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NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Grand Valley State University - University Center

Program: Elementary Education - Language Arts Major (In Traverse City)

It is essential that you make contact with Grand Valley immediately for changes in their education program. Please call (231) 995-1785.

Completion of this program and passing the state certification exams will result in recommendation for Elementary certification with a Language Arts major. This Elementary Provisional Certificate will allow the student to teach grades K–5 in all subjects and grades 6–8 in language arts.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

Students should contact the GVSU advisor for the program at the number listed as soon as possible for further information.

  1. Grand Valley requires a 2.5 GPA for admission to the university and approximately a 2.7 GPA — established at GVSU — for admission to most education programs.
  2. MTH 106 and 206, and the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or Science program should be completed by the start of the program.
  3. Grand Valley has a financial aid consortium agreement with NMC enabling you to use financial aid for both schools. Once you apply to GVSU and are accepted, financial aid will be processed through Grand Valley. Contact financial aid for assistance.
  4. There will be additional requirements (state required testing, observations, etc.) set forth by GVSU for admission into the teacher education program. Please keep in contact with GVSU's advisor. Contact (231) 995-1785 or (888) 922-1785 for further information.

Completion of the credits on this guide will result in an NMC Associate in Science and Arts degree. Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED".

Basic Requirements

Required Classes

Academic Area

Credits

Communications

 

ENG 111 English Composition

4

ENG 112 English Composition

4

Humanities

 

ENG 210 Children's Literature

3

ENG 254 Shakespeare

3

ENG 261 British Literature

3

ENG 262 American Literature

3

ENG 263 World Literature

3

Select one additional course from Humanities area from a department other than English (SPN 201 recommended as listed below) »

3

Natural Science

 

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

6

Social Science

 

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

US Diversity requirement (select one course) SOC 201, SOC 220.

3

Mathematics

 

Select 1 course (MTH 120 or above) from Group 1 Math list »

3

Additional Requirements

Required Classes

Class

Credits

CD 202 Human Growth and Development

5

ENG 211 Introduction to Linguistics

3

MTH 111 Intermediate Algebra

4

SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I

4

SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II

4

SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (which can be used as a Humanities credit)

4

One of the following courses could be used as an elective:

ENG 242 Women in Literature

3

ENG 264 Detective Fiction

3

ENG 271 Adolescence Cultural Diversity

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: Spring 2015

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