NMC Transfer Guide

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: Elementary Education

Elementary Education teachers are certified to teach all subjects in grades K-5, and only their major and minor in grades 6, 7, and 8. In the initial two years, students take liberal studies and some introductory education classes. Students are then admitted into the School of Education for their Junior & Senior years and take courses in education, supervised teaching experience, and courses for their required majors & minors.

The University of Michigan offers the following Teaching Majors

  • LANGUAGE ARTS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • INTEGRATED SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL STUDIES

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. Junior Status - Junior standing (54 credits) required for admission into Elementary Education program.
  2. Minimum GPA - 2.5, however encouraged to have higher GPA
  3. Three recommendation letters
  4. Application essay describing the unique qualities that attracted you to the field of education and specifically to the School of Education's teacher certification program.
  5. Resume outlining work experience and history, particularly experience with children.
  6. High school SAT or ACT scores (from high school transcript) and all non-U of M transcripts
  7. It is important to make contact with the School of Education at U of M, to receive the most updated teacher requirements for the State of Michigan.
  8. Students are not required to have all the courses listed on this guide complete prior to admission to U of M. However we would recommend transferring the U of M credits back to NMC to complete an Associates Degree.
  9. U of M School of Education | Undergraduate Program Page | Applying to the School of Education | Requirements

General Studies Requirements

The following courses are listed to facilitate transfer and fulfill General Studies requirements at U of M. If your goal is to complete an Associate of Science and Arts degree see an advisor for assistance on how classes apply to the Associates Degree.

Humanities

Credits

ENG 111

English Composition

4

ENG 112

English Composition

4

Choose 1 Philosophy or Religion courses below

PHL 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHL 105

Critical Thinking

3

PHL 201

Ethics

3

PHL 181

Old Testament

4

PHL 182

New Testament

4

Click here - choose one additional course under Humanities

Social Science

Credits

PSY 101

Intro to Psychology

3

HST 111 or 112

United States History

4

Click here - choose 1 additional Social Science course

Mathematics

Credits

MTH 106

Math for Elementary Teachers

4

Choose one elective MATH course at or above MTH 140 College Algebra and Trig. level

Natural Science

 

Credits

Choose 1 Biology course from list below:

BIO 115

Cell, Plant and Ecosystem Biology

4

BIO 116

Cell and Animal Biology

4

BIO 227

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

5

BIO 228

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

5

Choose 1 Physical Science course from list below:

CHM 150-150R

General Chemistry I

5

CHM 151-151R

General Chemistry II

5

PHY 121

General Physics I

4

PHY 122

General Physics II

4

PHY 221-221R

Problems & Principles of Physics I

5

PHY 222-222R

Problems & Principles of Physics II

5

Choose 1 Earth Science course from list below:

ENV 111

Physical Geology

4

ENV 131

Oceanography

4

Humanities

Credits

ART 252

Art Education

3

ADDITIONAL COURSES

Students should take enough credits to attain Junior status (54 credits). Courses fulfilling the major and minor subject areas are recommended.

Click here - choose additional credits from the Distribution list

Additional courses in studio art, dance, studio music, physical education, or theatre and drama are desirable for Elementary Education majors.

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 recommended that you visit U of M early in your academic career.

Updated: Spring 2013

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