minor. These may also satisfy general education requirements.
  3. A child development minor will enable graduates to teach pre-school. A minor must be taken in consultation with an Education advisor at CMU. If a student graduates and wishes to return for this endorsement, an additional 18 hours of specific course work is required.

professional readiness exam (PRE)

We recommend you register for and take the PRE your second semester at NMC. This will allow you time to take additional courses and repeat the test if necessary. Be sure to keep the results of your test. Testing information is available in the Advising Center.

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: Summer 2015

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