Applying to the Master of Arts with Elementary Teaching Certification Program

Application Deadlines

We encourage you to complete your application by the Round 1 Deadline (December 1st) to be given first consideration for funding, as funds are limited.

Round 1 Applications due December 1, 2015

Round 2 Applications due February 1, 2016

Round 3 Applications due April 1, 2016

Expenses for Master of Arts with Certification Students
(2015-2016)  Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Spring 2016



Books & Supplies

Room & Board

Michigan resident








Total Mandatory Fees for all terms (Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Spring 2016) $492.58

Additional information on expenses can be found from the University Office of Financial Aid.

*Michigan residents shoud expect to pay approximately $5,666 in tuition for summer 2015, $10,520 Fall 2015 and $10,520 Winter 2016, as well as $5,666 for the spring 2016. 

**Nonresident students should expect to pay approximately $11,476 for the summer 2015, $21,265 for the fall 2015 and $21,265 for the winter 2016, as well as $11,476 for the spring 2016. 

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.

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.

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Room 1225
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259

Phone: 734.615.1528

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