Applying to the Education Program

The Center for Educator Preparation welcomes you to apply for the Education Program at UM-Flint and we're here to help if you have any questions. Check this page to access the online undergraduate application, including instructions and admission requirements. 

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Program Admission/Phase 2 Application for Fall 2021 IS NOW OPEN!!!!!

Applications for FALL 2021 Admission to the Elementary Program Admission OR SEC Program Phase 2 is now available.  If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please contact your advisor ASAP.  


Complete Application HERE

For Questions contact your advisor, or contact us at  


SAT Unit Policy

Dear Elementary and Secondary Education Students,

Effective October 1, 2018, 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 Deb Seyerle at, 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.


To register for the SAT or to get general information, please visit College Board at

Do you need help registering for the SAT? Click here to follow these easy SAT Registration instructions.

University of Michigan-Flint

MAC Program

Basic Skills Requirement Policy - updated August 1, 2019

Students must meet the MAC basic skills requirement by achieving required scores in each of the domains of reading, math, and writing.  These scores can be achieved via the following nationally normed tests listed below and can be mixed (e.g., by meeting the reading and writing scores on the ACT along with the math score on the SAT).

Assessment Test or Section Domain Required Score *
ACT "Reading" Reading 18
ACT "Math" Math 18
ACT "Writing" Writing 6
SAT** "Evidence-Based Reading and Writing" Reading 460
SAT** "Math" Math 450
SAT** "Essay - Writing Dimension" Writing 5
Praxis Core "Reading" Reading 143
Praxis Core "Mathematics" Math 138
Praxis Core "Writing" Writing 140
GRE "Verbal Reasoning" Reading 128
GRE "Quantitative Reasoning" Math 130
GRE "Analytical Writing" Writing 3

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

Students currently in the program must attempt one of these nationally normed tests, and have scores reported to the UM-Flint Center for Educator Preparation, by December 31, 2019 to remain in good standing in the program.

Newly admitted students beginning each fall must attempt one of these nationally normed tests, and have scores reported to the UM-Flint Center for Educator Preparation, by the following June 30 to remain in good standing in the program.

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.


*These required scores are set at 85% of the Group Average Requirement of Standard 3.2 of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

**These required scores must be met with the new SAT which began in 2016.

Ready to Apply?

The field applications will be available in the beginning of September 2019!