NMC Transfer Guide

To: Western Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Elementary Education

Fall 2013.  Program is currently being revised for Fall 2014.

 

Students completing requirements for the Michigan Elementary Professional Certificate are qualified to teach all subjects in grades K-8 in self-contained classrooms as well as major/minor subjects in grades 6-8 in departmentalized classrooms in the State of Michigan.

Students applying to the Education program will be designated Pre Education (PED) until steps 1-5 of the following Admission Requirements are met. Once these requirements are met, students should apply to the Professional Education program - Elementary (see #6).

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. Completion of at least 35 credit hours.
  2. Completion of WMU's Intellectual Skills requirements in writing (satisfied by ENG 111,112) math (minimally satisfied by MTH 23) reading (satisfied by transferring at least 26 semester hours with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  3. Completion of ED 250 (Human Development) with a minimum 2.0. This may be satisfied at NMC by taking PSY 211 Developmental Psychology or CD 202 Human Growth and Development.
  4. Minimum GPA of 2.5 overall.
  5. Satisfactory performance on the Basic Skills portion of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC). To receive registration information and material, contact WMU at (269)387-3474. To avoid program delays, MTTC is to be taken 1 year prior to WMU enrollment. An October test date of Freshman year is recommended by WMU. ATTACH A COPY OF THESE SCORES TO YOUR COLLEGE OF EDUCATION APPLICATION.
  6. Completion of two applications is required for admission to the Professional Education program by JANUARY 15th deadline.
    1. Application to WMU - send to address on application.
    2. Application for College of Education - send to:

      Office of Admissions and Advising, College of Education
      2504 Sangren Hall
      Western Michigan University
      Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Students in the Elementary Education curriculum are required to complete one of these three options:

Option #1: General Elementary Education with 3 minors

  1. Elementary Education Minor (EED)
  2. Two additional minors selected from the following:

    • Elementary & Middle School Mathematics (MAT)    
    • Elementary Language Arts
    • Elementary Integrated Science (SCI)    
    • Elementary Social Studies (SOE)

    You will receive teacher certification in K-5 in all subjects, and 6-8 in your 2nd & 3rd minors. Certified to teach K-8 in all subjects in self-contained classroom (one in which the majority of instruction is provided by one teacher).

Option #2: Early Childhood Education with 2minors

  1. Early Childhood Education Minor (EGM)
  2. Two additional minors selected from the following:

    • Elementary & Middle School Mathematics (MAT)    
    • Elementary Language Arts
    • Elementary Integrated Science (SCI)    
    • Elementary Social Studies (SOE)

    You will receive an Early Childhood Specialist (ZA: pre-school/youhg five programs). You will also receive teacher certification in K-5 in all subjects, and 6-8 in your 2nd & 3rd minors. Certified to teach K-8 in all subjects in self-contained classroom (one in which the majority of instruction is provided by one teacher).

Option # 3: Elementary Education minor (EED) OR Early Childhood Education (EGM) minor, combined with one of the following majors:

  • Art    
  • Music
  • Physical Education K-12    
  • Speech Pathology & Audiology (Certification awarded upon completion of master's degree in Speech Pathology) 

You will receive teacher certification K-12 in your major, K-5 in all subjects. Certified to teach K-8 in all subjects in self-contained classroom (one in which the majority of instruction is provided by one teacher).  The three majors require admission to the specific program, and you must contact the appropriate area.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Completion of the BASIC requirements as listed at NMC will fulfill most of the general requirements at WMU. WMU requires two additional General Education courses at the 300-400 level to be taken at WMU. Upon request at the NMC Records Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MACRAO AGREEMENT SATISFIED".

Communications

Credits

ENG 111, 112

English Composition

8

Science/Math

Credits

If Option 1 or 2:

Choose one class below:

BIO 105

Living in the Environment    

4

BIO 115

Cell, Plant and Ecosystem Biology    

4

BIO 227

Anatomy & Physiology I    

5

Choose one class below:    

CHM 101

Introductory Chemistry

4

CHM 150

General Chemistry I (req. for Int. Sci. Minor - SCI)

5

AST 119

Astronomy (req. for Int. Sci. Minor - SCI)

4

If Option 3:

Click here to choose 8 credits from Science/Math

Social Science

Credits

All 3 Options

GEO 105-105L

Physical Geography (also req. for Int. Sci Minor - SCI)

4

PSY 101

Intro to Psychology (pre-req for PSY 211 & CD 202)

3

PSY 211

Developmental Psychology or CD 202 Early Childhood Education
Option 3:  If CD 202 is chosen, choose PLS 101 rather than HST 112
below in order to complete the MACRAO Agreement.)

3-5

If Option 1 or 2:    

Choose one class below:

PLS 101

Survey of American Government

3

SOC 113

Cultural Anthropology

3

GEO 109

World Regional Geography

3

Required ONLY if Social Studies minor chosen:

GEO 108

Geography of U.S. and Canada

3

If Option 3:

Choose one class below:

PLS 101

Survey of American Government ( Social Sci class) OR

3

HST 112

U.S. History Since 1865 (Humanities class - see below)

4

Humanities

Credits

If Option 1 or 2:

HST 111 or 112

U.S. History 1 or 2 (also required for Soc.Stud. Minor - SOE)

4

Click here to choose 4 additional credits from Humanities

If Option 3:

HST 112

U.S. History Since 1865 (Hum class) OR

4

PLS 101

Survey of American Government (Social Sci class - see above)

3

Click here to choose 4 credits from Humanities if HST chosen, 8 if PLS chosen

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Credits

MTH 106

Math for Elementary Teachers I (Option 1, 2 & 3)    

4

MTH 206

Math for Elementary Teachers II (Option 1 or 2 or with Math/MAT- Minor)

4

ART 252

Art Education (Option 1 or 2)

3

EDU 101

Intro to Teaching    

(Not required by WMU but strongly recommended by NMC to experience teaching.)

2

Completion of at least 64 credits, including those listed above, fulfills the requirements of NMC's Associate degree.

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.

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