The first step in considering your application to the Post-baccalaureate Teacher Certification program is to attend a group advising session. The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Group Advising Schedule is available online or in 206 Porter Building, 734.487.1416. Group advising provides the information you need to make an informed decision about pursuing teacher certification at EMU and is required of everyone who is interested in receiving individual advising.
To apply to the Post-baccalaureate Teacher Certification program, send the following to the EMU Office of Admissions:
- Passing scores on all three sections (reading, writing and mathematics) of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Professional Readiness Examination (formerly known as the Basic Skills Test). An official score report must be sent directly from MTTC to EMU.
- EMU undergraduate application.
- Non-refundable application fee.
- Post-baccalaureate Teacher Certification Department Application for Admission.
- Statement of Civil/Criminal Convictions.
- Complete a background check and print results. There is a $10 fee.
- Personal statement regarding your interest in becoming a teacher, explaining how professional experiences and/or work with children/youth have prepared you to become a teacher.
- Letter of recommendation from a professional source; the professional source should be able to talk about your professionalism and/or how your experiences with youth/children have prepared you to become a teacher.
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. A cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.50 in all bachelor's degree coursework or a 3.0 in a completed master's degree from an accredited institution is required for admission. Interested persons with less than a 2.50 GPA should contact the Second Bachelor's Office at 200 McKenny Hall, 734.487.5497.
Once the Office of Admissions receives all of the required documents, your file will be forwarded to the COE for an admission decision. At no time is admission to the Teacher Preparation Program guaranteed until the appropriate representative of the College of Education (COE) grants approval.