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Teacher Education Preferred Admit

Explore education in your first two years of undergraduate study, be a part of a small community, work with young people, and get guaranteed admission into our junior-level program.

Express Your Interest

Fill out the form below to let us know you're interested in TEPA.

How to Apply


When filling out the application, select “School of Education” under preferred admission.


Following the application deadline, the School of Education will reach out to you with more information.

Watch the video below to learn how to select the School of Education in the Common Application.

Where can TEPA take you


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Sharae Franklin

Never put teaching and the field of education in a box. There are countless opportunities that are already available as well as chances for you to create your own. Try to find classes or volunteer positions where you can be in the classroom and work closely with the age of students you are considering teaching.

At the University of Michigan, I took a course called Ann Arbor Language Partnership (A2LP) where I was able to work with a partner and teach Spanish classes to third grade students. This provided an introduction to critical elements of teaching such as lesson planning and classroom management. A2LP, in cumulation with the informative, encouraging, and supportive events provided in TEPA, helped me make my final decision to pursue a teaching degree. TEPA was a program that helped me gain more confidence in my potential of becoming a successful educator. Now, I am teaching overseas at an international school in Bahrain!

Although the field of education can be difficult at times, there is something so beautiful and fulfilling in knowing that each day I have another chance to share love and wisdom with my students in hopes that they one day also achieve their dreams just as I have begun to. The world of teaching is changing, and I believe that people are beginning to see the importance and need of the work we do. So, do not give up, and always remember why you want to become a teacher. Let that be the fuel that allows you to push through, and the fruit from it will be more than you can imagine. All the best, and GO BLUE!


Sharae Franklin, Detroit, MI
Major: Elementary Education with Mathematics Concentration
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Lawrence Teng

One of the reasons that TEPA is an amazing program, and the School of Education in general, is that it gives you access to so many knowledgeable faculty and staff who are doing research and teaching around critical issues in education today. Take advantage of this opportunity by asking them as many questions as possible, from education topics to personal advice. You will learn lessons and form relationships that last a lifetime.
Lawrence Teng, El Cerrito, CA
Major: B.A. Mathematics with Teacher Certification

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