NMC Transfer Guide

To: Grand Valley State University - University Center

Program: Elementary Education - Social Studies Major (In Traverse City)

The majors in social studies are designed for students seeking teacher certification in secondary school social studies or elementary education.  Each student will choose an area of concenration from among one of the following disciplines: economics, geography, history, or political science.  It is essential that you make contact with Grand Valley immediately for changes in their education program. Please call: (231) 995-1785. GVSU will keep you updated on any changes that might affect you.

Completion of this program and passing the state certification exam, will result in recommendation for Elementary certification in Michigan with a Social Studies major. This Elementary Provisional Certificate will allow the student to teach grades K-5 in a all subjects and teach Social Studies in grades 6-8.

Program Information

Students should contact the GVSU advisor for information such as state required testing, observation hours, etc.

  1. MTH 106 & 206, and the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or Science program should be completed prior to the start of the GVSU program.
  2. Students seeking the Bachelors of Arts degree must demonstrate third-semester proficiency in a foreign language.  Students seeking a Bachelors of Science should take MTH 131.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Communications

Credits

ENG 111 English Composition

4

ENG 112 English Composition

4

Humanities

Credits

HST 101 Western Civilization to 1500AD

4

HST 102 Western Civilization from 1500

4

HST 111 US History to 1865

4

HST 112 US History since 1865

4

To meet the Humanities requirement, students can either take an Intermediate Foreign Language class if pursuing the Bachelors of Arts or click here to select a course outside of the HST area.

Science/Math

Credits

Click here to choose a total of 8 credits from more than one department in Science and Math

8

Social Science

Credits

ECO 201 Macroeconomics

3

ECO 202 Microeconomics

3

GEO 105 Physical Geography

4

GEO 109 World Regional Geography

3

PLS 101 Intro to Amercian Politics

3

PSY 101 Intoduction to Psychology

3

MAJOR and ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

CD 202 Human Growth and Development

5

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: Fall 2012

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