FAQ Topic: Admitted Students

  1. How is my residency determined for tuition purposes?
  2. Should I attend my program’s Campus Visit Day/preview day if one is offered?
  3. Should I attend my program’s Campus Visit Day/preview day if one is offered?
  4. What expenses are associated with initial teacher certification?

How is my residency determined for tuition purposes?

Questions about residency can be answered by visiting the U-M Office of the Registrar webpage.   Please note, establishing residency can be a lengthy process.  Thus, if you have been classified as an out-of-state student but believe you should be assessed in-state tuition rates, please fill out the residency application as soon as possible once you have decided to attend the School of Education.

Should I attend my program’s Campus Visit Day/preview day if one is offered?

Admitted doctoral students should attend their program's interview/preview day. If you are unable to attend for any reason, please contact your program directly to discuss alternatives. The preview is designed to provide you with information about the program, with a chance to speak with faculty and current students, as well as an opportunity to meet fellow classmates. 

Should I attend my program’s Campus Visit Day/preview day if one is offered?

All master's students are strongly encouraged to attend their program’s Campus Visit Day/preview day if one is offered, although this is not a requirement.  If you are unable to attend and would like to visit campus another time, please contact your program administrator.  If you are considering the master’s program in higher education and would like to interview for on-campus internships, Campus Visit Day is the perfect opportunity to do so. 

What expenses are associated with initial teacher certification?

As with any professional licensure program, there are costs associated with acquiring the license. These costs are in addition to University of Michigan tuition and room and board. Below is a list of estimated additional costs you will incur while part of the Teacher Education program:

Fingerprinting $69.00 (prior to start of program)
Substitute Permit for Michigan $25.00 (optional, during program)
Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)   
Basic Skills
$49.00 (passed by end of first term)
First Subject Area Test $74.00 (passed by certification recommendation date)
Each Additional Subject Area Test $59.00 (passed by certification recommendation date)
CPR/First Aid $60.00 (last program semester)
Michigan Teaching License $160.00 (after graduation)

Note: Fees are subject to change.

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