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Catalog 2018-19


Teacher Education Transfer

The Teacher Education Transfer Program is designed to enable students who wish to become effective elementary or secondary education teachers to begin their professional studies at Schoolcraft and transfer into a teacher education program at a university. The coursework is based on both the

Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium–Model Core Teaching Standards (2011) (InTASC) and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards.

Students in the Teacher Education Transfer Program who plan to attend a partner university will be able to receive academic advising and pre- transfer assistance from the participating university. Students in the Teacher Education Transfer Program who complete all program requirements will also be eligible to receive an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Fine Arts (AFA), or Associate in General Studies (AGS) degree with an education designation.

The Teacher Education Transfer Program requires:

  • Successful completion of the following courses with a minimum GPA of 2.5, with no individual course grade lower than 2.0 (C): EDUC 101* Introduction to Education

    PSYCH 249 Educational Psychology EDUC 110 Child Development

    EDUC 205* Promoting Learning in a Diverse Society Using Family, School and Community Partnerships EDUC 200* Children with Special Needs

    EDUC 270 Instructional Technology

  • Overall minimum GPA of 2.5 (minimum of 60 hours)
  • Pass the new SAT exam or all sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination
  • Criminal background check

*Courses requiring fieldwork (Fingerprinting may also be required by some school districts for fieldwork)

Students may also complete this program with an AS, AGS, or an AFA degree after meeting all general education and degree requirements. Please contact your counselor for details.

Students who are not in the Teacher Education Transfer Program may transfer the individual course credit to other institutions. Students should review current transfer guides and articulation agreements when planning to transfer credits. The education designation on the transcript is available only to students who are admitted to and complete the requirements of the Teacher Education Transfer Program. All courses that apply to theses degrees must be at the 100 or 200 level.

Please contact the Associate Dean, Education Programs for additional information, 734-462-4335.


Schoolcraft program code # AA.00700
Download the Curriculum Guide (PDF)

Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 15-16

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 15-18

Second Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 16-18

Second Year - Winter Semester

  • Elective - Major/Minor Transfer - Credits: 3
  • Humanities - Select one General Education Humanities Course - Credits: 3-4
  • Elective* - Major/Minor Transfer - Credits: 3
  • Elective* - Major/Minor Transfer - Credits: 3
  • EDUC 270 - Instructional Technology - Credits: 3
Total Credits: 15-16

PROGRAM TOTAL: 61-68 CREDITS

*Electives in Liberal Arts Courses and Major/Minor Transfer Areas: Course selection may vary based upon the major or minor that is pursued.

This program outline provides the framework for a Teacher Education Transfer Program, but it does not represent a final academic plan for any specific four-year college or university. Students should consult with their counselor or advisor and the teacher preparation institution to which they are transferring, for details regarding transfer credit for all education courses, general education, and admission application requirements for the specific college/university to which they plan to transfer.

Students need to be aware that educational programs require a criminal background check. Fingerprinting may also be required by some school districts for fieldwork.

In order to complete the program requirements, students will need to have successfully passed the new SAT exam or all sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and have an overall minimum GPA of 2.5 (minimum of 60 hours), with no individual course grade lower than 2.0 (C).

Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them.

Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor or counselor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

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