NMC Transfer Guide

To: Western Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Secondary Education

Students completing requirements for the Michigan Secondary Provisional Certification are qualified to teach major/minor subjects in grades 6-12 in the state of Michigan. Business, Health, Art, Music, Foreign Language, and Physical Education majors result in K-12 certification.

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


(Change for students who start in Fall 2013)

  1. Completion of at least 35 credit hours.
  2. Completion of WMU's Intellectual Skills requirements in Writing (satisfied by ENG 111 or 112); Math (minimally satisfied by MTH 23); Reading (satisfied by testing out or taking ENGL 100 at WMU if required or by transferring a minimum of 26 credit hours).
  3. Completion of ED 200 Introduction to American Education at WMU with a minimum of 2.0.
  4. Minimum GPA of 2.5 overall.
  5. Satisfactory performance on the Basic Skills Portion of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC). For information 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. Criminal background check.
  7. Completion of two applications is required for admission to the Professional Education program:
    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
  8. A list of approved majors and minors is available in WMU's catalog; NMC's Counseling Center has catalogs.


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".



ENG 111, 112

English Composition



Click here to select 8 credits from Science/Math

Please Note: ENV 270 may be used to complete MACRAO but the credits will not transfer to WMU.

Social Science


PSY 101

Intro to Psychology


PSY 211

Developmental Psychology


Click here to select one additional class - NOT PSY - from Social Science


Click here to select 8 credits from Humanities



EDU 101

Intro to Teaching



Students completing MACRAO must MINIMALLY:

Compete MTH 23 Beginning Algebra at NMC
Pass the computational skills assessment test AT WMU

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.

Updated: Summer 2013


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