Admission Requirements

STEP 1 - Before you can apply for admission to the Teacher Education program, you must be admitted to the University. If you have not applied and been admitted to the University, please visit one of the following sites:

STEP 2 – Elementary and secondary undergraduate pre-education students must attend a mandatory Pre-Education Seminar prior to applying to the Teacher Education Program (TEP).  Questions can be directed to the Office of Admissions & Certification at 989-964-4057, option #1.


  • Thursday, January 22, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Gilbertson Hall, Room ES 115
  • Thursday, February 12, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Curtiss Hall, Alumni Lounge
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Science East, Room SE 139
  • Monday, April 13, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Gilbertson Hall, Room EA 114
  • Thursday, May 7, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Gilbertson Hall, Room EA 114

 - Students must apply and be accepted into the Teacher Education Program prior to enrollment in 300-400 level professional studies courses. Applications are accepted by the College of Education in September to begin the program the following Winter Semester and in January to begin the program the following Fall Semester.


  • Applications MUST be submitted through Tk20. Click here for the TEP Tk20 Application Instructions (294kB). The application will be open in Tk20 Monday, December 15, 2014 through Friday, January 9, 2015 for those wishing to start the Professional Studies (methods) sequence Fall Semester, 2015. The electronic application will close at 5:00 p.m. on January 9th and no additional revisions will be allowed afterwards.  Please note: The campus will close for the holiday break Friday, December 19 at 4:30 p.m. and will reopen for business Monday, January 5. During this time, questions regarding the application process will not be answered until the campus reopens.
  • Beginning December 15th, applicants must schedule an appointment by Friday, January 9th to have their application materials reviewed and to set up an interview.  Scheduled appointments will be held Monday, January 12 through Friday, January 16. To schedule an appointment, please call 989-964-4057 (option #1). The review of the application materials will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Please note: The application must be fully completed prior to the scheduled appointment.  Official transcripts from all former institutions (submitted in a sealed envelope by that institution) must be submitted during the scheduled appointment. Please DO NOT submit transcripts PRIOR to your scheduled appointment.

Elementary Education Majors

Secondary Education Majors