Applying to the Undergraduate Elementary Teacher Education Program

We’re excited that you want to become a teacher. We are looking for students who are interested in making a significant and meaningful difference in the lives of young people; elementary teachers must attend to the social, personal, and physical needs of their students, as well as to their academic and intellectual needs. We hope you will apply to our programs and help us to create a lasting impact on education and future generations of students.


How do I Apply?

The application process for the undergraduate teacher education programs depends upon what type of applicant you are. Our bachelor's programs begin in the third year (commonly known as the junior year). Click on the best link below for your needs.


When should I apply?

For those looking to start our junior-level program, students should apply using the below deadline:


Who are we looking for?

Our Faculty Members review applications and are looking for highly-qualified applicants with a passion for their subject matter and experience working in multiple settings with children. Applications will be considered based on these criteria:


What is the best next step?

We encourage you to attend a Teacher Certification Information Session or make an appointment to learn more about the benefits of getting teacher certification at the University of Michigan, our undergraduate certification programs, and to meet program representatives. 


With questions, contact:
The Office of Student Affairs
phone: 734.615.1528 

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