NMC Transfer Guide - MACRAO

To: Michigan State University - Main Campus

Program: Elementary Education

Students wishing to be Elementary Education teachers must complete a major in Professional Education. Elementary Education Provisional Certification allows teachers to instruct all subjects in grades K-5, and only their major and minor subject areas in grades 6, 7, 8.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. Apply – Students must first submit an application for undergraduate admission to the MSU Office of Admission indicating intention to earn a teaching certificate.
  2. Application for direct transfer – MSU will then provide access to the College of Education Direct Transfer online application to students who have met the following criteria:
    1. 30 transferable credits (will need at least 42 at time of transfer)
    2. Completion of all remedial courses (e.g., MTH 111)
    3. 3.1 or higher GPA
  3. Transfer Credits – MSU accepts a maximum of 60 community college credits.
  4. PRE – To be admitted to the College of Education at MSU, students must pass all 3 subtests of the MI Test for Teacher Certification Professional Readiness Exam. 
  5. Application deadline – Students should apply as early as possible (up to a year before intended transfer semester with at least 30 transferable credits). 
  6. Scholarships – Students who have a 3.5 GPA or above should consult with their NMC advisor to discuss possible transfer scholarship opportunities at MSU.
  7. MSU Contact – (517) 353-9680

elementary certification teaching majors

  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Integrated Science
  • Mathematics

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

The following courses are listed to facilitate transfer and fulfill University requirements at MSU. These courses fulfill MACRAO requirements, but may not fulfill requirements for the Associate of Arts or Science degree at NMC. If your goal is to complete an Associate degree before transferring, see an advisor for assistance.

Communications

Credits

ENG 111, 112

English Composition I & II

8

Humanities

Credits

HST 111

US History to 1865                                                                                               

4

Select 4 additional credits from the Humanities Area from at least 1 dept. other than HST »

4

Science/Math

Credits

MTH 121

College Algebra

4

Select 1 Biological Science and 1 Physical Science from the Natural Science Area »

8

Social Science

Credits

GEO 109

World Regional Geography

3

Select 5 additional credits from the Social Science Area from a dept. other than GEO »

5

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS FOR teaching majors

(these courses may also count toward basic requirements above)

  Credits  

EDU 101

Intro to Teaching (not required by MSU, but recommended to evaluate potential/interest as teacher)

3

Language arts (other course options are available at MSU for reuirements 1 – 5)

Credits

1. ENG 220* or 223

Technical Writing or Creative Writing – Poetry

3

2. ART 121, 131 or 132

Drawing I, 2-D Design or 3-D Design

3

For requirements 3 – 5, at least 2 courses must be at the 300 – 400 level

3. ENG 240, 261*, 262 or 263

Intro to Lit, British Lit, American Lit or World Lit

3

4. ENG 264

Detective Fiction

3

Choose 1 or 2 of the following:

5. ENG 241, 242, 245* or 254*

Mythology, Women in Lit, Native American Lit or Shakespeare                                                                        

3 – 6

* transfers to MSU as 300-level course

Social Studies

Credits

ECO 201 & 202

Macro & Microeconomics

6

GEO 108 

Geography of US/Canada

3

HST 112 & 230

US History from 1865 & History of Michigan

7

PLS 101 & 132

Intro to American Politics & Comparative Politics

6

Integrated Science

Credits

BIO 115, 116 & 260

Cell, Plant, Ecosystem Bio, Cell and Animal Bio & Ecology

13

CHM 150 & 151

General Chemistry I & II

10

ENV 117

Metoerology and Climatology

4

PHY 121 & 122

General Physics I & II

8

MTH 122

Trigonometry

3

Mathematics

Credits

MTH 141 & 142

Calculus I & II

10

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 early.

Updated: Spring 2016

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