Admission Requirements for Secondary Education
Catalog years 2003 to 2012
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 35 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 following course or an approved course with a grade of "C" or better:
- Secondary Education Students with a teachable major in the College of Arts and Sciences - ES 2000, Intro to American Education
of a cumulative grade point average (GPA)
of 2.5 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.