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Admission Requirements

STEP 1 - Before you can apply for admission to the Teacher Education program, you must be admitted to the University. If you have not applied and been admitted to the University, please visit one of the following sites:

STEP 2 – Elementary and secondary undergraduate pre-education students must attend a mandatory Pre-Education Seminar prior to applying to the Teacher Education Program (TEP).  Questions can be directed to the Office of Admissions & Certification at 989-964-4057, option #1.


  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., Alumni Lounge
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Alumni Lounge

 - Students must apply and be accepted into the Teacher Education Program prior to enrollment in 300-400 level professional studies courses. Applications are accepted by the College of Education in September to begin the program the following Winter Semester and in January to begin the program the following Fall Semester.


  • Applications MUST be submitted through Tk20. Click here for the TEP Tk20 Application Instructions (294kB). The application will be open in Tk20 Friday, August 26, 2016 through Friday, September 16, 2016 for those wishing to start the Professional Studies (methods) sequence Winter Semester, 2017. The electronic application will close at 5:00 p.m. on September 16th and no additional revisions will be allowed afterwards.
  • Starting Monday, September 12th, applicants must schedule an appointment by Friday, September 23rd to have their application materials reviewed with Anne Reittenbach in the College of Education Dean's Office. Applicants will set up an appointment for their interview and to have their fingerprinting done.  Scheduled appointments will be held Monday, September 19 through Friday, September 23. To schedule an appointment, you may stop in to the College of Education Dean's Office located on the 2nd floor of Gilbertson Hall or you may call 989-964-4646. The review of the application materials will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Please note: The application must be fully completed prior to the scheduled appointment.  Official transcripts from all former institutions (submitted in a sealed envelope by that institution) must be submitted during the scheduled appointment. Please DO NOT submit transcripts PRIOR to your scheduled appointment.

Elementary Education Majors

  • Teacher Education Program Requirements
  • Teacher Education Program Application for Admission

Secondary Education Majors

  • Teacher Education Program Requirements
  • Teacher Education Program Application for Admission
Step 1 - Be a current SVSU student, or admitted student
Step 2: Complete Prerequisites
Step 3 - Attend a Pre-Education Seminar
Step 4: Apply to Teacher Education Program in Tk20
Step 5 - Schedule Application Review
Step 6: Schedule TEP Interview
Step 7: Complete Fingerprinting and Criminal Background Check

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