NMC Transfer Guide

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: Secondary Education

The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education is a three term program, structured in both academic and professional coursework while working in a secondary classroom. The undergraduate secondary teacher education program prepares you to teach in your teaching major and minor in grade 6 through 12 classrooms.

ADMISSION CRITERIA - Applications will be considered on the following criteria:

  1. Must complete the Common Application, including a School of Eduction Additional Information section.
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.5
  3. Three letters of Recommendation (instructions here)
  4. Application Essay which describes the unique qualities that attracted to the field of education
  5. A second essay in response to the following: Why did you select your major area of study (proposed teaching major)? What is compelling about this subject? What might be valuable for students in 6-12 to understand from study of this subject?
  6. Resume that outlines work experience and history
  7. Junior Status – Junior standing required (54 transferable credits).
  8. Work Experience – Experience with children important; i.e., tutor, camp counselor, coach, etc.
  9. Test Scores – SAT or ACT test scores required.
  10. Grades Accepted – Grades of 2.0 and above are necessary for transfer.
  11. U of M School of Education | Secondary Education Website | Secondary Education Admission Website


Students must meet the minimum of one major (30-40 credits) and one minor (20-24 credits) for secondary certification.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth/Space Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Integrated Science Comprehensive
  • Integrated Science
  • Italian (minor only)
  • Latin
  • Mathematics
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology (minor only)
  • Social Studies Comprehensive
  • Spanish


As students begin to fulfill their BASIC requirements, they should begin to think about choosing their major and minors so that courses taken could meet both Distribution and major/minor requirements simultaneously. See list of available majors and minors. Consult with a counselor for additional information about majors and minors.



ENG 111 English Composition


ENG 112 English Composition


Social Science


PSY 101 Intro to Psychology


Click here to choose additional courses to equal 12 credits from Social Science


Natural Science Area


Click here to choose 12 credits from the Natural Science Area




Click here to choose 12 credits from the Humanities area


Additional Electives


Students should take enough credits to attain Junior status (54 transferable credits).

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: Summer 2013


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