Forms & Guidelines

Admitted Undergraduate Student Checklist

Last modified: September 07, 2017

As a student in a professional program, you are required to complete specific requirements for program participation and for State of Michigan teacher certification. There are a number of requirements you will need to complete before the start of the program and others that you will need to know and understand in order to complete requirements in a timely manner during the program. Please use this checklist to help you meet these requirements.

School of Education Academic Advising Appointment
(Deadline: As soon as possible)

The academic advisors in the School of Education are Erin Tashima and Sarah Powers. It is important that you make an appointment with an academic advisor at the School of Education at your earliest convenience. We expect that you will meet with an advisor each semester you are in the program. The advisors will help you craft a course completion plan and discuss certification requirements with you.

You can make an advising appointment in one of three ways: call the Teacher Education office at 734.615.1528, complete an online form, or email In each case, please be prepared to give your name, UMID, email address, and contact phone number. Please also tell us if you are newly admitted to the program.

Basic Skills Test
(Deadline: Before the start of your professional education course sequence)

Before you are eligible to begin the Teacher Education program, you must pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Basic Skills test. Dates and locations of the test as well as practice tests are available on the MTTC website. The Basic Skills test is offered every month; five times a year in a paper format for $49 and seven times a year at Pearson Testing Centers as an online tests for $130.

Note: If you are beginning your education courses in the fall, you are required to take the Basic Skills test by the end of August. If you are beginning your education course in the winter, you should complete this process by the previous December.

Criminal Background Check

Before you are eligible to begin the Teacher Education program you must take steps to satisfy criminal background check requirements for the School of Education and for the school district(s) in which you will be placed. This will include performing a search of your public record via the Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT) to satisfy the School of Education requirements and going to the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) to be fingerprinted to satisfy district requirements. You will receive detailed instructions from your program coordinator about the process for completing each step of the criminal background check process.

Blood Borne Pathogens Training
(Deadline: Before the start of your professional education course sequence)

Before you begin the program, you are required to complete training to handle blood borne pathogens. To complete the blood borne pathogens training go to the Global Compliance Network website. For instructions on accessing the training module on the site and completing the training please see the Blood Borne Pathogens Training Instructions sheet. Training typically takes 30 minutes or less.

Program Course Sequence

Please follow the appropriate link below to review information about the courses you will take in the professional education course sequence for the program you are beginning. You will also receive registration emails from the Teacher Education program that will identify courses and sections each term. Both will be helpful to you as you register for your first term in the program.
Elementary Program Course Sequence (scroll down to appropriate section)
Secondary Program Course Sequence  (scroll down to appropriate section)

M-Teach T-shirt

Stop by the Teacher Education office, Monday-Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to pick up your M-Teach t-shirt and wear it proudly!

Professional Program Launch

Please continue to read Teacher Education program email carefully for additional information regarding program requirements, as well as a fall date for the professional program launch. The launch is the first event in your professional program. Attendance is required.