NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Grand Valley State University - Main Campus

Program: Elementary Education (Allendale campus)

An Elementary Certificate permits the holder to teach all subjects in grades K-5. Only major and minors may be taught in grades 6–8 and all subjects, grades K-8 in a self-contained classroom. Academic majors for certification are offered in various fields of study including Language Arts, Integrated Science, Social Studies and Mathematics. Programs are approved by the Michigan Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The College of Education offers programs leading to bachelor's degree and Michigan Provisional elementary education with special education endorsements.

Admission Process

  1. Deadlines for application to Teacher Education are:
    1. September 15th for Winter admission and field placement
    2. February 1st for Fall admission and field placement
  2. Application packets are available in the College of Education.
  3. It is strongly recommended that you contact a GVSU advisor early in your college career. The College of Education Advisors can be reached at (616) 331-6650.
  4. GVSU College of Education | GVSU Transfer Guide

Basic Requirements

The following courses will complete requirements for an Associate in Arts degree, and most of the general education requirements from GVSU. Students are strongly encouraged to stay in contact with a GVSU advisor for any program updates. 

NOTE: Both a World Perspective and a U.S. Diversity course are required to receive a bachelor's degree from GVSU. NMC courses that transfer as World Perspective or US Diversity can be chosen from Humanities or Social Science and will double count. For example, ANT 113 will count as both a Social Science and a World Perspective class. Refer to GVSU's general education guide: http://gvsu.edu/gened/

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

GVSU World Perspectives requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ART 111, ART 112, ENG 241, ENG 263, ENG 271, HST 228, HST 235, FRN 202, SPN 202, PHL 121, PHL 122.

Select a total of 6 credits 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

Select one class, not PSY, from Group 1 Social Science list (ANT 113, GEO 109, PLS 132 or PLS 211 meet World Perspective requirement if not chosen from Humanities list above »

3

Mathematics

Credits

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

NOTE: Depending on your teaching major, to meet GVSU's Mathematical Sciences requirement, take MTH 121 or above OR take a logic class at GVSU.

3

Additional Requirements

 

Credits

CD 202 Human Growth and Development

5

MTH 205 Math for Elementary Teachers I

4

MTH 206 Math for Elementary Teachers II

4

Elective courses in a Teachable Major (Language Arts, Integrated Science, Social Studies, Math)

15

NOTE: Students may choose a Bachelor in Arts or Science. For a Bachelor in Arts, choose 3 semesters of a foreign language. For a bachelor in science choose MTH 131 Probability and Statistics. (The second year of a foreign language may count toward a humanities listed above and MTH 131 will count toward your math and science basic requirements also listed above.)

The Professional Readiness Examination

We recommend you register for, and take the Professional Readiness Examination (previously called Michigan Basic Skills Test) your second semester at NMC. This will allow you time to take additional courses and repeat the test if necessary. In addition, some Education programs require the test results early in your second year at NMC for admission into their program. Be sure to keep the results of your test. Testing information is available in the Counseling 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: Spring 2015

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