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Elementary ACR Admission Requirements

Saginaw Valley State University’s Elementary Accelerated Certification with Residency (ACR) program is for those with bachelor’s degrees or higher who want to obtain teaching certification in the state of Michigan.

  1. Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
  2. Minimum 3.0 grade point average (based on 4.00 scale) for students completing degrees in the past four years
  3. Passing scores on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Professional Readiness Examination or Michigan Department of Education-approved alternative pass measures
  4. Successful interview into the College of Education Teacher Education Program

Contact Us
(989) 964-4057(989) 964-4057
Toll-free: 1-800-968-2540


James E. Tarr, Ph.D.

Acting Assistant Dean & Professor

Colleen D'Arcy, Ph.D.


College of Education Dean's Office
Gilbertson Hall, North 275
University Center, MI 48710


8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.