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Lansing-Based Certification Programs

Begin at LCC and complete your degree at these universities offering teacher certification in Lansing.

Central Michigan University
Ferris State University
Michigan State University
Spring Arbor University

You'll take 45 to 100 credits at LCC (depending on the program ), then enroll in one of these university programs to complete your bachelor's degree in the Lansing area. You'll pay LCC tuition for the LCC courses and university tuition for university credits. Financial aid is available for both. Many of the required courses are offered evenings, weekends or online.

lcc transfer programs available for completion in lansing or east lansing





Elementary Education (K-8)

Secondary Education (7-12)

Special Education (K-12)


Language Arts/Reading

Integrated Science

Social Studies

Early Childhood (ZA) Endorsement

All other endorsements

LCC transfer guide available

Note: Most university elementary education programs are undergoing changes in 2010 to comply with new requirements from the Michigan Department of Education. Please be sure to verify that you are using the most current curriculum guide.

CMU - Elementary Education

LCC Transfer Guide # 1289

Available program: All students must complete a major in Integrated Science and a minor in Reading
LCC credits: 93
CMU credits: 66
CMU Location: 2900 West Road, East Lansing, Michigan
Contact: Ann Selleck, Education Advisor, Social Science Department, Office 201,, 517-483-1018

FSU - Elementary Education

Transfer Guide # 1461

Available programs: All students choose both Language Arts and Mathematics minors or the Social Studies major. Early Childhood (ZA endorsement) is available as an additional minor. LCC credits: 80-100 (depending on minors selected) FSU credits: 30-45
FSU Location: LCC University Center, main campus
Contact: Ann Selleck, Education Advisor, Social Science Department, Office 201,, 517-483-1018

MSU - Elementary, Secondary, Special Education

Students are encouraged to meet with an MSU advisor to determine specific LCC coursework for their chosen program. Available programs: A wide range of majors and minors are available.
LCC credits: 45-60
MSU credits: 80-90 (post-graduate work is required to meet certification requirements)
MSU Location: East Lansing
Contact: MSU College of Education Advising Center,
(517) 353-9680

SAU - Elementary Education, Special Education

Transfer Guide# 1528

Available programs: All students choose both Language Arts and Integrated Science minors or a major in Language Arts, Social Studies, or Special Education.
LCC credits: 68
SAU credits: 56-82
SAU Location: Classes are taught on the campus of the Great Lakes Christian College in West Lansing. The SAU Lansing office is located at 4202 Collins Road, Lansing.
Contact: Pat Cramer, LCC Counseling and Advising,, (517) 483-9708, GB 204 or Vera Intveld, SAU Lansing at (517) 333-0480 or

Humanities and Performing Arts at Lansing Community College

Arts and Sciences Division
Arts and Sciences Bldg, Room 103
Phone: (517) 483-1010
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