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Teacher Preparation Program Degrees & Transfer Options

Degrees in Teacher Education

Teacher certification requires a four-year degree, but you can earn one of these LCC degrees while also following a transfer program. For assistance in selecting the degree that is most compatible with some of our key transfer programs, check out this document (pdf).

View requirements by clicking on the curriculum code.

Code Degree

747 Elementary Education, Associate in Arts Degree

752 Secondary Education, Associate in Arts Degree

1253 Child Development & Early Education, Associate in Arts Degree

1039 Teacher Paraprofessional, Associate in Applied Science Degree

829 Teacher Paraprofessional, Certificate of Completion

863 General Associate Degree


Transfer Guides and Articulation Agreements

It is possible to take one, two or three years of coursework at LCC and transfer those credits to a four-year program leading to certification. The following curriculum guides list LCC courses that students should take when preparing to transfer. They also provide key information about application requirements and admission procedures. Guides marked with an asterisk (*) are articulation agreements and represent a contract between Lansing Community College and the transfer school. Articulation agreements guarantee transferability of credits (with a 2.0 or better) to a specific education program.

Code Transfer Guides - Elementary Education

0554 Calvin College

0368 Central Michigan University*

1289 3+1 Central Michigan University (Lansing campus)*

1213 Eastern Michigan University*

1145 Ferris State University

1461 3+1 Ferris State University*

0653 Grand Valley State University

0499 Northern Michigan University

0330 Olivet College

0419 Saginaw Valley State University

1087 Spring Arbor University*

0523 University of Michigan-Flint

1374 Western Michigan University

Code Transfer Guides for Secondary Education

0540 Calvin College

0299 Central Michigan University, Business

0680 Central Michigan University, Grades 7-12*

0470 Central Michigan University, Industrial

0646 Central Michigan University, Music Education

0361 Central Michigan University, Physical Education*

0583 Eastern Michigan University

1217 Ferris State University

0398 Ferris State University, Technical Education

0681 Grand Valley State University

0301 Grand Valley State University, Physical Education

0553 Northern Michigan University

1088 Northern Michigan University, Art and Design K-12

0999 Northern Michigan University, History

0987 Northern Michigan University, Industrial Technology

1092 Northern Michigan University, Music

0978 Northern Michigan University, Physical Education

0980 Northern Michigan University, Physical Education (K-12)

1062 Northern Michigan University, Social Studies

0423 Olivet College

0435 Saginaw Valley State University

1305 University of Detroit Mercy

0516 University of Michigan-Flint

0440 Western Michigan University

1075 Western Michigan University, Automotive Technology*

1084 Western Michigan University, Auto Body Repair*

1078 Western Michigan University, Business*

1066 Western Michigan University, CADD/Drafting & Design*

1077 Western Michigan University, Electrical Technology*

1067 Western Michigan University, Geographic Resource & Environ Tech

1090 Western Michigan University, Heating & Air Conditioning

1085 Western Michigan University, Industrial Technology*

1094 Western Michigan University, Machine Maintenance*

1068 Western Michigan University, Machine Toolmaker*

1076 Western Michigan University, Residential Construction*

1069 Western Michigan University, Welding Technology*


Code Transfer Guides for Special Education

0463 Central Michigan University, (Elementary, K-8) *

0678 Central Michigan University, (Secondary, 7-12)*

0587 Eastern Michigan University

0679 Grand Valley State University

1003 Northern Michigan University

0388 Western Michigan University

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