NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Eastern Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Special Education

The Special Education department is among the largest and most comprehensive special education units in the country. Students will be prepared as professionals who deliver habilitative/rehabilitative services to persons with special needs and their families. Undergraduate programs include: Cognitive Impairments (CI), Emotional Impairments (EI), Hearing Impairments (HI), Physically and Other Health Impairments (POHI), Speech and Language Impairments (SLI), and Visually Impaired (VI). Options in special education include elementary or secondary certification.

Admissions Requirements

  1. 2.5 (2.75 for Speech Language) GPA established at EMU.
  2. Completion of the Professional Readiness Examination.
  3. Transfer students admitted to EMU with 56 transferable credit hours, a minimum 3.0 GPA and have passed each section of the Professional Readiness Examination may apply for admission to the Initial Teacher Preparation Program before having completed 12 credits at EMU.
  4. It is essential that you contact EMU as early as possible for assistance in meeting education requirements and for meeting application and orientation deadlines. Students are should contact the EMU College of Education for appropriate faculty advisor.

A student whose community college transcript is certified as "Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) satisfied" will be required to fulfill three additional requirements that are part of EMU’s general education program:

  • One approved course in Global Awareness or U.S. Diversity.
    • The following courses would fulfill this requirement in the Humanities area: ENG 245, ENG 263, ENG 271, HST 211. The following courses would fulfill this requirement in the Social Science area: ANT 113, GEO 109,  PLS 132, PSY 212.
    • The following Humanities area classes would fulfill this requirement ONLY if taken prior to transferring to EMU: ENG 242, HST 212, HST 213, HUM 116. The following Social Science classes would fulfill this requirement ONLY if taken prior to transferring to EMU:  PLS 211, SOC 220.
  • A Learning beyond the Classroom (LBC) course or experience completed at EMU.
  • One Writing Intensive course in the student's major.

Basic Requirements - Elementary Education

Completion of the Basic Requirements, as listed, at NMC will fulfill the general education requirements at EMU.  Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED."

Communications

Credits

ENG 111 English Composition

4

ENG 112 English Composition

4

Humanities

Credits

ENG 210 Children's Literature

3

HST 111 U.S. History to 1865

4

Natural Science

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 (meets Global Awareness or U.S. Diversity #5 above)

3

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 211 Developmental Psychology

3

PSY 212 Psychology of the Exceptional Child (meets Global Awareness or U.S. Diversity #5 above)

3

PLS 101 Intro to American Politics

3

Mathematics

Credits

Select one Group 1 course from the Mathematics list »

Additional Requirements - Elementary Education

Credits

CD 230 Early Language & Literacy

3

COM 111 Public Speaking

4

MTH 106 Math for Elementary Teachers

4

MTH 206 Math for Elementary Teachers II

4

Hearing Impairment Major - ASL 101, 102, 103 or 104

4

Basic Requirements- Secondary Education

Completion of the Basic Requirements, as listed, at NMC will fulfill the general requirements at EMU.  Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED."

Communications

Credits

ENG 111 English Composition

4

ENG 112 English Composition

4

Humanities

Credits

Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Humanities list »

6

Natural Science

Credits

Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Natural Science list including one LECTURE/LAB »

6

Social Science

Credits

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 211 Developmental Psychology

3

PSY 212 Psychology of the Exceptional Child

3

Select one course from the Group 1 Social Science list in a department other than Psychology »

3

Mathematics

Credits

Select one course from the Group 1 Mathematics list »

Additional Requirements - Secondary Education

Credits

COM 111 Public Speaking

4

Hearing Impairment Major - ASL 101, 102, 103 or 104

4

Speech & Language Impairment Major - CD 230 Early Language & Literacy

3

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: Fall 2015

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