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Education - Teacher Education Transfer AA, AS, AFA, AGS Degree


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Schoolcraft program code #AA.00700

The Teacher Education Transfer Program is designed to enable students who wish to become effective elementary or secondary education teachers to begin their professional studies at Schoolcraft and transfer into a teacher education program at a university. The coursework is based on both the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium - Model Core Teaching Standards (2011) (InTASC) and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards.

Students in the Teacher Education Transfer Program who plan to attend a partner university will be able to receive academic advising and pre-transfer assistance from the participating university. Students in the Teacher Education Transfer Program who complete all program requirements will also be eligible to receive an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Fine Arts (AFA), or Associate in General Studies (AGS) degree with an education designation.

The Teacher Education Transfer Program requires:

*Course requiring fieldwork (Fingerprinting may also be required by some school districts for fieldwork) Students may also complete this program with an AS, AGS, or an AFA degree after meeting all general education and degree requirements. Please contact your advisor for details.

Students who are not in the Teacher Education Transfer Program may transfer the individual course credits to other institutions. Students should review current transfer guides and articulation agreements when planning to transfer credits. The education designation on the transcript is available only to students who are admitted to and complete the requirements of the Teacher Education Transfer Program. All courses that apply to these degrees must be at the 100 or 200 level.

Please contact the Associate Dean, Education and Occupational Programs for additional information, 734-462-4335.

The program outline provides the framework for a Teacher Education Transfer Program, but it does not represent a final academic plan for any specific four-year college or university. Students should consult with their advisor and the teacher preparation institution to which they are transferring, for details regarding transfer credit for all education courses, general education, and admission application requirements for the specific college/university to which they plan to transfer.

Students need to be aware that educational programs require a criminal background check.

In order to complete the program requirements, students will need to have an overall minimum GPA of 2.5 (minimum of 60 hours), with no individual course grade lower than 2.0 (C).

Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Sample Schedule of Courses


First Year


Fall Semester


Total Credits: 15-16

Winter Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • Social Science - Select General Education Social Science Course Credits: 3-4
  • Mathematics - Select General Education Mathematics Course Credits: 3-4
  • Humanities - Select General Education Humanities Course Credits: 3-4
Total Credits: 15-18

Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Credits: 16-18

Winter Semester


  • Elective - Major/Minor Transfer Credits: 3*
  • Humanities - Select General Education Humanities Course Credits: 3-4
  • Elective - Major/Minor Transfer Credits: 3*
  • Elective - Major/Minor Transfer Credits: 3*
  • Credits: 3
Total Credits: 15-16

Program Total: 61-68 Credits


*Electives in Liberal Arts Courses and Major/Minor Transfer Areas: Course selection may vary based upon the major or minor that is pursued.

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