NMC Transfer Guide

To: Eastern Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Elementary Education

Eastern Michigan University's program prepares teachers for elementary education (K-5) and middle level teaching (6-8). An elementary teaching certificate allows students to teach grades K-5 however if wishing to teach at the middle school level, students must take the subject area test in the major or minor. There are three major components to the courses students must take:

  1. Students will complete the Liberal Arts Major in Elementary Education
  2. Students have the choice of completing either a second major or two minors
  3. Students will complete studies with a series of professional education courses, concluding with student teaching.

More information on majors or minors available are found at EMU's College of Education.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. 2.5 cumulative GPA
  2. Completion of the Basic Skills Test.
  3. It is essential that you contact EMU as early as possible for assistance in meeting education requirements and for meeting application and orientation deadlines.
  4. Transfer students who are admitted to EMU with 56 transferable credit hours, a minimum 3.0 GPA and have passed each section of the Basic Skills Test may apply for admission to the Initial Teacher Preparation Program before having completed 12 credits at EMU.
  5. EMU's Elementary Education Transfer Guide

A student whose community college transcript is certified as "MACRAO satisfied" will be required to fulfill three requirements that are part of EMU’s general education program:

  • One approved quantitative reasoning course (unless waived by an ACT math sub-score of 28 or higher or (SAT math sub-score of 670); This requirements is fulfilled by Math 206 which is a requirement for Elementary Education.
  • One approved course in Global Awareness or U.S. Diversity. The following courses would fulfill this requirement in the Humanities area: ART 214, ENG 242, ENG 263, HST 212, HST 213, HUM 116, or PHL 122. The following courses would fulfill this requirement in the Social Science area: ANT 113, GEO 109, PLS 132, PLS 211.
  • A Learning beyond the Classroom (LBC) course or experience completed at EMU.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Communications

Credits

ENG 111 English Composition

4

ENG 112 English Composition

4

Humanities

Credits

ENG 210 Children's Literature

3

HST 111 US History to 1865

4

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3

Science/Math

Credits

CHM 101 Introduction to Chemistry

4

ENV 103 Earth Science

4

PHY 105 Physics of the World Around Us

4

Social Science

Credits

GEO 109 World Regional Geography

3

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 212 Psychology of Exceptional Child

3

PLS 101 Intro to American Politics

3

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Credits

CD 202 Human Growth and Development (required only for Early Childhood Education Major)

5

CD 206 Infant/Toddler Development (required only for Early Childhood Education Major)

3

CD 230 Early Language & Literacy

3

COM 111 Public Speaking

4

MTH 111 Intermediate Algebra

4

MTH 106 Math for Elementary Teachers I

4

MTH 206 Math for Elementary Teachers II

4

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 2013

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