Admission Requirements for Secondary Education
Catalog years 2014 to present
All undergraduate students who declare a preference for a
curriculum leading to a teaching certificate will be assigned
a pre-education designator (PED) at the time of admission.
The primary purpose of this designation is to identify students
who intend to enter the teaching profession. This permits
the College of Education and Human Development's Office of Admissions and Advising
to monitor each student's progress toward certification.
must meet the following minimum requirements at the time of application:
- Completion of 60 hours
of all Western Michigan University Intellectual Skills
Development requirements (e.g. MATH 1090, ED 1040, ENG 1000,
- Completion of an approved college level writing course with a grade of "C" or better.
- Completion of the ES 2000 or an approved course with a grade of "CB" or better
of a cumulative grade point average (GPA)
of 3.0 or better at the
time of application.
of acceptable scores on the Michigan Test for Teacher
Certification (MTTC) - Professional Readiness Exam #96 (formerly Basic Skills) at the
time of application
- Completion of Background Check through CertifiedBackground.com (Package Code: WC48)
- Judgment of Sentence or Register of Action for any convictions
and submission of a formal application to the Office of Admissions and Advising, 2421 Sangren Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.