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Teacher Education Associate in Applied Science

Teacher Education Associate in Applied Science

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The Teacher Education Associate in Applied Science-Transfer program was developed to transfer easily to the following areas of study at Western Michigan University:

  • Early Childhood Elementary Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education

Stay Local. Teach Local.

LMC’s education program has strong ties to area elementary and child care facilities, providing you with many opportunities to teach in southwest Michigan.

Transfer Resources

Students wishing to pursue a career in education at WMU will need to meet with an LMC Teacher Education program advisor for assistance in developing an individualized Student Education Plan (SEP). In discussions with their advisor, students will determine the teaching certification/grade level they are interested in pursuing, their college selection, and an academic content major area for additional endorsements. With several course options in this program, it is important that students choose courses based on their career and transfer goals.

Test Scores Required for Admission into WMU’s College of Education

The state of Michigan requires that teacher candidates demonstrate basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics before they can begin their education coursework at a 4-year institution. SAT scores may now be used in place of the Professional Readiness Exam to meet the Michigan basic skills examination requirement. Scores acceptable for admission will be:

• Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 480 or higher

• Mathematics: 530 or higher Students must meet the minimum test scores to be admitted into WMU’s College of Education.

Please see your LMC Education advisor for additional information.

Students planning to pursue a bachelor degree at another school should work closely with the Education advisor.

Please check with your program advisor and the website for available scholarships.

General Education Requirements Credit Hours
English 101, English Composition 3
English 102, English Composition 3
Political Science 101, National Government 3
Mathematics 200, Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 4
Biology 170, Life Science for Elementary Teachers I 3
Humanities 201, Introduction to the Arts 3


Major Requirements Credit Hours
History 201, American History 3
Physical Education 212, Health and Fitness, or Physical Education 214, Personal Health 3
Psychology 201, Introduction to Psychology 3
Psychology 203, Human Development or Psychology 204, Child Development and Personality 3
Psychology 204, Child Development and Personality 3
Mathematics 210, Geometry for Elementary Teachers 4
Mathematics 265, Probability and Statistics for Elementary/Middle School Teachers 4
Physical Science 180, Physical Science in Elementary Education 3
Physical Science 190, Earth Science for Elementary/Middle School Teachers I 3
Physical Science 280, Physical Science for Elementary Teachers II 3



Program Electives (12-15 credits required, depending on track)  
Early Childhood Elementary (Pre K-5th Grade Certification) Track Credit Hours
Geography 100, World Regional Geography 4
Business 200, Introduction to Economics 3
Physical Education 208, Introduction to Elementary Physical Education 2
Child Development 212, Administration of Early Childhood Programs 3


Elementary (K-8th Grade Certification) Track Credit Hours
Art 111, Art Education or Music 200, Music for the Elementary Teacher 3
History 202, American History 3
History 204, Modern East Asia 3
Physical Science 290, Earth Science for Elementary/Middle School Teachers 3
Choose One Content Area Major Course: Biology 270, Life Science for Elementary Teacher II Chemistry 101, Introductory Chemistry I English 208, Literary Interpretation English 214, Children’s Literature English 215, Poetry English 216, Literature of Black America Physics 104, Introduction to the Sky and Solar System Political Science 102, State Government 3


Special Education Track Credit Hours
Geography 100, World Regional Geography 4
Business 200, Introduction to Economics 3
Physical Education 208, Introduction to Elementary Physical Education 2
Education 101, Foundations of Education 3



Academic Advisor

Nicole Hatter is the Director of Advising at Lake Michigan College.

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Education: Western Michigan University Ph.D. Behavioral Science M.A.

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