Applying to the Master of Arts with Elementary Teaching Certification Program
This program, like all of the School of Education's graduate programs, is administered through the University of Michigan's Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies (Rackham) (as are most non-professional graduate degrees at the university). Rackham offers a host of resources and support to help see you through from submitting your application to completion of your degree. We encourage you to follow these steps to begin the application process.
Register as a prospective student and obtain a UMID (University of Michigan ID) number. Having a UMID number will aid in the processing of your application.
Schedule an appointment to meet with our Recruitment Coordinators to learn more about the next steps to becoming a teacher candidate.
Complete a Request for a Coursework Evaluation. Submit the request for a coursework evaluation along with accompanying transcript(s) prior to submitting all other application materials. Your transcript(s) will be evaluated to be sure that you have met all general education and teaching major and minor course prerequisites. There is no charge for this evaluation. Note that an evaluation may take four weeks to be completed. The request for a coursework evaluation can be found here.
Complete the Rackham online application. Review the master of arts with certification application checklist to ensure you submit a complete application. Please note the academic statement of purpose, personal statement of purpose, resume, and letters of recommendation must be submitted using the online application system. Hard copies will not be accepted.
Submit your GRE scores. Test scores must be sent electronically to Rackham Graduate School (institution code: 1839) through Educational Testing Service (ETS).
Submit your transcripts. All applicants are required to mail one set of transcripts (in their sealed institutional envelope) for all previous bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and doctoral degrees to:
Rackham Graduate School
Attn: Transcripts/U‐M ID# (if known) or date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor MI 48109‐1070
If you've received a credential from a school outside the U.S. you should review the required credentials from non-U.S. institutions.
Check your application status. Use the Wolverine Access system to verify your application information, check the status of your application, and update your email address, home address, and telephone number.
The summer 2015 Elementary Master of Arts with Certification priority deadline is December 1, 2014; however, applications are accepted until the final deadline of May 1, 2015. Space is limited, and applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of this final deadline. Deadlines differ by program. Please see our application deadlines page for important application dates for each program.
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