This academic program lays the foundation to transfer to Western Michigan University to obtain an Elementary Education degree at Western Michigan University. The Elementary Education Curriculum is designed to prepare students to assume teaching responsibilities in self-contained classrooms in grades K-5 all subjects, 6-8 in content area majors or minors. This is accomplished by completing the Pre-Elementary Education, A.A. at GRCC in the first two years and transferring seamlessly to Western to complete the final two years of the program. By declaring this articulated program, students are on track to graduate with both an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Michigan University.
General Education Courses
Select a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work from the General Education course list. Course work must be selected as directed in the areas below.
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 must be attained for advancement from the Pre-Education curriculum to the Elementary Education professional curriculum at Western Michigan University.
Students are strongly encouraged to take and pass all 3 subtests of the MTTC #96: Professional Readiness Exam (PRE) prior to transferring to Western Michigan University. It is recommended that students send their ACT/SAT scores to Western for evaluation to determine if they are eligible for an exemption for one (1) or all of the subtests due to their score.
It is recommended that students meet with an advisor to review the requirements for this articulated program and have any questions about transfer answered prior to completing this degree program at GRCC. Western Michigan University will accept courses taken at GRCC as outlined in the program agreement.
A minimum grade of 2.5 (C+) is required for CD 118, PY 251, and WE 157. For students choosing a content major in Language Arts, , a minimum grade of 3.0 (B) is required in EN 233. For students choosing a content major in Mathematics, a minimum grade of 3.0 (B) is required in MA 210 and MA 211.