Elementary & Secondary Education

Elementary Education (AAELEM)

This program prepares students to transfer into an elementary education program at a four-year college or university.  The first two years of instruction in a bachelor’s degree program in elementary education is covered.  The program includes the general education courses used for most elementary education programs in Michigan that prepare students for the state-mandated basic skills tests.  Requirements may vary among colleges so students should obtain the current curriculum from the college to which they are transferring and talk to an undergraduate advisor early in their studies. Curriculum and admission requirements are available on most colleges’ websites.

Articulation:  Ferris State University, BS degree; Eastern Michigan University, BS degree.

This program meets MACRAO. Students must have their transcripts certified for MACRAO completion by the WCC Student Records Office. Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office.

Program Admission Requirements:  Students must have an Academic Math Level of 3 to enroll in MTH 148.  At least one year of high school algebra is recommended.

Continuing Eligibility Requirements:  Admission requirements for bachelor’s degree teacher education programs may vary among colleges. Most require a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for courses to transfer as well as a minimum of 56 to 60 college credits completed and successful completion of the state-mandated basic skills test before applying for admission to the program.

Secondary Education (AASECO)

This program prepares students for transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in secondary education at a four-year college or university. The program covers the first two years of instruction, including the general education courses, used by most secondary education programs in Michigan, which prepare students for the state-mandated basic skills tests. Requirements may vary among colleges. Students should obtain the current curriculum from the college to which they are transferring and talk to an undergraduate advisor early in their studies. Curriculum and admission requirements are available on most colleges’ websites.

Articulation:  Eastern Michigan University, BS degree.  This program meets MACRAO.  Students must have their transcripts certified for MACRAO completion by the WCC Student Records Office.  Copies can be obtained from the counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office.

Program Admission Requirements:  Students must have an Academic Math Level of 2 to enroll in MTH 125.

Continuing Eligibility Requirements:  Admission requirements for bachelor’s degree teacher education programs may vary among colleges. Most require a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for courses to transfer as well as a minimum of 56 to 60 college credits completed and successful completion of the state-mandated basic skills test before applying for admission to the program.