1. When do I apply to the COE?
Students apply to the undergraduate College of Education once they have completed substantial coursework in their major and minor areas of study and have met all minimum admission criteria for undergraduate teacher education. The COE undergraduate application deadline dates are September 15th for winter semester admission and February 1st for fall semester admission. The College of Education begins to accept undergraduate teacher education applications two weeks prior to the application deadline. Special education program candidates and secondary modern language majors must apply during winter semester (Feb. 1) for fall admission. Field waiver requests with extensive documentation must be submitted with the completed undergraduate teacher education application.
The College of Education offers year round admission into graduate programs. For more information see Graduate Admissions.
2. What are the GPA requirements for COE admission?
3. How long does it take to receive a COE decision?
4. Who do I meet with to arrange a course schedule?
To arrange a course schedule that meets undergraduate major, minor, and general education requirements, each student must contact the major department and schedule an appointment with an advisor. To arrange a course schedule within the elementary or secondary education major program, or to discuss the COE application process, contact the COE Student Information and Services Center. Graduate students also should contact the COE Student Information and Services Center and schedule an appointment with a graduate COE advisor to complete a planned program. 5. How do I schedule an appointment with a COE advisor?
Contact the COE Student Information and Services Center at 616.331.6650. 6. How do I register for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification?
You may register for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification via the internet at: http://www.mttc.nesinc.com. You may also register via mail with a form included in the registration booklet. To receive a booklet, contact the COE Student Information and Services Center at 616.331.6650. Registration booklets are also available at 101 Eberhard Center.
7. When do I take the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification and which tests do I take?
8. Do you offer a program for people who hold a four year degree and would like to become certified to teach?
Our Graduate Teacher Certification (GTC) program offers an alternative route to initial teacher certification for those who hold a four year degree. To attend a GTC information session contact the COE Student Information and Services Center at 616.331.6650. 9. What are the application deadlines for the graduate practicum and thesis courses?
Graduate students must apply in advance to participate in the graduate practicum and thesis courses. The application deadline dates are: February 15 for spring/summer semester
May 15 for fall semester September 15 for winter semester
10. Once all coursework is completed, how do I initiate the paperwork for Michigan provisional certification, professional certification, or an additional endorsement?
All candidates applying for new or certificate change must initiate the certification process by self-registering in the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS). First time candidates must created a MEIS account before signing into MOECS at www.michigan.gov/moecs. Once the MEIS account is established, you log into MOECS with your MEIS user ID and password and apply for your certificate. After you apply for your certificate, your application will be submitted to the institution that you identified in the application process via MOECS for review and approval.