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SAT Unit Policy

University of Michigan-Flint

Secondary and Elementary Students

Effective October 1st, candidates in the Elementary Education or Secondary TCP programs must have a recorded attempt but DO NOT NEED TO ACHIEVE A PARICULAR SCORE on the SAT to move through the program.  We ask that all candidates make their best attempt, however there is no longer a requirement to achieve a 480 in Reading/Writing and 530 in Mathematics.  See below for further details.

Elementary candidates applying for admission to program and Secondary TCP candidates applying for Phase II must take the SAT and submit SAT scores to the University of Michigan-Flint.  If the SAT has already been submitted to the University, there is no need to take the test again.  If you took the SAT but did not submit the scores to the University, please contact, to discuss how to submit scores.  If you have not taken the SAT we encourage you do so at some point during Phase 1 (Secondary TCP) or pre admission to the Elementary program, but we must have scores on file before you are eligible to move to the next part of your program.

If a teacher candidate attempted the ACT prior to October 2017, they can use those scores in lieu of the SAT, please make sure they are on file with the University.

University of Michigan-Flint

MAC Program

Basic Skills Requirement Policy

Students may meet the basic skills requirement by achieving necessary scores below on one of the following nationally normed tests:

  • A new SAT* total score of 1010.  The two subarea scores in (i) Evidence-based Reading & Writing and (ii) Mathematics must each be at least 480. 
  • An ACT composite score of 19.  The three subarea scores in (i) English, (ii) Reading, and (iii) Mathematics must each be at least 18.

Students currently in the program must attempt the SAT/ACT, and have scores reported to the UM-Flint Center for Educator Preparation, by December 31, 2018 to remain in good standing in the program.

Newly admitted students beginning each fall must attempt the SAT/ACT, and have scores reported to the UM-Flint Center for Educator Preparation, by the following June 30 to remain in good standing.

This basic skills requirement for all MAC students must be met prior to recommendation for certification.

Students who are not making satisfactory academic progress in the MAC Program, and/or who are not demonstrating good faith effort toward passing the basic skills requirement, may be placed on academic probation or be dismissed from the program.


*The new SAT began in 2016.