Mid Michigan College now offers four unique pathways for those interested in pursuing a career as an educator.

“We’re excited to offer these transfer-focused and career-ready options to students,” noted Amy Fisher, Dean of Business & Professional Studies at Mid. “Early childhood educators are in great need across the state, and our certificate can get you in the door in this high-demand field in just two semesters!”

Mid’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program offers students two options—a certificate and an associate degree.

“The certificate can be completed quickly and helps students gain basic skills,” explained Jule Ehle, Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator at Mid. “Students can then ladder those earned credits directly into our associate degree pathway—saving time and money as they upgrade their skills.”

In contrast to the career-ready ECE pathways, Mid’s Early Childhood Development Transfer Pathway transfers over 50 credits directly into Central Michigan University's Bachelor of Early Childhood Development & Learning Program and is over 80% online.

“This is a great option for those students interested in pursuing an advanced degree,” said Ehle. “Plus, students who complete this pathway are better equipped for higher-paying roles in childcare centers.”

The College also offers an Elementary Education Transfer Pathway and Secondary Education Transfer Pathway for those interested in becoming educators, and has expanded online learning options so students can learn where and when it works for them.

Registration for fall courses at Mid Michigan College is available now and courses start Monday, August 29. Mid’s courses are scheduled to take place on campus and online.

“While the fall semester might seem far away, we encourage new and continuing students to register for courses soon,” said Fisher. “This will ensure they are able to shape a schedule that works best for them.”

Prospective students can apply online at midmich.edu/apply or contact Admissions at admissions@midmich.edu or (989) 386-6661.

Current or returning students should contact their Mid Mentor for assistance with academic planning and registration.

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