Undergraduate Admissions Overview
The application process for the undergraduate teacher education programs depends upon what type of applicant you are. Our bachelor's programs begin in the third year (commonly known as the junior year). Incoming freshmen apply to the University of Michigan for entrance to another of the university's schools (usually the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; School of Kinesiology; or School of Music, Theatre, and Dance) and we encourage them to sign-up for the Preferred Admissions program—these students then complete their first two years at the university while receiving advising from the School of Education, before transferring to our program a the beginning of the junior year.
Students who are already enrolled at the University of Michigan may apply to transfer to the School of Education as a junior. This is known as a "cross-campus transfer."
Students from other institutions may also apply to transfer to the School of Education.
Prospective students who hold a bachelor's degree may earn a second bachelor's degree and recommendation for provisional teaching certification. Second-bachelor-degree students are eligible to transfer in 94 credits from their previous bachelor's degree, enabling them to complete a second bachelor's degree in one year. They should apply as transfer students.
Before You Apply
Students interested in our teacher certification programs should begin their inquiries by attending a Teacher Certification Information Session to learn more about the benefits of getting teacher certification at the University of Michigan, about undergraduate certification options, and about the application process. Check our online calendar to see a list of upcoming session dates.
If you have questions about the application process, please email SOE.UG.Admissions@umich.edu or call the Teacher Education office at 734.615.1528.