Applying to the Master of Arts with Secondary Teaching Certification Program

Application Deadlines

We encourage you to apply in the first two rounds since these applicants have a greater opportunity to be considered for scholarships In addition, only students admitted from the first two rounds will be able to attend our official Admitted Student Visit Day in late-March.

Round 1 Applications due December 1, 2014
Decisions posted by January 20, 2015

Round 2 Applications due February 1, 2015
Decisions posted by March 24, 2015

Round 3 Applications due April 1, 2015
Decisions posted by May 18, 2015

Expenses for Master of Arts with Certification Students
(2014-2015) Includes Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, and Spring 2015



Books & Supplies

Room & Board

Michigan resident









Total Mandatory Fees for all terms (Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, and Spring 2015) $490.58

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

To obtain tuition rates (per credit hour) go to the Registrar's website at

*Michigan residents will pay approximately $10,235 for fall term and $10,235 for winter term.  They also pay approximately $5,435 for the summer term and $2,556 for the spring term (assuming that they are only enrolled in two credit hours their final term of enrollment). 

**Nonresident students pay approximately $20,692 for fall term and $20,692 for winter term.  They also pay approximately $10,858 for the summer term and $4,880 for the spring term (assuming that they are only enrolled in two credit hours their final term of enrollment).

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 ascertain 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.

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're earned a credential at a school outside of the U.S., then 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 Secondary 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.

If you have questions, please review the School of Education frequently asked questions or contact the Office of Student Affairs.

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